Workforce Development News – Feb. 7, 2011

By on February 7, 2011

10 Things All Customers Want

“We’re all part of a giant food chain of products and services. That means, in all likelihood, that you’re not only a customer, but you have customers, too. Since you’re on both sides of the equation, it stands to reason that you’d treat your customers the same way you’d want to be treated, right?”
http://www.bnet.com/blog/ceo/10-things-all-customers-want/6667

How to Choose a Career That’s Best for You

“Of course, since we all have different skills, interests, experiences and expectations, there’s no one career that’s best for everyone. So how do you choose the career that’s best for you? Whether you’re trying to decide where to look for your first job or pondering a possible career change, here’s what you should consider when thinking through this important decision:”
http://money.usnews.com/money/blogs/outside-voices-careers/2010/12/6/how-to-choose-a-career-thats-best-for-you.html

The Worst Interview Question (and How to Answer It)

“Some interviewers are still convinced in the value of the weakness question, so they continue to ask it. As a result, candidates have learned to fabricate answers, for example, ‘My biggest weakness is that I’m a workaholic.’ Overall, forcing a candidate into making up answers is a bad way to start a relationship. Rather than hemming and hawing for an answer on the spot, follow these recommendations:”
http://blogs.hbr.org/cs/2011/01/the_worst_interview_question_a.html

How to Communicate More Effectively in E-mail

“If you apply these tips, your e-mail will be more lucid, which will result in fewer traded messages, faster responses, and less time in your inbox.”
http://www.bnet.com/blog/businesstips/how-to-communicate-more-effectively-in-e-mail/10375

We Are NOT Just Looking for a Job

“Growth, passion and contribution are the nourishment we need from our work; it’s what feeds us.”
http://www.careerrocketeer.com/2011/02/we-are-not-just-looking-for-a-job.html

How to Guarantee You Won’t Make A Bad Hire

“The key is to hire for two factors: competence and values fit. If the person doesn’t have both of these elements, do not hire them under any circumstances. Here are three traps to avoid, and three steps to take:”
http://www.bnet.com/blog/tribal/how-to-guarantee-you-won-8217t-make-a-bad-hire/413

6 Ways to Boost Your Job Search on LinkedIn

“To get the most benefit from LinkedIn, you have to become a proactive user, reaching out to others, participating in the community, and continuously working to build your network. Here are six proactive ways to boost your job search on LinkedIn:”
http://money.usnews.com/money/blogs/outside-voices-careers/2010/11/18/6-ways-to-boost-your-job-search-on-linkedin

9 Ways You Could Mess Up This Tax Season

“If you don’t pay attention, you could easily step into gooey, gloppy tax miasmas that wind up costing you money and/or winning you unwanted notice from the IRS. So here are some common mistakes you might make and what to do about them.”
http://moneywatch.bnet.com/saving-money/blog/consumer-reporter/9-ways-you-could-mess-up-this-tax-season/907/

Memory – A Parody by Pam Peterson

With the stress of the ice/sleet/snow storm last week, it’s time for a really good laugh (YouTube 3:02). “What was the question?”
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HzSaoN2LdfU

Why a four year old child could understand this. Run out and get me a four year old child.” – Groucho Marx (Duck Soup)

About Richard Schumacher

Richard Schumacher is the technology manager for the Workforce Solutions Group of St. Louis Community College. He connects, designs, and applies technology to meet business user needs with eLearning, training, web content, instructional design, IT system, and performance improvement solutions. Richard is a Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT) and has held Microsoft Certifications since 1993. Learn more about Richard by following him: LinkedIn - Twitter - Google+ - Articles - Email

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