Workforce Development News – Jan. 31, 2011

By on January 31, 2011

11 Smart Tips for Brilliant Writing

“Brilliant writing is simple writing, a relevant idea delivered clearly and directly. Here are 11 ways you can start sounding brilliant:”
http://www.copyblogger.com/brilliant-writing-tips/

The 50 Best Careers of 2011

“Which occupations offer decent salaries, quality of life—and are likely to stick around for the next decade?”
http://money.usnews.com/money/careers/articles/2010/12/06/the-50-best-careers-of-2011

10 Tips for Providing Great Customer Service to Your Clients

“The way your customers feel towards you is important. The more you show you care about them, the more they’ll likely want to continue working with you. With that in mind, providing good customer service to your clients should naturally be a major priority in your day-to-day schedule.”
http://sixrevisions.com/project-management/10-tips-for-providing-great-customer-service-to-your-clients/

Online Resume Advice: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly

“When it comes to doling out resume advice every professional resume writer, and almost every career blogger and job seeker has an opinion on what’s right, wrong, applicable, current, or outdated information. This in turn makes it hard on the reader to know who to believe.”
http://www.careerrocketeer.com/2011/01/online-resume-advice-the-good-the-bad-the-ugly.html

30 Smart Time Management Tips and Tricks

“Maybe poor time management is simply a bad habit. Maybe you can learn to organize and control your time better. Because let’s face it, time management is really self-management. Consider taking a look at these classic time management tips.”
http://money.usnews.com/money/blogs/outside-voices-careers/2010/09/28/30-savvy-time-management-tips-and-tricks

Hot Entry-Level Jobs for 2011 and How to Get Them

“For young people still choosing their direction or older workers in search of a new career path, these jobs are worth considering:”
http://www.bnet.com/blog/entry-level/hot-entry-level-jobs-for-2011-and-how-to-get-them/4038

The Best Cover Letter I Ever Received

“The cover letters I see usually fall into one of three categories:”
http://blogs.hbr.org/silverman/2009/06/the-best-cover-letter.html

Things Babies Born in 2011 Will Never Know

“Huffington Post recently put up a story called ‘You’re Out: 20 Things That Became Obsolete This Decade.’ It’s a great retrospective on the technology leaps we’ve made since the new century began, and it got me thinking about the difference today’s technology will make in the lives of tomorrow’s kids. Do you think kids born in 2011 will recognize any of the following?”
http://finance.yahoo.com/family-home/article/111745/things-babies-born-in-2011-will-never-know

Missouri Extends Tax Filing Deadline to April 18

http://www.bizjournals.com/stlouis/morning_call/2011/01/missouri-extends-tax-filing-deadline.html

If you think it’s expensive to hire a professional to do the job, wait until you hire an amateur.” – Red Adair

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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