Workforce Development News – March 21, 2011

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How to Create a Meeting Agenda You’ll Actually Use

“The one factor in almost all successful meetings is a good agenda. Here are some guidelines for creating an agenda that not only works–there’s a pretty good chance you’ll actually use it.”
http://www.bnet.com/blog/virtual-manager/how-to-create-a-meeting-agenda-you-8217ll-actually-use/1143

5 Interview Mistakes You’re Making & How to Avoid Them

“You’ve passed the initial phone screening, and now you’ve been invited to come in for an interview with the hiring manager. How do you ensure you don’t blow your chances of landing the job? Avoid making these common interview mistakes and you’re well on your way to success!”
http://www.careerrocketeer.com/2011/03/5-interview-mistakes-you%e2%80%99re-making-how-to-avoid-them.html

The Most “Typical” Face On The Planet

“In a world of 7 billion people, who is most ‘typical’?” A presentation by National Geographic Magazine. (Video 2:56).
http://www.flixxy.com/most-typical-face-on-the-planet.htm

The Most Powerful Words to Use on Your Resume

“Unfortunately, there’s no list of best words to use. The ‘best’ words, sometimes known in the biz as keywords, are different for every job and every resume. Fortunately for the job seeker, you can use tools to figure out which words are optimal for your resume. You’ll have to be a bit of a detective. But, when you think about it, job hunting is a lot like detective work anyway.”
http://money.usnews.com/money/blogs/outside-voices-careers/2010/11/24/the-most-powerful-words-to-use-on-your-resume

Through the Generations: How the Web is Being Used

“Most of us spend a great deal of time on the Internet. It has become the most prevalent activity during our waking hours for millions. When you look closely at the statistics, most fall in line with our expectations (likely due to the information we’ve seen somewhere before on the Internet regarding the subject), but some things may be surprising.”
http://www.techi.com/2011/03/through-the-generations-how-the-web-is-being-used-2/

A Brief History of Blogging

“Blogs have become an integral part of online culture. Blogs have a relatively short history, even when compared with the history of the Internet itself. And it’s only in the past five to ten years that they’ve really taken off and become an important part of the online landscape.”
http://www.webdesignerdepot.com/2011/03/a-brief-history-of-blogging/

A Vision of the Future

Featuring products available or in development by Corning, the glass maker. A lot of the interfaces look much like Microsoft Surface. (YouTube 5:33).
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Cf7IL_eZ38

I’m just trying to make a smudge on the collective unconscious.” – David Letterman

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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