Workforce Development News – May 31, 2011

By on May 31, 2011

A weekly collection of interesting, insightful, and innovative articles on workforce development, employment and training, business performance, higher education, and the economy.

The Only Way to Get Important Things Done

“Most everyone I meet feels pulled in more directions than ever. The secret to getting things done is to make them more automatic, so they require less energy.”
http://blogs.hbr.org/schwartz/2011/05/the-only-way-to-get-important.html

How to Set Yourself Up for Career Success

“In life and business, we need to train as long-distance runners, not sprinters. Our lives play out much better when we prepare for a marathon.”
http://www.careerrocketeer.com/2011/05/how-to-set-yourself-up-for-career-success.html

Save Face at Work with Outlook 2010

“15 tips for being more secure, more organized, and less embarrassed on the job.”
http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/outlook/15-essential-tips-to-get-the-most-out-of-outlook-FX102628187.aspx

New Study Tracks Lifetime Income Based on College Major

“Researchers found as much as a 300 percent difference in earnings potential between one major and another. The bottom line is that getting a degree matters, but what you take matters more.”
http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/college_bound/2011/05/new_study_tracks_lifetime_income_based_on_college_major.html

5 Thank You Note Mistakes You’re Making and How to Avoid Them

“Once you’ve landed an interview opportunity, you may be breathing a sigh of relief when it’s over. However, you’re not out of the woods just yet—how you treat the post-interview experience is just as important as the interview itself.”
http://www.careerrocketeer.com/2011/05/5-thank-you-note-mistakes-youre-making-and-how-to-avoid-them.html

The Workers Most Likely to Delay Retirement

“The recession has put greater pressure on workers to stay on the job. But some groups of people have been significantly more likely to postpone retirement than others.”
http://money.usnews.com/money/blogs/planning-to-retire/2011/05/20/the-workers-most-likely-to-delay-retirement

Five Basics of Effective Presenting

“One of the keys to presenting is to make sure you’re taking time to stop and connect the dots of information in your presentation. Without connecting the dots with your audience, they won’t be able to see how the big picture comes together.”
http://www.presentationadvisors.com/bringing-it-back-to-the-presentation-basics

100 Presentation Tips

http://www.presentationadvisors.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/100_tips.pdf  (4 page PDF)

8 Words That Should Never Appear in Your Twitter Bio

“Capturing the essence of your business in 160 characters is tough. Since every word counts, pretend I’m a potential customer or client. Here’s how I react to the following words in a Twitter bio:”
http://www.bnet.com/blog/small-biz-advice/8-words-that-should-never-appear-in-your-twitter-bio/1752

Beautiful Time Lapse Clouds and Sky Over the Canary Islands

Scenes taken on Tenerife by Daniel López; more than 2,000 meters above sea level and taking a year to capture the shades, clouds, stars, and colors from one of the most unique landscape and skies on the planet. (YouTube 3:46).
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pzkWO9fL6wg

Since light travels faster than sound, some people appear to be bright until you hear them speak.” – Brian Williams

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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