Workforce Development News – April 23, 2012

By on April 23, 2012
For People to Trust You, Reveal Your Intentions

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Corporate College Grand Opening Video

Scenes from the March 8, 2012 grand opening of St. Louis Community College’s Corporate College and comments from Rod Nunn (Vice-Chancellor, STLCC), Myrtle E.B. Dorsey, Ph.D. (Chancellor, STLCC), Melissa Hattman (Board Chair, STLCC Board of Trustees), JoAnn Shaw (Vice President, Chief Learning Officer, BJC HealthCare), Debbie Walkenhorst (Regional Vice President, Human Resources, SSM Health Care-St. Louis), Julie Gibson (Director, Missouri Division of Workforce Development), and Charlie Dooley (St. Louis County Executive). Thanks to those that helped us celebrate the opening of our facility. (YouTube 3:12).
http://youtu.be/VrekgvoQ218

For People to Trust You, Reveal Your Intentions

“If you want to lead and influence others, you must reveal your intentions. People won’t believe you will do the right thing unless they’re convinced you genuinely want to do it. Here are three important ways to reveal your intentions and convince others of your sincerity:”
http://blogs.hbr.org/hill-lineback/2012/04/for-people-to-trust-you-reveal.html

InfoGraphic: Which Social Network Should You Use — and When?

“Want to make the most of the social web? It’s more complicated than just posting status updates at random and seeing what sticks. When is Facebook most effective? When are you better off using Twitter, or LinkedIn? And what exactly is Google+ good for, anyway?”
http://mashable.com/2012/04/16/social-networks-tips-infographic/

Business Etiquette: 5 Rules That Matter Now

“The word may sound stodgy. But courtesy and manners are still essential—particularly in business.”
http://www.inc.com/eliza-browning/business-etiquette-rules-that-matter-now.html

The 10 Best Interview Questions to Ask

“When your interviewer wraps up your job interview by asking if you have any questions, you might think that he or she is finished assessing you, but that’s not quite the case. Interviewers draw conclusions about you based on the questions you ask—or don’t ask. You don’t want to give the impression that you’re not very interested in the job, or that you’re only concerned about the compensation. Instead, ask about the work, company, and team. Here are 10 great questions for your interviewer:”
http://money.usnews.com/money/blogs/outside-voices-careers/2012/04/18/the-10-best-interview-questions-to-ask

4 Secrets of Great Critical Thinkers

“The best problem solvers see a complex problem through multiple lenses. Here’s how to become a better strategic thinker and leader yourself.”
http://www.inc.com/paul-schoemaker/4-secrets-of-great-critical-thinkers.html

Top 100 Most Powerful Resume Words

“Poorly chosen words and clichéd phrases can destroy the interest of the reader. Power words when chosen correctly can have the opposite effect of motivating and inspiring the reader.”
http://www.careerealism.com/top-resume-words/

The Four Worst Innovation Assassins

“If innovation is so important, why do so many companies have so much trouble with it? Many of the things leaders do to encourage innovation actually kill it. Look carefully at your company and you might spot one of four types of unintentional innovation assassins.”
http://blogs.hbr.org/anthony/2012/04/the_four_worst_innovation_assa.html

10 Tricks Job Interviewers Use

“With more job candidates coming to interviews with prepared and rehearsed answers, savvy interviewers are developing ways of getting beneath the surface so that they can find out what you’re really like. Here are 10 tricks interviewers often use that can trip you up if you’re not careful:”
http://money.usnews.com/money/blogs/outside-voices-careers/2012/03/28/10-tricks-job-interviewers-use

How We Pay Taxes: 11 Charts

“If you care about national values, or the relationship of citizens to their government, or the way we choose to award and discourage behavior, there is nowhere better to start than the gnarled and fascinating world of levies and tax breaks. Here are my favorite, most controversial, and most illuminating graphs about taxes.”
http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2012/04/how-we-pay-taxes-11-charts/255954/

Thought is the sculptor who can create the person you want to be.” – Henry David Thoreau

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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