Workforce Development News – April 30, 2012

By on April 30, 2012
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8 Core Beliefs of Extraordinary Bosses

“The best managers have a fundamentally different understanding of workplace, company, and team dynamics. See what they get right.”
http://www.inc.com/geoffrey-james/8-core-beliefs-of-extraordinary-bosses.html

Turn Your Career Into a Work of Art

“Today, fundamental questions of identity and purpose are no longer a once or twice-in-a-lifetime occurrence. Many of us face them again and again. Not only when we are struggling, but, paradoxically, when we are succeeding. What does it mean to succeed? What does it take to thrive?”
http://blogs.hbr.org/cs/2012/04/turn_your_career_into_a_work_o.html

Non-Awkward Ways To Start And End Networking Conversations

“The most important part of successful networking is to have a good icebreaker to start a conversation and a smooth closing statement for when you’re ready to move on.”
http://www.forbes.com/sites/dailymuse/2012/03/06/non-awkward-ways-to-start-and-end-networking-conversations/

Increase Your Team’s Motivation Five-Fold

“When we choose for ourselves, we are far more committed to the outcome. Conventional approaches to change management underestimate this impact.”
http://blogs.hbr.org/cs/2012/04/increase_your_teams_motivation.html

How Do Employers Review Resumes?

“Understanding the typical process on the employer’s end when reviewing resumes can help you be more strategic in crafting your resume so that it has the best possible chance of being selected.”
http://www.careerrocketeer.com/2012/04/how-do-employers-review-resumes.html

Why I Tossed Your Résumé

“After serving on numerous hiring committees, I’ve developed a list of six mistakes that will guarantee your résumé a one-way ticket to my shredder.”
http://chronicle.com/article/Why-I-Tossed-Your-R-sum-/131576/

5 Resume Statements That Prove You’re Fit For the Job

“Determining how to communicate your value in a resume and prove that you are an employer’s bottom-line solution is critical component of convincing an employer you’re the best fit for the job. But your resume should also look beyond numbers and relate soft skills that you’ve applied to projects and interactions. These soft skills directly tie into your emotional fitness, and ultimately, demonstrate your cultural fit with your target employer.”
http://money.usnews.com/money/blogs/outside-voices-careers/2012/04/16/5-resume-statements-that-prove-youre-fit-for-the-job

The Four Rules of Effective Feedback

“If you want to make the most of the time you have with your people, take advantage of the opportunities you do have by using the most effective communication skills available to you.”
http://www.tlnt.com/2012/04/24/the-four-rules-of-effective-feedback/

Make Your Job More Meaningful

“Amy Wrzesniewsk’s ‘job crafting’ describes three attitudes about work — what she calls jobs, careers, and callings. These three attitudes can indicate how satisfied individuals are in the workplace. Identifying your own outlook toward work can help you define what you need — or want — in your professional life.”
http://blogs.hbr.org/cs/2012/04/make_your_job_more_meaningful.html

Walking On Air: Time-lapse Video from Space

This NASA video features a series of stunning time-lapse sequences photographed by the Expedition 30 crew aboard the International Space Station. (YouTube 4:01).
http://youtu.be/hWz5ltE_I4c

I wondered why the baseball kept getting bigger. Then it hit me.” – Unknown

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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