Workforce Development News – Jan. 30, 2012

By on January 30, 2012
Are You Learning as Fast as the World Is Changing?

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The iEconomy — An Empire Built Abroad

Why the iPhone/iPad will never be made in the US, and what it means for the middle-class here.
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/22/business/apple-america-and-a-squeezed-middle-class.html?pagewanted=all?src=tp

Are You Learning as Fast as the World Is Changing?

“The challenge for leaders at every level is to out-think the competition in ways big and small, to develop a unique point of view about the future and help your organization get there before anyone else does.”
http://blogs.hbr.org/taylor/2012/01/are_you_learning_as_fast_as_th.html

Your Business Attitude is a Choice. I Choose Optimism.

“Optimists outperform pessimists on the job by as much as 50 percent. Which do you choose to be?”
http://www.inc.com/harvey-mackay/optimism-works-better-than-pessimism.html

InfoGraphic: The St. Louis Workforce, A Gateway to Employment

“This infographic takes a look at employment and career opportunities in St. Louis. It provides statistical data for the workforce in St. Louis and the different jobs available for different education levels.” And it cites our 2011 State of the St. Louis Workforce report (http://www.stlcc.edu/Workforce-Solutions/St-Louis-Workforce/Reports.html) as a source.
http://visual.ly/node/25993

13 Ways The Recession Has Changed How Millennials View Work

“Entering the workforce during a down economy creates attitudes that could last up to 20 years. This includes a tendency toward risk-aversion, a greater willingness to settle, and a belief that luck plays a big role in future success.”
http://www.businessinsider.com/13-ways-the-recession-has-changed-how-millennials-view-work-2012-1?op=1

Your Résumé vs. Oblivion

“Many job seekers have long suspected their online employment applications disappear into a black hole, never to be seen again. Their fears may not be far off the mark, as more companies rely on technology to winnow out less-qualified candidates.” Includes InfoGraphic on “How Robots Find Humans.”
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970204624204577178941034941330.html

5 Reasons Why Your Online Presence Will Replace Your Resume in 10 years

“A recent study shows that more than one-third of companies feel that resumes will be replaced by profiles on social networks.”
http://www.forbes.com/sites/danschawbel/2011/02/21/5-reasons-why-your-online-presence-will-replace-your-resume-in-10-years/

An Introvert’s Guide to Networking

“Introverts who avoid networking are making a critical career mistake. Being an adroit networker is non-negotiable — and not as hard as it might seem. Here are three things to do:”
http://blogs.hbr.org/cs/2012/01/the_introverts_guide_to_networ.html

How To Make Them Respond When You Apply For A Job Online

“Most online applications are more trouble than they’re worth, but here are some tips for filling them out efficiently:”
http://www.forbes.com/sites/susanadams/2012/01/24/how-to-make-them-respond-when-you-apply-for-a-job-online/

Tablet and E-book Reader Ownership Nearly Double Over the Holiday Gift-Giving Period

“The number of Americans owning at least one of these digital reading devices jumped from 18% in December to 29% in January.”
http://pewinternet.org/Reports/2012/E-readers-and-tablets.aspx

10 Questions That Create Success

“Want help focusing on what really matters? Ask yourself these on a daily basis.”
http://www.inc.com/geoffrey-james/10-questions-that-create-success.html

An organization’s ability to learn, and translate that learning into action rapidly, is the ultimate competitive advantage.” – Jack Welch

About Richard Schumacher

Richard is the technology manager for the Workforce Solutions Group of St. Louis Community College. He has over 25 years experience in technology, instructional design, eLearning, training, web content, IT consulting, and business 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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