Workforce Development News – July 16, 2012

By on July 16, 2012
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6 Traits of Truly Inspiring Leaders

“The managers who inspire employees and colleagues to achieve greatness tend to share these characteristics. Do you?”
http://www.inc.com/geoffrey-james/6-traits-of-truly-inspiring-leaders.html

10 Things You Should Learn to Say

“What phrases come to your mind when you need guidance?”
http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-505125_162-57469064/10-things-you-should-learn-to-say/

9 Dumb Ways to Ruin a Meeting

“If you must call a meeting, make it count. Don’t waste everyone’s time with one of these mistakes.”
http://www.inc.com/jeff-haden/top-9-stupid-ways-to-ruin-a-meeting.html

The Art of the E-Mail Subject Line

“Every time you send an e-mail, you’re competing with hundreds of other supplicants for the recipient’s attention. Your subject line is critical. Business leaders share their techniques for piercing through the clutter.”
http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2012-06-28/the-art-of-the-e-mail-subject-line

How to Ask for Professional Recommendations

“The right recommendation or letter of reference can make all the difference in your job search. Having the right recommendations can show the world you’re knowledgeable, trustworthy, and easy to work with.”
http://www.monsterworking.com/2012/07/02/how-to-ask-for-professional-recommendations/

8 Steps for Successful Networking

“Forming and cultivating relationships is at the heart of any successful fundraising campaign, business development effort, volunteer drive or community building activity. Foster and grow new networks with these practical tips and best practices to engage someone in a conversation, keep it rolling, exchange information and wrap up.”
http://www.boston.com/business/blogs/global-business-hub/2012/07/forming_and_cul.html

The 9 Best Tips for Submitting an Online Job Application

“50 percent of mid-sized companies and almost all large corporations use an applicant tracking system (ATS) to screen candidates for job opportunities. Here are the top suggestions for getting the most visibility out of your online application:”
http://money.usnews.com/money/blogs/outside-voices-careers/2012/07/11/the-9-best-tips-for-submitting-an-online-job-application

How Recruiters Use Social Networks to Make Hiring Decisions Now

“A new survey shows that 92% of employers are using or planning to use social networks for recruiting this year. How do recruiters use the top three social networks? And how can you best shape your profiles and posts to increase your chances of getting hired?”
http://moneyland.time.com/2012/07/09/how-recruiters-use-social-networks-to-make-hiring-decisions-now/

The 11 Ways That Consumers Are Hopeless at Math

“This is your brain on shopping, and it’s not very smart.”
http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2012/07/the-11-ways-that-consumers-are-hopeless-at-math/259479/

The Best Strategy for Reducing Stress

“So what can you do about the stress and frustration that comes from unmet expectations? You have two choices: Either change the reality around you or change your expectations.”
http://blogs.hbr.org/bregman/2012/07/the-best-strategy-for-reducing.html

Register Now for the State of the St. Louis Workforce Event

For the past three years, the Workforce Solutions Group has taken a regional leadership role to commission the State of the St. Louis Workforce research, a study of the St. Louis area economic landscape. The research study uncovers timely and critical workforce intelligence that helps our strategic partners in education, economic development, and employment respond to the most pressing talent development issues. Register now to attend this free event August 8, 2012 at the Missouri Botanical Garden.

Success is getting what you want. Happiness is wanting what you get.” – Dale Carnegie

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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