Workforce Development News – March 5, 2012

By on March 5, 2012
How To Work A Room Like You Own The Place

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How To Work A Room Like You Own The Place

“Knowing how to ‘work the room’ can make the difference between a boring waste of time, and an exhilarating event that expands your circle. The best approach is to go with a goal. Here are ten steps to take:”
http://www.forbes.com/sites/deborahljacobs/2012/02/29/how-to-work-a-room-like-you-own-the-place/

7 Things Great Employees Do

“This is what employees really do to distinguish themselves in the eyes of management.”
http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-505125_162-57388017/7-things-great-employees-do/

How to Keep a Job Search Discreet

“Looking for a job while you already have one can be stressful, especially in the age of social media when privacy is scarce. The experts offer nine principles:”
http://blogs.hbr.org/hmu/2012/03/how-to-keep-a-job-search-discr.html

The 20 Best-Paying Jobs For People Persons

“Are you good at working with others, empathizing, teaching or persuading others to agree with you? If so, you’re in luck. Social skills now rank No. 1 among job skills in highest demand.”
http://www.forbes.com/sites/jennagoudreau/2012/02/28/the-20-best-paying-jobs-for-people-persons/

10 Questions You Need To Ask The Interviewer To Get The Job

“In order to prove that you’ll be an asset to the company, you need to ask the right questions. Without these questions, you’re missing a key part of your preparation — the part that may win you the job.”
http://www.businessinsider.com/10-types-of-questions-you-need-to-ask-the-interviewer-to-get-the-job-2012-3

21 Quick Tips to Fix Your Presentations

“Most business presentations range from incredibly boring to, well … just plain boring. It doesn’t have to be this way, though. Here are 21 ways to make certain that your presentations hold your audience’s interest–and help them make the decision you want them to make.”
http://www.inc.com/geoffrey-james/how-to-fix-your-presentations-21-tips.html

Do Your People Trust You?

“Your basic job as a boss is to influence others, to make a difference in what they do and in the thoughts and feelings that drive their actions. Yet, even as the person in charge, the one with authority, you can ultimately influence people only to the extent they are willing to be influenced by you. And that willingness will depend on whether they trust you.”
http://blogs.hbr.org/hill-lineback/2012/03/do-your-people-trust-you.html

Schools Try to Match the Jobless With 3.4 Million Jobs

“Politicians, businesses and economic development officials are pressing schools with continuing-education programs to do their utmost to upgrade workers’ skills. The trend is to tailor continuing-education offerings to where the job openings are — and where the jobs of tomorrow will be.”
http://nyti.ms/vZ0jqY

Need Ideas for Your Business Blog? Here Are 50

“A great business blog doesn’t sell. Instead, it shows customers why they should do business with you and not your competitors.”
http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/223023

InfoGraphic: Get More Out Of Google

Tips and tricks for conducting online research.
http://www.hackcollege.com/blog/2011/11/23/infographic-get-more-out-of-google.html

You can’t build a reputation on what you’re going to do.” – Henry Ford

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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