Workforce Development News – Jan. 22, 2013

By on January 22, 2013
How to Ace the 50 Most Common Interview Questions

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How to Ace the 50 Most Common Interview Questions

“Although job seekers need to anticipate less conventional interview questions, most companies will ask more common ones. Here’s the fifty most common job interview questions, how to prepare for them, and how to answer seven of the most frequently asked questions.”
http://www.forbes.com/sites/jacquelynsmith/2013/01/11/how-to-ace-the-50-most-common-interview-questions/

Three Elements of Great Communication

“I’ve never heard anyone say that a leader communicated too much or too well. These three elements of communication reinforce one another. And while all three are necessary to excellent communication, improving your ability to do any one of them will help you become a better communicator and so a better leader.”
http://blogs.hbr.org/cs/2013/01/three_elements_of_great_communication_according.html

100 Best Jobs of 2013

“Here are the occupations that offer a mosaic of employment opportunity, good salary, manageable work-life balance, and job security. Some careers offer just the right mix of these components—for instance, our top tier is filled with tech and healthcare jobs—but the list also includes strong showings from occupations in the social services and business sectors.”
http://money.usnews.com/careers/best-jobs/rankings/the-100-best-jobs

Attend the Insights Into Biotechnology Industry Seminar February 4, 2013

Join our discussion led by Kelly Gillespie, Executive Director of the Missouri Biotechnology Association as we explore the current environment of the biotech industry and its impact shaping the local economy. Monday, Feb. 4, 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 noon, Bio-Research Development Growth Park (BRDG), 1005 N. Warson Road Saint Louis, MO 63132. Breakfast included, $49 registration. Call 314-984-7777 for more information or to register.
http://workforcesolutions.stlcc.edu/2013/biotechnology-industry-insights-seminar-february-4-2013/

8 Simple Steps to Extreme Personal Productivity

“How to turn an ordinary workday into an incredibly productive day – no programs, expensive tools, or fancy apps required.”
http://www.inc.com/jeff-haden/eight-simple-steps-to-extreme-personal-productivity-mon.html

Infographic: Profile of an Online College Student

“Almost one-third of college students are now taking at least one online course. But why seek out an online education instead of visiting an established brick-and-mortar university? This infographic offers a range of possibilities:”
http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2413420,00.asp

20 Content Ideas Readers Love

“Do you need a new way to get your social media fans talking? Any one of these ideas should do the trick.”
http://www.ragan.com/Main/Articles/46056.aspx

10 Things Better Than Money

“Money does buy happiness, but happiness also creates wealth.”
http://www.inc.com/geoffrey-james/10-things-better-than-money.html

Time is more valuable than money. You can get more money, but you cannot get more time.” – Jim Rohn

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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