Workforce Development News – Jan. 7, 2013

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The No-Nonsense Guide to Successful Business Networking

“Forget platitudes and theory. Here’s the only advice you’ll ever need to make business networking pay off.”
http://www.inc.com/jeff-haden/the-no-nonsense-guide-to-successful-business-networking.html

Acing the Only Three True Job Interview Questions

“Remember always pause to think, briefly answer what was asked, and then bridge to answer the true underlying question to get straight ‘A’s on the interview – and the job.”
http://www.forbes.com/sites/georgebradt/2013/01/02/acing-the-only-three-true-job-interview-questions/

The Future of You

“Economic and technological changes are reshaping the nature of work. Having a great job does not guarantee your career success; your competence no longer depends on what you know. Welcome to a new era of work, where your future depends on being a signal in the noisy universe of human capital. In order to achieve this, you will need to master three things:”
http://blogs.hbr.org/cs/2013/01/the_future_of_you.html

Certificates: A Fast Track to Careers

“Among the questions about certificates that you’ll need to have answered are the following: What occupations can certificates prepare me for?, What are some benefits and drawbacks to getting a certificate?, and How can I find a program that’s right for me?”
http://www.bls.gov/opub/ooq/2012/winter/art01.pdf

Forget Four More Years: Why Community College Could Be Your Ticket To Financial Success

“New research shows that when it comes to earning big bucks right after graduation, community college graduates have an edge over those with four-year degrees.”
http://www.forbes.com/sites/jmaureenhenderson/2012/12/31/forget-four-more-years-why-community-college-could-be-your-ticket-to-financial-success/

Report: Missouri’s STEM Occupations and Education

“Occupations in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) are some of the most in-demand and highest paying jobs in Missouri. As innovations in the workplace continue to expand into the 21st Century, the need for employees with increasing STEM knowledge will grow as well. The key to meeting this increased demand for STEM skilled employees is education. Of the 100 plus occupations classified as STEM in the state of Missouri, 90% require some education or experience beyond the High School level, and 70% require a Bachelor’s degree or more.”
http://www.missourieconomy.org/pdfs/stem_ed_booklet.pdf

The Real College Crisis Isn’t High Costs, It’s Low Information

“One of the most dangerous misconceptions about the economy right now is that rising student debt and stagnating middle class wages prove that college isn’t ‘worth it’ anymore.”
http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2013/01/the-real-college-crisis-isnt-high-costs-its-low-information/266802/

11 Words You Should Never Use in Sales or Marketing

“Want to stand out from the pack? Stop sounding like the pack.”
http://www.inc.com/jeff-haden/11-words-you-should-never-use-in-sales-and-marketing.html

We Created 1.8 Million Jobs in 2012: Where Did They Come From?

“The fact remains that our job market now has locked into a slow rhythm, producing roughly the same number of jobs in roughly the same sectors of the economy two years running.”
http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2013/01/we-created-18-million-jobs-in-2012-where-did-they-come-from/266845/

7 Reasons Your Hiring Process Repels Candidates

“The hiring process is tough on everyone, especially the job seeker. And when they do go through your hiring process, they hate it. Here are the top reasons why:”
http://www.ere.net/2012/12/26/7-reasons-your-hiring-process-repels-candidates/

Ten Reasons Winners Keep Winning, Aside from Skill

“Winners gain ten important advantages as a result of victory — and that smart leaders can cultivate and build on these advantages to make the next success possible.”
http://blogs.hbr.org/kanter/2012/08/ten-reasons-winners-keep-winni.html

A mediocre person tells. A good person explains. A superior person demonstrates. A great person inspires others to see for themselves.” – Harvey Mackay

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: LinkedInTwitterGoogle+ArticlesEmail

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