Workforce Development News – July 15, 2013

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How to Have a Better Relationship With Your Manager

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Three Myths About Your Strengths

“One of the most dramatic changes in leadership development in the last decade has been the shift in focus from correcting weaknesses to identifying and expanding on strengths.”
http://blogs.hbr.org/cs/2013/07/three_myths_about_your_strengths.html

How to Have a Better Relationship With Your Manager

“Your relationship with your manager is a key driver of how well you do at work and how happy you are in your job. Having a strong relationship with your boss can actually be pretty straightforward if you know how to go about it.”
http://money.usnews.com/money/blogs/outside-voices-careers/2013/07/08/how-to-have-a-better-relationship-with-your-manager

Make Good Decisions Faster

“Fast and roughly right decision making will replace deliberations that are precise and slow. The challenge is how to make it work.”
http://blogs.hbr.org/cs/2013/07/make_good_decisions_faster.html

New Report: College to Career

“Projected job openings in occupations that typically require a bachelor’s degree. Between 2010 and 2020, these occupations are projected to have more than 8.5 million job openings. Occupations related to three groups—business, education, and computer science—account for many of these jobs.”
http://www.bls.gov/opub/ooq/art03.pdf

The Astonishing Collapse of Work in America

“Today just under 12 million men and women are officially classified as unemployed, roughly twice as many as in early 2000. Work in America has in large measure collapsed-and a recovery worthy of the name is nowhere in sight.”
http://www.aei.org/article/economics/the-astonishing-collapse-of-work-in-america/

Panelists Announced for August 7, 2013 State of St. Louis Workforce Event

St. Louis Community College Chancellor Myrtle E.B. Dorsey and Roderick Nunn, the college’s vice chancellor for economic development and workforce solutions, will be joined by a panel of executives from high performing companies in the financial services, healthcare, advanced manufacturing and transportation industries for the 2013 State of St. Louis Workforce Report, slated for Aug. 7 at the Missouri Botanical Garden, 4344 Shaw Blvd.
http://workforcesolutions.stlcc.edu/2013/panelists-announced-for-2013-state-st-louis-workforce-event/

3 Novel Things You Must Do During Interview Prep

“These three shortcuts will help you show off the best possible you in an interview, with confidence in yourself and your experience to land the job.”
http://money.usnews.com/money/blogs/outside-voices-careers/2013/07/11/3-novel-things-you-must-do-during-interview-prep

Combining Certifications and College Degrees on the IT Career Path

“Prospective employers don’t see college degrees and IT certifications as either-or propositions. Simply put, both are needed. That’s because a college degree and an IT certification mean different things and have different perceived values.”
http://searchwinit.techtarget.com/tip/Combining-certifications-and-college-degrees-on-the-IT-career-path

7 Ways Your Résumé and LinkedIn Profile Should Differ

“When looking for a new job, you might be tempted to choose the ‘easy’ way of simply cutting one section of a résumé after another and pasting them in turn into the corresponding spot on your LinkedIn profile. However, doing this demonstrates a failure to understand what social media is all about, and limits the information about yourself that you can convey.”
http://money.usnews.com/money/blogs/outside-voices-careers/2013/07/09/7-ways-your-resume-and-linkedin-profile-should-differ

What Recruiters Want to See on Your LinkedIn Profile

“Your approach to LinkedIn should be the same approach you take to the rest of your career: Whether you’re actively job-hunting or just want to be an ongoing head-turner, you don’t want to just show up. You’ve got to shine.”
http://www.thedailymuse.com/job-search/what-recruiters-want-to-see-on-your-linkedin-profile/

How and Why to Be a Leader (Not a Wannabe)

“Leaders lead us not to a place — but to a different kind of destination: to our better, truer selves.”
http://blogs.hbr.org/haque/2013/07/how_and_why_to_be_a_leader_not.html

The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.” – Walt Disney

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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