Workforce Development News – March 4, 2013

By on March 4, 2013
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10 Things Really Amazing Employees Do

“Here are ten traits that any great employer should recognize and reward instantly.”
http://www.inc.com/kevin-daum/10-things-really-amazing-employees-do.html

10 Traits Of Amazing Employees

“Striving to be the best you can be in the workplace should always top your list of professional goals. Whether you’re just beginning your career or you’ve been working at it for a while, being a stand-out employee is something you should never lose sight of.”
http://comerecommended.com/blog/2013/02/21/10-traits-of-amazing-employees/

Break Your Addiction to Meetings

“You can’t give other people what you don’t have. So if you’re confused and scattered, your team will be too. You need to make time to get clear on what you want to achieve out of every interaction; this means spending more time on priorities, prep, and follow-up, and less time in meetings.”
http://blogs.hbr.org/cs/2013/02/break_your_addiction_to_meetin.html

Community College Grads Out-Earn Bachelor’s Degree Holders

“Nearly 30% of Americans with associate’s degrees now make more than those with bachelor’s degrees. And, on average, community college graduates right out of school make more than graduates of four-year universities.”
http://money.cnn.com/2013/02/26/pf/college/community-college-earnings/index.html

Top 10 Interview Questions

“We read a lot of articles about stupid interview questions, over-the-top interview questions, crazy new interview practices and involving various social scores into the interview process. But what are some of the most common interview questions?”
http://www.recruiter.com/i/top-10-interview-questions/

Free “Unconference” March 23, 2013: ProductCamp

St. Louis The Workforce Solutions Group of St. Louis Community College invites you to join them as they host ProductCamp St. Louis, a free one-day “unconference” for management, manufacturing and marketing professionals to learn the latest strategies for developing, managing and positioning products that win in the marketplace.
http://workforcesolutions.stlcc.edu/2013/free-unconference-march-23-2013-productcamp-st-louis/

The New Rules for Marketing

“What works today is the exact opposite of what worked a decade ago.”
http://www.inc.com/geoffrey-james/the-new-rules-for-marketing.html

Invest in Your Customers More Than Your Brand

“The future belongs to the best aducators and advisors who make clients, customers and prospects measurably smarter and authentically more confident.”
http://blogs.hbr.org/schrage/2013/02/invest-in-your-customers-more-than-your-brand.html

6 Ways to Be More Compelling

“Everyone has to sell something, most often themselves. Most pitches fall flat or offend. Here are six ways to make your offering compelling.”
http://www.inc.com/kevin-daum/6-ways-to-be-more-compelling.html

The Best-Paying Jobs For Women In 2013

“It turns out that jobs in health care, business and computer science rise to the top.”
http://www.forbes.com/sites/jennagoudreau/2013/02/28/the-best-paying-jobs-for-women-in-2013/

Interactive Infographic: “How Search Works”

Find out how Google Search works, finds pages from across the web, and determines how to list them in response to a search.
http://www.google.com/insidesearch/howsearchworks/thestory/

If you tell people where to go, but not how to get there, you’ll be amazed at the results.” – George S. Patton

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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