Workforce Development News – May 20, 2013

By on May 20, 2013
Jobless Crisis, Death by Interview, and the Perfect Job Interview

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Five Wrong Ideas About Our Jobless Crisis

“They say that the high unemployment rate is due to lack of skills. They say that all the new jobs are just part-time jobs any way. They say that small businesses aren’t hiring. They say that millions of people have simply given up on getting a job and have joined the 47%. And they say that this is the worst jobs recovery. All of these claims are misleading.”
http://www.marketwatch.com/story/five-wrong-ideas-about-our-jobless-crisis-2013-05-17

6 Surprising Secrets of Truly Great Bosses

“The very best managers do the exact opposite of what the average manager does.”
http://www.inc.com/geoffrey-james/6-surprising-secrets-of-truly-great-bosses.html

What Is Organizational Culture? And Why Should We Care?

“While there is universal agreement that it plays a crucial role in shaping behavior in organizations, there is little consensus on what organizational culture actually is, never mind how it influences behavior and whether it is something leaders can change.”
http://blogs.hbr.org/cs/2013/05/what_is_organizational_culture.html

Don’t Bring Problems To Your Manager – Bring Solutions

“There are too many problems for managers to solve all by themselves; that’s why you were hired. So don’t be part of a problem.”
http://www.forbes.com/sites/lisaquast/2013/05/13/dont-bring-problems-to-your-manager-bring-solutions/

The Associate’s Degree Payoff: Community College Grads Can Get High-Paying Jobs

“It’s not always clear to students which higher education path they should take. Here are some community college degrees have been shown to have a stronger early return than bachelor’s degrees.”
http://www.economicmodeling.com/2013/05/06/the-associates-degree-payoff-community-college-grads-can-get-high-paying-jobs-and-here-are-some-examples/

Corporate College Announces Summer 2013 Class Schedule

St. Louis Community College’s Corporate College announces its open enrollment class schedule for Summer 2013. To register for these classes, contact us at 314-984-7777.
http://workforcesolutions.stlcc.edu/2013/corporate-college-announces-summer-2013-class-schedule/

6 Ways to Repel Talented Job Candidates

“The difference between a good and bad candidate experience can mean the difference between your company landing its next star employee and missing out on qualified workers. Here are things to avoid if you don’t want to push away potential employees:”
http://www.recruiter.com/i/6-ways-to-repel-talented-candidates/

Death by Interview: Revealing the Pain Caused by Excessive Interviews

“The majority of corporate interview processes literally abuse candidates, and most of the pain is unnecessary.”
http://www.ere.net/2013/05/13/death-by-interview-revealing-the-pain-caused-by-excessive-interviews/

How to Conduct the Perfect Job Interview

“The stakes are simply too high for anything less. Here’s your complete guide to interviewing the right way.”
http://www.inc.com/jeff-haden/how-to-conduct-the-perfect-job-interview.html

6 Reasons to Love Job Interviews

“Interviews are intimidating. You’re so close to achieving something you want and you’re being judged every step of the way. Still, interviews aren’t a bad thing. In fact, the more that I’ve reflected on and participated in them, the more I’ve come to enjoy them. Okay, maybe ‘enjoy’ isn’t the right word, but it’s not far off.”
http://www.recruiter.com/i/6-reasons-to-love-job-interviews/

2013 National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest

Here’s forty-two beautiful photos from the 25th annual National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest.
http://www.theatlantic.com/infocus/2013/05/2013-national-geographic-traveler-photo-contest/100516/

14 Simple Ways to Get Considerably More Done

“Don’t think it’s possible because you’re already working in overdrive? Here’s a new way to look at your to-do list.”
http://www.inc.com/jeff-haden/14-simple-ways-to-get-considerably-more-done.html

It’s not the strongest that survive, nor the most intelligent, but those most responsive to change.” – Charles Darwin

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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