Workforce Development News – Oct. 28, 2013

By on October 28, 2013
How to Excel in Every Type of Interview

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Part 1: The Top 10 Workplace Trends Of 2013

“These major workplace trends focus on the generational shift, the rise of freelancing, the skills gap, and more.”
http://www.forbes.com/sites/danschawbel/2013/10/21/the-top-10-workplace-trends-of-2013/

Part 2: The Top 10 Workplace Trends For 2014

“The economy is showing no signs of getting better. 2014 will be a slow period, where a lot of major workplace issues will surface and executives will be scrambling. As more boomers retire and more people work from home, the idea of ‘work’ will start to change.”
http://www.forbes.com/sites/danschawbel/2013/10/24/the-top-10-workplace-trends-for-2014/

10 Career-Enhancing Body Language Tips

“Try these simple techniques to engage associates, convey authority, and influence dissenters.”
http://www.ragan.com/Main/Articles/47436.aspx

Five Power Skills for Discovering Radical Ideas

“By practicing these skills, your team will improve critical and creative thinking skills, leading to many game-changing opportunities for your organization.”
http://blogs.hbr.org/2013/10/five-power-skills-for-discovering-radical-ideas/

Good Decisions Start With Getting Out Of Your Own Way

“Human beings are prisoners of emotions, habits and biases. We choose A rather than B for reasons that we often don’t understand.”
http://www.forbes.com/sites/baininsights/2013/10/24/good-decisions-start-with-getting-out-of-your-own-way/

Infographic: How and Why Emails Get Misinterpreted

“Sixty-four percent of people have sent or received an email that unintentionally caused anger or resentment. Can you relate?”
http://www.ragan.com/Main/Articles/47381.aspx

7 Ways to Improve Your First Impression

“I am amazed how little most people care about the initial impression they make. Are they unaware or just simply uninterested?”
http://www.inc.com/kevin-daum/7-ways-to-improve-your-first-impression.html

How to Excel in Every Type of Interview

“Excitement and nerves go hand-in-hand with any job interview. But have you ever found yourself face-to-face with several hiring managers at once? Or in an interview room alongside six other job candidates? If you haven’t yet, you might soon.”
http://www.theworkbuzz.com/get-the-job/interviews/how-to-excel-in-every-type-of-interview/

The Job Seeker’s Guide to Mastering Interview Image

“’How should I look for a job fair or interview?’ While professional attire should represent your personality and preference, here are five tips to make the most out of your interview image.”
http://money.usnews.com/money/blogs/outside-voices-careers/2013/10/24/the-job-seekers-guide-to-mastering-interview-image

10 Things Smart Job Seekers Do

“What separates the smart job seeker from others looking for employment?”
http://www.careerbuilder.com/Article/CB-1872-Job-Search-Strategies-10-things-smart-job-seekers-do/

Nine Surprising Lessons for Job Seekers and Recruiters

“What can be a deal breaker for landing a new job or finding the right candidate? What do employers expect from candidates and vice versa?”
http://clomedia.com/articles/view/study-reveals-nine-surprising-lessons-for-job-seekers-and-recruiters

The 11 Biggest Mistakes Older Job Hunters Make

“Older workers get jobs. We tend to be loyal, even-keeled, reliable. We bring intangibles to the workplace from experience to a vast network of connections. The reason you don’t get tapped is because you are guilty of making core mistakes.”
http://www.forbes.com/sites/kerryhannon/2013/10/23/the-11-biggest-mistakes-older-job-hunters-make/

The Hidden Dangers of Playing It Safe

“While playing it safe is dangerous in the long term, it just feels better in the short term. And so people naturally gravitate towards playing it safe.”
http://blogs.hbr.org/2013/10/the-hidden-dangers-of-playing-it-safe/

Never wear a backward baseball cap to an interview unless applying for the job of umpire.” – Dan Zevin

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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