Workforce Development News – Sept. 23, 2013

By on September 23, 2013
Where Job Growth Will Come Over This Decade

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Let Your Customers Streamline Your Business

“They’re the first ones to ask about which activities you should kill.”
http://blogs.hbr.org/2013/09/let-your-customers-streamline/

Where Job Growth Will Come Over This Decade

“What Industries and Occupations Will Be in Demand.”
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324463604579040891474392908.html

The Top 100 Websites For Your Career

“A comprehensive guide to smart and engaging sites.”
http://www.forbes.com/sites/jacquelynsmith/2013/09/18/the-top-100-websites-for-your-career/

Dealing with Team Members Who Derail Meetings

“Team members often make off-track comments when there isn’t clear agreement on the meeting’s purpose or process, or when the team doesn’t provide time to hear each team member’s thoughts on a topic. Sometimes the problem is that you think others are off-track when they are not. So how do you handle it?”
http://blogs.hbr.org/2013/09/dealing-with-team-members-who-derail-meetings/

A Report On Economic Conditions in the St. Louis Zone

“The St. Louis zone’s economy appeared to pick up steam in the second quarter, as employment in all of the zone’s MSAs registered positive growth for the first time in five years. Business optimism also improved over the past three months, as only 11 percent of business contacts surveyed expect to reduce their payrolls, down from 20 percent from three months earlier.”
http://research.stlouisfed.org/regecon/burgundybooks/13/09/BB0913StL.pdf

Train During the Boom and the Bust

“Blaming the economy is a convenient excuse to not provide training. Employee education and development must be an indispensable component of organizational culture.”
http://clomedia.com/articles/view/train-during-the-boom-and-the-bust/

Personal Branding for Introverts

“Taking the time to reflect and be thoughtful about how you’d like to be seen and then living that out through your writing and your interpersonal relationships is a powerful way to ensure you’re seen as the leader you are.”
http://blogs.hbr.org/2013/09/personal-branding-for-introverts/

5 Red Flags in Your Job History – And How to Combat Them

“When employers screen job applicants, they might spend as little as a few seconds scanning your résumé before moving on to the next. If they see red flags during that initial look, they’re likely to toss your application and move on to the next candidate.”
http://money.usnews.com/money/blogs/outside-voices-careers/2013/09/18/5-red-flags-in-your-job-history–and-how-to-combat-them

10 Answers To Frequently Asked Job Search Questions

“How long should my resume and cover letter be? How long should I wait before following up?”
http://www.glassdoor.com/blog/10-answers-frequently-asked-job-search-questions/

25 Things Influential People Do Better Than Anyone Else

“How do people become truly influential in the social age?”
http://www.forbes.com/sites/markfidelman/2013/09/18/25-things-influential-people-do-better-than-anyone-else/

Don’t wait. The time will never be just right.” – Napoleon Hill

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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