Workforce Development News – Dec. 15, 2014

By on December 15, 2014
Top 10 Skills You Need to Be Successful

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Missouri’s Forgotten Middle

“Middle-skill jobs, which require education beyond high school but not a four-year degree, make up the largest part of America’s and Missouri’s labor market. Key industries in Missouri are unable to find enough sufficiently trained workers to fill these jobs.”
http://www.nationalskillscoalition.org/resources/publications/file/middle-skill-fact-sheets-2014/NSC-Missouri-MiddleSkillFS-2014.pdf

The Top 10 Skills You Need to Be Successful

“These abilities are key for your career in any company or industry.”
http://money.usnews.com/money/blogs/outside-voices-careers/2014/12/10/the-top-10-skills-you-need-to-be-successful

Are College Students Borrowing Blindly?

“A significant share of undergraduate students do not understand how much they are paying for college or how much debt they are taking on.”
http://www.brookings.edu/research/reports/2014/12/10-borrowing-blindly-akers-chingos
The Crisis of Information in Higher Education
http://www.brookings.edu/research/papers/2014/12/11-chalkboard-real-student-lending-crisis-akers

20 Leadership Experts Share Their Best Leadership Tip

“Trust what these leaders say about good leadership. They are experts on the topic.”
http://www.inc.com/john-brandon/20-leadership-experts-share-their-best-leadership-tip.html

The Top 12 Most Effective But Easy-to-Implement Recruiting Tools

“Each one has already been proven effective, so you won’t be the first to try it.”
http://www.ere.net/2014/12/08/the-top-12-most-effective-but-easy-to-implement-recruiting-tools/

Americans Feel Better Informed Thanks to the Internet

“Most Americans say the internet and cell phones have brought benefits in learning, sharing and diversifying the flow of information into their lives. 87% of online adults say the internet and cell phones have improved their ability to learn new things and 72% of internet users report they like having so much information.”
http://www.pewinternet.org/2014/12/08/better-informed/

How to Ask for Feedback That Will Actually Help You

“It can be hard to draw out the truth.”
https://hbr.org/2014/12/how-to-ask-for-feedback-that-will-actually-help-you

How to Answer ‘Tell Me About Yourself’ in an Interview

“What to say and what to skip in this loaded conversation starter.”
http://money.usnews.com/money/blogs/outside-voices-careers/2014/12/11/how-to-answer-tell-me-about-yourself-in-an-interview

9 Proven Ways to Get People to Take You Seriously

“If you’re going to get anywhere in business, you need people to take you seriously.”
http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/240825

10 Items to Include In A Memorable Author Bio

“In addition to basics such as your name and title, certain key elements boost your credibility and affirm your professionalism.”
http://www.ragan.com/Main/Articles/49070.aspx

The Art of Aggressive Social Sharing

“Social media is simple: if you share good stuff, people will reshare it, and you’ll get more interaction and more followers. Everything else is optimization (or delusion).”
https://hbr.org/2014/12/the-art-of-aggressive-social-sharing

Developing skills is as important as training. A larger effort is needed to create a skilled workforce with employment potential.” – Pallam Raju

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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