Workforce Development News – Feb. 10, 2014

By on February 10, 2014
Community College Prepares Students for the Workforce

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Community College Prepares Students for the Workforce

“The proof is that when the students leave with certificates or degrees after two years, ‘they walk out into a job.'”
http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/local-community-college-leaders-respond-state-union-prepare-students-workforce

Develop Strategic Thinkers Throughout Your Organization

“We found that a strategic approach to leadership was, on average, 10 times more important to the perception of effectiveness than other behaviors studied. So how can organizations develop strategic leaders?”
http://blogs.hbr.org/2014/02/develop-strategic-thinkers-throughout-your-organization/

9 Simple Things Great Speakers Always Do

“If they want to make a real impact on the audience, that is.”
http://www.inc.com/jeff-haden/9-simple-things-great-speakers-always-do-mon.html

9 Essentials of Good Writing

“Words matter. Your words (what you say) and style (how you say it) are your most cherished (and undervalued) assets, yet they are so often overlooked.”
http://www.ragan.com/Main/Articles/47894.aspx

The 10 Best Interview Questions That Find Great Talent

“Throw those standard interview questions out the window. Use these questions to find the best employees for your business.”
https://www.openforum.com/articles/the-10-best-interview-questions-that-find-great-talent/

How to Write a Cover Letter

“No one likes job hunting. Scouring through online jobs boards, spiffing up your résumé, prepping for grueling interviews — none of it’s fun. But perhaps the most challenging part of the process is writing an effective cover letter.”
http://blogs.hbr.org/2014/02/how-to-write-a-cover-letter/

6 Small Résumé Changes That Have a Big Impact

“Minor tweaks to the text could result in a significant change in your job search.”
http://money.usnews.com/money/blogs/outside-voices-careers/2014/02/03/6-small-resume-changes-that-have-a-big-impact

12 Most Important Things to Do on Social Media Before a Job Interview

“Looking up the interviewer, liking the company’s social media posts, and checking out other employees can give you an edge over other candidates.”
http://www.ragan.com/Main/Articles/47885.aspx

4 Reasons Companies Give You the Post-Interview Silent Treatment

“The most-common reasons for receiving the cold shoulder after a job interview.”
http://money.usnews.com/money/blogs/outside-voices-careers/2014/02/05/4-reasons-companies-give-you-the-post-interview-silent-treatment

How to Write a Professional Bio For Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook & Google+

“Talking about yourself is hard. Doing it in 160 characters or less is even harder.”
http://blog.bufferapp.com/how-to-write-a-professional-bio-for

100 Books to Read in a Lifetime

“Amazon.com announced 100 Books to Read in a Lifetime, a new editorially-curated list of essential books.”
http://www.amazon.com/b?ie=UTF8&node=8192263011

Opportunities are like sunrises. If you wait too long, you miss them.” – William Arthur Ward

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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