Workforce Development News – June 2, 2014

By on June 2, 2014
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9 Qualities of Remarkably Confident People

“In a world of ‘fake it till you make it,’ how can you tell when someone is truly confident-in his or her ideas, plans, and self-and, just as important, that the person’s confidence is justified?”

Parsing the Unemployment Rate for Community College Graduates

“Some students use community college as a springboard to a bachelor’s degree or beyond. Others attend community college because they have a specific career in mind, and a short-term certificate or two-year degree is the immediate pathway to landing that job. Either option can make sense depending on students’ short- and long-term goals. But they have different labor market payoffs.”

5 Traits of a Micromanager (and How to Fix Them)

“Micromanagement is the plague of the technology-driven workplace. Here’s how to spot it and what to do instead.”

Win at Workplace Conflict

“No matter how sound or well-intentioned your ideas, there will always be people inside — and outside — your organization who are going to oppose you. If you keep these simple rules in mind, you’ll learn to navigate conflict more productively.”

6 Questions You Should Ask Yourself Every Day

“In the lives of busy people, we sometimes forget what’s important. These six questions will help you gain focus and productivity.”

7 Great Ways to Build Customer Loyalty

“Just because you land customers doesn’t mean you’ll keep them. Customer Loyalty Expert Ido Gaver shares seven proven ways to assure repeat business.”

A Résumé Won’t Land You The Job You Want

“Be bold, be informed, be inventive, be hired.”

5 Tips to Get Yourself Noticed as a Job Seeker

“If you remain persistent, network with the right people, and highlight your best qualities, you’ll land a job before you know it.”

7 Things to Do When You Have to Give a Short Speech

“You can find a lot of advice on how to give a big speech in front of a big audience. But more often, you’re probably asked to take just a few minutes to address a smaller group. Here’s how to give a short speech that will leave your audience wanting more.”

Infographic: Myths About How People Share Content Online

“Millennials do not share more content online than other generations. Actually, Baby Boomers do. Find out what other myths you should dismiss.”

10 Genuine Ways Anyone Can Be Exceptionally Charming

“Heartfelt. Sincere. Honest. And incredibly powerful.”

The Climax Supercell

Exceptional and stunning timelapse video by Stephen Locke of a developing supercell storm system at Climax, Kansas on May 10, 2014.

You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.” – Maya Angelou

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 has held various Microsoft Certifications since 1993. Learn more about Richard by following him: LinkedIn - Twitter - Articles - Email

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