Workforce Development News – March 24, 2014

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8 Easy Ways to Be an Extraordinary Boss

“High-class leadership means doing both the little and the big things necessary for your employees to flourish. Here’s where to start.”
http://www.inc.com/geoffrey-james/8-easy-ways-to-be-an-extraordinary-boss.html

The Myth of the Science and Engineering Shortage

“American students need to improve in math and science—but not because there’s a surplus of jobs in those fields.”
http://www.theatlantic.com/education/archive/2014/03/the-myth-of-the-science-and-engineering-shortage/284359/

Leadership: How to Get From Good to Great

“Focus on a few core components of leadership and you can take your company to new heights.”
http://www.inc.com/peter-economy/leadership-how-to-get-from-good-to-great.html

10 Tips for Giving Great Online Presentations

“Don’t make rookie mistakes with your online presentation. Here are basic steps to ensure it’s efficient and entertaining.”
http://www.inc.com/kevin-daum/10-tips-for-giving-great-online-presentations.html

The Soft Skills All Employers Seek

“Technical ability will only carry you so far. Employers also want to see skill that can’t be taught.”
http://money.usnews.com/money/blogs/outside-voices-careers/2014/03/19/the-soft-skills-all-employers-seek

Every Great Interview Starts With One Question

“Forget the checklists and interview guides. Just pick one question.”
http://www.inc.com/jeff-haden/every-great-interview-starts-with-one-question-wed.html

How to Answer the 5 Toughest Job Interview Questions

“Prepare for these common, but daunting, interview questions.”
http://money.usnews.com/money/blogs/outside-voices-careers/2014/03/18/how-to-answer-the-5-toughest-job-interview-questions

15 Rules for Negotiating a Job Offer

“Job market complexity creates opportunities for people who can skillfully negotiate the terms and conditions of employment. After all, negotiation matters most when there is a broad range of possible outcomes.”
http://hbr.org/2014/04/15-rules-for-negotiating-a-job-offer/ar/1

6 Ways to Differentiate Yourself and Build a Standout Career

“No matter where you are in your career, these tips, tricks, secrets and one simple formula for success will get you on the way to making — and keeping — your mark in the business world:”
http://blog.brazencareerist.com/2014/03/21/6-ways-differentiate-build-standout-career/

What The Greatest Self-Help Books Of The Last Decades Can Teach You In 7 Minutes

“There are thousands of books out there brimming with ways to radically improve your life. Look a little closer, though, and you’ll find that while each author may take a different approach, the advice they’re giving isn’t as different as you might think.”
http://www.forbes.com/sites/kathycaprino/2014/03/21/what-the-greatest-self-help-books-of-the-last-decades-can-teach-you-in-7-minutes/

Always be a first-rate version of yourself and not a second-rate version of someone else.” – Judy Garland

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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