Workforce Development News – May 27, 2014

By on May 27, 2014
Times You're Better Off Saying Nothing at All

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10 Times You’re Better Off Saying Nothing at All

“You know the saying that sometimes the best thing to say is nothing at all? Here are 10 of the times when that is most true.”
http://www.inc.com/bill-murphy-jr/10-times-youre-better-off-saying-nothing-at-all.html

The State of the Unemployed Report

“This study offers several surprising and sometimes troubling insights into how unemployed Americans are faring and what they’re doing, and not doing, to get jobs.”
http://online.wsj.com/public/resources/documents/HarrisPoll.pdf

7 Ways Great Leaders See the Future Differently

“The future can be scary-unless you’re that special kind of leader who understands some of the central truths that will always remain constant.”
http://www.inc.com/bill-murphy-jr/7-ways-great-leaders-see-the-future-differently.html

Are You Dealing With A Real Expert Or A Fake? 7 Ways To Tell

“You may regularly need to meet and size up experts in various roles—as advisors, business partners, providers, employees, beneficiaries or clients. Doing so is never simple. Sometimes we spot the fakes too late.”
http://www.forbes.com/sites/kathycaprino/2014/05/19/are-you-dealing-with-a-real-expert-or-a-fake-7-ways-to-tell/

7 Simple Secrets of the Best Presentations

“How to give a presentation that customers, colleagues, and co-workers, will talk about long after you’re done talking.”
http://www.inc.com/geoffrey-james/7-secrets-of-remarkable-presentations.html

How to Answer the Most Important Question in Your Job Interview

“Why should we hire you for this job?”
http://blog.brazencareerist.com/2014/05/22/answer-important-question-job-interview/

What You Need to Know About Job References

“Providing references is a good opportunity for employers to learn more about a candidate, as well as a way for potential employees to impress the hiring manager. So how can you ensure that your references will offer glowing reviews and help you overcome that last hurdle before a job offer?”
http://www.theworkbuzz.com/get-the-job/interviews/what-you-need-to-know-about-job-references/

20 Common Words You Could Be Using Incorrectly

“You hear them all the time – but that doesn’t mean they were used correctly.”
http://www.inc.com/jeff-haden/20-common-words-you-could-be-using-incorrectly.html

6 Tips for Bite-Sized Technical Content

“If you’ve been hearing about ‘snackable’ content and want to do it yourself, here are some ways to make it happen.”
http://www.ragan.com/Main/Articles/48366.aspx

5 Habits of People With Remarkable Willpower

“We all spend three to four hours each day resisting desire. So what do people with remarkable willpower do differently?”
http://www.inc.com/jeff-haden/5-habits-of-people-with-remarkable-willpower.html

What you do has far greater impact than what you say.” – Steven Covey

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: LinkedInTwitterGoogle+ArticlesEmail

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