Workforce Development News – Oct. 27, 2014

By on October 27, 2014
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14 Fatal Mistakes You’re Making At Work Today

“Is what you’re doing at work today really the best thing for both your company and for you?”
http://www.forbes.com/sites/jasonnazar/2014/10/21/14-fatal-mistakes-youre-making-at-work-today/

The Top 10 Actions for Dramatically Improving Employee Referral Program Results

“As the economy improves and recruiting top talent becomes more difficult, focus on employee referrals. They routinely produce the highest volume and quality of hire.”
http://www.ere.net/2014/10/13/the-top-10-actions-for-dramatically-improving-employee-referral-program-results/

The Real Revolution in Online Education Isn’t MOOCs

“Degrees don’t communicate much about a candidate’s potential and fit. Employers need to know what a student knows and can do.”
http://blogs.hbr.org/2014/10/the-real-revolution-in-online-education-isnt-moocs/

Stand Out From the Pack With This Cover Letter Technique

“How a three-step process can get you an interview.”
http://money.usnews.com/money/blogs/outside-voices-careers/2014/10/22/stand-out-from-the-pack-with-this-cover-letter-technique

How to Choose the Right References

“You aced the last round of interviews and now your prospective employer wants to check your references. Who should you ask? Which people can best vouch for you? Will they be able to describe all your relevant qualities and skills and explain why you’re a fit for the new job?”
http://blogs.hbr.org/2014/10/how-to-choose-the-right-references/

The 20-Point Job Search Game Plan

“For a successful job search you need to define your goals, create a step-by-step Action Plan with defined benchmark and results, and you must commit yourself to execute and adapt the Action Plan to the best of your ability.”
http://careerrocketeer.com/2014/10/20-point-job-search-game-plan.html

6 Hard Truths Every Job Seeker Should Know

“A reality check for the level-headed candidates.”
http://money.usnews.com/money/blogs/outside-voices-careers/2014/10/21/6-hard-truths-every-job-seeker-should-know

Before You Respond to that Email, Pause

“People today expect and want an instantaneous reply to any message. There are many times when we should not immediately reply. And the truth is, we usually know them when they come. There are a few practical ways to buy some time when you get a message where your gut tells you not to respond or where you are not sure how to respond.”
http://blogs.hbr.org/2014/10/before-you-respond-to-that-email-pause/

10 Ways to Stop Feeling Overworked and Overwhelmed

“We all feel overworked – so do something about it.”
http://www.inc.com/jeff-haden/10-ways-to-stop-feeling-overworked-and-overwhelmed.html

Try not to become a person of success, but rather try to become a person of value.” – Albert Einstein

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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