Workforce Development News – Oct. 6, 2014

By on October 6, 2014
Where The Jobs Are: The New Blue Collar

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Where The Jobs Are: The New Blue Collar

“More than 2.5 million good-paying jobs will be created in the next few years. Will workers know how to get them?”
http://www.usatoday.com/longform/news/nation/2014/09/30/job-economy-middle-skill-growth-wage-blue-collar/14797413/
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http://www.usatoday.com/topic/9f65db3e-8cf8-4180-a9fe-eb96dfbba681/where-the-jobs-are/

2014: The Best Year for Job Creation This Century

“White-collar jobs are leading the way in a potentially historic year for the U.S. economy, but wages still aren’t growing.”
http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2014/10/jobs-day-unemployment-rate-lowest-since-july-2008/381083/

What to Do When Anger Takes Hold

“This might seem simple but it’s by far the hardest option to take. It requires skill and practice. But it’s worth it; it has a huge return on investment.”
http://blogs.hbr.org/2014/10/what-to-do-when-anger-takes-hold/

What Soft Skills Are

“These five skills are the essence of soft skills, and every company, no matter its size will either succeed or fail in the 21st century based on how well these skills are developed and used in their organization.”
http://www.ere.net/2014/10/03/what-soft-skills-are/

Recruiting for Soft Skills Doesn’t Make You a Softie

“Why exactly are these core skills more important than the amount of experience your talent pool has?”
https://www.recruiter.com/i/recruiting-for-soft-skills-doesnt-make-you-a-softie/

How to Create and Manage the Perfect Facebook Page for Your Business

“As small business owners and brand managers, you’ve probably heard that you need to be on Facebook. Great! So where should you start? And is there an easy blueprint to follow?”
http://blog.bufferapp.com/how-to-create-manage-facebook-business-page

More Stay Interviews, Fewer Exit Interviews

“Finding ways to learn what employees need during their employee experience — and not at its end — is vital. Prudent leaders should stop guessing what will keep their top performers happy.”
http://www.talentmgt.com/articles/6828-more-stay-interviews-fewer-exit-interviews

7 Things You Forgot To Include in Your Resume

“When writing resumes, job seekers tend to forget to include the things they’re passionate about or experiences they’ve gained outside of the workplace. As you look for ways to make your resume shine, here are seven things you might be forgetting to include:”
http://www.glassdoor.com/blog/7-forgot-include-resume/

The Most Engaging Ideas Leave Something Out

“As any visual artist will tell you, the white space is just as important as the drawing. In music, too, the pauses matter just as much as the sound. And yet in business, we rush to fill any empty space with noise — a new offer, more features, another conference call.”
http://blogs.hbr.org/2014/10/the-most-engaging-ideas-leave-something-out/

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do.” – Mark Twain

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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