Workforce Development News – April 27, 2015

By on April 27, 2015
Tough Interview Questions And How To Answer Them

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Outsmart Your Own Biases

“How to broaden your thinking and make better decisions.”
https://hbr.org/2015/05/outsmart-your-own-biases

12 Ways to Be an Engaged Employee

“How feeling good about your work is important for you and your company.”
http://money.usnews.com/money/blogs/outside-voices-careers/2015/04/22/12-ways-to-be-an-engaged-employee

4 Questions to Get Candidates Out of Performance-Mode

“Job interviews have become nothing more than an audition for a part. Straying from comfort-zone questions is a great way to get candidates out of performance-mode so that you can genuinely get to know them.”
http://www.ere.net/2015/04/22/4-questions-to-get-candidates-out-of-performance-mode/

30 Behavioral Interview Questions You Should Be Ready To Answer

“Interview prep 101 dictates that you should have your elevator pitch ready, a few stories polished, and a good sense of what you have to offer. So, how do you get there?”
http://college.usatoday.com/2015/04/22/30-behavioral-interview-questions-you-should-be-ready-to-answer/

5 Tough Interview Questions And How To Answer Them

“You’re in the middle of an interview that’s going well and your interviewer asks an off-the-wall question. Why? To find the best cultural match for the company.”
http://www.glassdoor.com/blog/17977/

Infographic: 8 in 10 Employees Will Quit If They Don’t Receive Proper Job Training

“Your organization’s employee engagement levels might be suffering because workers aren’t getting the training they need.”
http://www.ragan.com/Main/Articles/49573.aspx

Continuing Education Summer 2015 Catalog – Registration starts May 4

Our new summer catalog is now available and registration for spring begins May 4th! Ready, set, grow! For more information, or to register, call us at 314-984-7777.
http://workforcesolutions.stlcc.edu/2015/continuing-education-summer-2015-catalog/

The Best Presentations Are Tailored to the Audience

“The audience, not the presenter, is the heart of any presentation. To figure out what makes it tick, answer these questions:”
https://hbr.org/2015/04/the-best-presentations-are-tailored-to-the-audience

What To Do When Your Presentation’s Q-and-A Goes Awry

“Sometimes you have to redirect an off-topic question or evade a direct attack. Here’s how to keep your balance to stay on target and thrill the crowd.”
http://www.ragan.com/Main/Articles/49583.aspx

6 Networking Blunders To Avoid

“The objective of networking is, of course, to gain some benefit—a sales lead, a mentor, or maybe a new job—but a ‘gimme, gimme, gimme’ approach won’t get you very far.”
http://www.ragan.com/Main/Articles/49594.aspx

9 Easy Career Hacks That Very Few People Actually Do

“Most of your success in your career is just executing on these basic points.”
http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/245197

People who say it cannot be done should not interrupt those who are doing it.” – George Bernard Shaw

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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