Workforce Development News – August 24, 2015

By on August 24, 2015
Good Jobs Are Back

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Good Jobs Are Back: College Graduates Are First in Line

“This new report analyzes the production of jobs since 2010 and defines the components of a good job. These jobs pay $53,000 or more and tend to be full-time with lucrative benefits such as retirement and healthcare. The study finds that of the 6.6 million jobs created since 2010, 2.9 million were good jobs. Only 100,000 of those jobs were filled by people with less than a Bachelor’s degree.”
https://cew.georgetown.edu/cew-reports/goodjobsareback/

Deliver Feedback That Sticks

“The secret of effective feedback is making it feel like the message is coming from an ally, not an adversary. Three steps are the basic ingredients of effective feedback:”
https://hbr.org/2015/08/deliver-feedback-that-sticks

Manufactured Myths

“Parents hold big misconceptions about the benefits of a career in manufacturing.”
http://www.usnews.com/opinion/knowledge-bank/2015/08/12/parents-believe-manufacturing-stem-myths

Many Students Lack Access to Computer Science Learning

“The growing number of professions relying on computer science underscore the need for students to become computer literate and gain foundational computer science skills. Less than half (40%) of U.S. middle school and high school students report using computers every day at school. And for many students, computer science is not a core part of the educational experience.”
http://www.gallup.com/opinion/gallup/184751/students-lack-access-computer-science-learning.aspx

What Separates Great HR Leaders from the Rest

“HR seems to have become every manager and employee’s favorite corporate punching bag, vying with IT for the dubious title of most-irritating function. Here are four important competencies HR leaders need to add to their skill sets.”
https://hbr.org/2015/08/what-separates-great-hr-leaders-from-the-rest

5 Things Your Résumé Is Not

“Your résumé is a marketing document – not your autobiography or a list of job responsibilities.”
http://money.usnews.com/money/blogs/outside-voices-careers/2015/08/19/5-things-your-resume-is-not

Turning Your Complex Career Path into a Coherent Story

“You’re more likely to convince an enlightened hiring manager, venture funder, or board member if you can articulate how all of your varied experiences and skills actually make you a better candidate than the conventional applicant.”
https://hbr.org/2015/08/turning-your-complex-career-path-into-a-coherent-story

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? Lots of practice.”
http://college.usatoday.com/2015/04/22/30-behavioral-interview-questions-you-should-be-ready-to-answer/

How to Create a Social Media Marketing Plan From Scratch

“Here’s a cohesive, step-by-step blueprint that you can use to get started.”
https://blog.bufferapp.com/social-media-marketing-plan

The 7 Secrets to the Most Effective Social-Media Campaigns

“Here’s a list of simple, actionable tips that drive successful social media ads.”
http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/249307

5 Annoying Career Clichés Your Parents Kept Repeating That Turned Out to Be True

I’m annoying my eleven-year-old, Alex, already.
https://www.themuse.com/advice/5-annoying-career-cliches-your-parents-kept-repeating-that-turned-out-to-be-true

All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us.” – Gandalf the Grey

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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