Workforce Development News – Feb. 2, 2015

By on February 2, 2015
Conduct an Effective Job Interview

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What Is a Business Model?

“A business model is ‘a term of art.’ And like art itself, it’s one of those things many people feel they can recognize when they see it (especially a particularly clever or terrible one) but can’t quite define.”

13 Habits of Exceptionally Likeable People

“Adjectives like sincerity, transparency, and capacity for understanding (another person) describe people who are skilled in the social side of emotional intelligence. Here are the key best behaviors that emotionally intelligent people engage in that make them so likeable.”

How to Conduct an Effective Job Interview

“How should you use the relatively brief time to get to know — and assess — a near stranger? How many people at your firm should be involved? How can you tell if a candidate will be a good fit? And finally, what questions should you ask?”

Five Questions To Stop Asking Job-Seekers – And Five To Start Asking

“The business world is all about process. We are obsessed with process improvement, but paradoxically we are surrounded by horrible processes that go completely unremarked. We use stupid processes at work every day. Job interviewing is a perfect example.”

Develop a “1-Day Hiring” Program to Avoid Losing In-Demand Candidates

“You finally get a highly qualified applicant for one of your critical jobs, and in what seems like an instant, the prized candidate you are counting on is gone.”

5 Interview Questions Job Seekers Always Flub

“You can practice and prepare for hours or weeks on end, but there will always be those interview questions that catch you off guard. Often you may think you are saying what the hiring manager wants to hear, but you end up being completely off the mark.”

How To Write An Entry Level Cover Letter

“Landing a job is a challenge for many professionals. Landing a job without any experience can be an even bigger challenge.”

4 Ways to Make the Most of Your References

“By choosing your references thoughtfully and talking with them before giving out their contact information, you can guide the process in your favor.”

5 Marketing Secrets That Will Help Your Resume Get Noticed

“Having a resume that packs a punch and tells a great story quickly is key.”

5 Resume ‘Tricks’ That Can Backfire

“Hiring managers may recognize strategies to bypass screening software or hide gaps in employment.”

Infographic: The Ultimate List of Blog Post Ideas

“May you never again struggle to come up with an idea for a blog post.”

Employee Engagement Isn’t As Bad As The Surveys Say

“Many articles on engagement present alarming figures about disengaged employees who are actively looking for new jobs. That’s not the whole story.”

Infographic: 21 Ways to Get Inspired

“You can’t always wait for inspiration. Sometimes you have to hunt it down.”

You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just the first step.” – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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 has held various Microsoft Certifications since 1993. Learn more about Richard by following him: LinkedIn - Twitter - Articles - Email

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