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Workforce Development News – Feb. 2, 2015
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“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.”
“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 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?”
“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.”
“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.”
“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.”
“Landing a job is a challenge for many professionals. Landing a job without any experience can be an even bigger challenge.”
“By choosing your references thoughtfully and talking with them before giving out their contact information, you can guide the process in your favor.”
“Having a resume that packs a punch and tells a great story quickly is key.”
“Hiring managers may recognize strategies to bypass screening software or hide gaps in employment.”
“May you never again struggle to come up with an idea for a blog post.”
“Many articles on engagement present alarming figures about disengaged employees who are actively looking for new jobs. That’s not the whole story.”
“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.