Workforce Development News – Jan. 20, 2015

By on January 20, 2015
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Doing Good Work Matters More Than Your Personal Brand

“As a professional — as a working person in the world of work — your personal brand is a multifaceted presentation of yourself as a working person. So how do you craft a personal brand for yourself without getting overwhelmed by the options and straying from your true self? Here are six tips:”
http://www.forbes.com/sites/meghanbiro/2015/01/11/doing-good-work-matters-more-than-your-personal-brand/

The Capabilities Your Organization Needs to Sustain Innovation

“A large body of research points to the importance of these three activities in innovation. They might sound straightforward and relatively simple, but consider what each of them actually involves.”
https://hbr.org/2015/01/the-capabilities-your-organization-needs-to-sustain-innovation

Infographic: The Best Jobs of 2015

“A closer look at the greatest job opportunities and occupations this year.”
http://money.usnews.com/money/careers/articles/2015/01/13/infographic-the-best-jobs-of-2015

What We Can Gain From Obama’s Push of Community Colleges

“Community colleges are important for four reasons:”
http://www.brookings.edu/research/opinions/2015/01/09-obama-push-community-colleges-reeves

Mistakes and Blunders to Avoid in Your Next Job Interview

“We’ve all heard about the importance of first impressions, but when it comes to a job interview, the data actually backs up the adage. 49 percent of employers know if a candidate is a good fit for a position within the first five minutes of an interview. By minute 15, that number reaches 90 percent.”
http://advice.careerbuilder.com/posts/mistakes-and-blunders-to-avoid-in-your-next-job-interview

How to Spend the Hour Before Your Interview

“Five ways to neutralize nerves and find your focus.”
http://money.usnews.com/money/careers/articles/2015/01/14/how-to-spend-the-hour-before-your-interview

35 Costly Job Search Mistakes You Might Still Be Making

“The tiny blunders are what hiring managers complain about the most.”
http://college.usatoday.com/2015/01/16/35-costly-job-search-mistakes-you-might-still-be-making/

9 Powerful Ways to Get the Most Out of Every Negotiation

“Negotiation is a key skill for success in business and life. Become a better negotiator by following some very simple rules.”
http://www.inc.com/peter-economy/9-powerful-ways-to-get-the-most-out-of-every-negotiation.html

Top 10 ‘Bleeding Edge’ Recruiting Trends

“The escalation of turnover rates combined with vicious competition for top talent has produced a level of difficulty and challenge that recruiting leaders haven’t faced in years.”
http://www.ere.net/2015/01/12/the-top-10-bleeding-edge-recruiting-trends-to-watch-in-2015/

Workplace Diversity Can Help The Bottom Line

“In order to build a high-performing team, you should hire people who believe in the company’s mission and values, regardless of their age, gender or ethnicity. By committing to hiring the best people for the job from a skills perspective and a cultural fit perspective, you can build a team that is both diverse and homogeneous.”
http://www.talentmgt.com/articles/7005-diversitys-role-in-job-satisfaction

Trying to Solve the Great Wage Slowdown

“The great wage slowdown of the 21st century has frustrated Americans and raised serious questions about what kind of policies might change the situation.”
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/01/15/upshot/trying-to-solve-the-great-wage-slowdown.html

Your Digital Strategy Shouldn’t Be About Attention

“What every institution needs?- and what every leader needs to develop – before a ‘digital strategy’ is a human strategy. If you want to matter to people, you must do more than merely win their fickle, fleeting, frenzied attention. You must help them develop into the people they were meant to be. When you do, maybe, just maybe, they’ll reward you. With something greater than their grudging, wearied attention. Their lasting respect, enduring trust, and undying gratitude.”
https://hbr.org/2015/01/your-digital-strategy-shouldnt-be-about-attention

Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.” – 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 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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