Workforce Development News – Jan. 5, 2015

By on January 5, 2015
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The Year in Management, Told in 20 Charts

“From what people really value at work to robots.”
https://hbr.org/2014/12/the-year-in-management-told-in-20-charts

17 Things We Learned About Income Inequality in 2014

“Income inequality is not a new concept. So why does it suddenly feel like such a big deal? The cold, hard fact is that even in the midst of recovery, too many Americans are working more than ever just to get by—let alone get ahead.”
http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2014/12/17-things-we-learned-about-income-inequality-in-2014/383917/?single_page=true

Top 10 Skills Every Great Leader Needs to Succeed

“Take your leadership from good to great by focusing on these key skills every day.”
http://www.inc.com/peter-economy/top-10-skills-every-great-leader-needs-to-succeed.html

5 Levels of Remarkably Effective Delegation

“Delegation is an essential skill for every leader. Master it and prosper.”
http://www.inc.com/peter-economy/5-levels-of-remarkably-effective-delegation.html

How to Write a Resume That Stands Out

“There’s nothing quick or easy about crafting an effective resume. You have to think carefully about what to say and how to say it so the hiring manager thinks, ‘This person can do what I need done.’”
https://hbr.org/2014/12/how-to-write-a-resume-that-stands-out

Stop Writing Resume Objectives and Start Writing These Instead

“Sought-after candidates are crafting and customizing personal branding statements to tell recruiters ‘These are the values I offer to your company’ rather than ‘This is what I want in a position at your company.'”
http://blog.brazencareerist.com/2014/12/26/stop-writing-resume-objectives-and-start-writing-these-instead/

45 Quick Changes That Help Your Resume Get Noticed

“Resume updates that only take a few minutes, but that can make a big difference in making your resume shine.”
http://college.usatoday.com/2015/01/02/45-quick-changes-that-help-your-resume-get-noticed/

4 Terrible Questions Job Interviewers Should Never Ask Again

“Sometimes we do things simply because that’s what everyone else does-and that’s especially true where interview questions are concerned.”
http://www.inc.com/jeff-haden/4-terrible-questions-job-interviewers-should-never-ask-again.html

9 Simple (but Essential) Communication Rules for Success

“If you want to succeed in business, mastering the art of communication will help get you there.”
http://www.inc.com/peter-economy/9-simple-but-essential-communication-rules-for-success.html

50 Life-Changing Lessons That Will Help You Navigate in Business

“There is much to learn from 50 years in the life of an entrepreneur. Here are 50 take-a-way lessons.”
http://www.inc.com/kevin-daum/50-life-changing-lessons-that-will-help-you-navigate-in-business.html

Winners of the 2014 National Geographic Photo Contest

“As a leader in capturing our world through brilliant imagery, National Geographic sets the standard for photographic excellence. More than 9,200 entries were submitted from over 150 countries, with professional photographers and amateur photo enthusiasts across the globe participating. Photographs were submitted in three categories: people, places and nature.”
http://www.theatlantic.com/infocus/2014/12/winners-of-the-2014-national-geographic-photo-contest/100875/
http://photography.nationalgeographic.com/photography/photo-contest/2014/

Amateurs sit and wait for inspiration, the rest of us just get up and go to work.” – Stephen King

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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