Workforce Development News – July 27, 2015

By on July 27, 2015
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St. Louis Metro Monitor

“The Metro Monitor tracks the performance of the 100 largest U.S. metropolitan areas on four indicators: jobs, unemployment, output (gross product), and house prices.”
http://www.brookings.edu/research/interactives/metromonitor#/M41180

Four Charts that Show the Opportunity Gap Isn’t Going Away

“It is not easy being poor in America, whatever one’s color or ethnicity. But the economic challenges for black Americans are even steeper.”
http://www.brookings.edu/blogs/social-mobility-memos/posts/2015/07/22-opportunity-gap-isnt-going-away-reeves

What Employers Really Look For in Recent College Graduates

“Grades matter – perhaps more than ever in the digital age. So do personal relationships. However, a well-rounded college experience (with good grades) is the optimal approach to land the interview you want – and be offered a job as an outcome of that process.”
http://college.usatoday.com/2015/07/22/hiring-recent-college-graduates/

35 Habits That Make Employees Extremely Valuable

“Every employer wants employees who contribute to the overall success of the company. Here’s how the best bring long-term ROI.”
http://www.inc.com/kevin-daum/35-habits-that-make-employees-extremely-valuable.html

7 Challenges Successful People Overcome

“It’s truly fascinating how successful people approach problems. Where others see impenetrable barriers, they see challenges to embrace and obstacles to overcome.”
http://www.forbes.com/sites/travisbradberry/2015/07/21/7-challenges-successful-people-overcome/

6 Ways to Be More Productive at Work

“How to get more done – and slash stress while you’re at it.”
http://money.usnews.com/money/blogs/outside-voices-careers/2015/07/21/6-ways-to-be-more-productive-at-work

Any Questions? What to Ask in an Interview

“A good interview is more than just artful answers to any question a prospective employer throws your way. When an interviewer asks, ‘Do you have any questions?’ she’s trying to gauge whether you’re informed, interested, and engaged.”
https://www.themuse.com/advice/any-questions-what-to-ask-in-an-interview

5 Job Search Myths You Need to Stop Believing

“To get through the job hunt successfully, you have to stop believing in these myths and instead focus on more effective ways to get the attention of—and ultimately impress—the hiring manager.”
http://college.usatoday.com/2015/07/24/5-job-search-myths/

Cover Letters Are Hard to Write — But This Template Makes it a Breeze

“There’s no point in taking all that time to tailor your resume to each application if you’re going to use a fill-in-the-blank cover letter.”
https://www.themuse.com/advice/cover-letters-are-hard-to-writebut-this-template-makes-it-a-breeze

7 Interview Questions That Determine Emotional Intelligence

“Determining who you hire for a job plays a big part in forming your company’s culture and ensuring its future success. While different companies embody various values and cultures, success in the workplace is strongly influenced by a person’s emotional intelligence.”
http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/248524

How to Introduce Yourself in a Way That’ll Make People Care Who You Are

“‘Tell us a little bit about yourself.’ Why is this little question so hard to answer?”
https://www.themuse.com/advice/how-to-introduce-yourself-in-a-way-thatll-make-people-care-who-you-are

It’s not who I am underneath – it’s what I do that defines me.” – Bruce Wayne

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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