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Workforce Development News – July 27, 2015
A weekly collection of interesting, insightful, and innovative articles on workforce development, employment and training, business performance improvement, leadership, higher education, and the economy.
The Workforce Solutions Group of St. Louis Community College leverages education for growth in the knowledge economy by offering programs and services designed to advance people, businesses and communities. We are located at the Corporate College, a state of the art facility solely dedicated to corporate education and professional development.
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“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.”
“It is not easy being poor in America, whatever one’s color or ethnicity. But the economic challenges for black Americans are even steeper.”
“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.”
“Every employer wants employees who contribute to the overall success of the company. Here’s how the best bring long-term ROI.”
“It’s truly fascinating how successful people approach problems. Where others see impenetrable barriers, they see challenges to embrace and obstacles to overcome.”
“How to get more done – and slash stress while you’re at it.”
“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.”
“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.”
“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.”
“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.”
“‘Tell us a little bit about yourself.’ Why is this little question so hard to answer?”
“It’s not who I am underneath – it’s what I do that defines me.” – Bruce Wayne