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Workforce Development News – June 8, 2015
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“College graduates are more likely to find a rewarding job, earn higher income, and even, evidence shows, live healthier lives than if they didn’t have degrees. They also bring training and skills into America’s workforce, helping our economy grow and stay competitive. That benefits everyone. It’s just too bad that we’re not producing more of them.”
“Hone in on happiness so that you can cultivate it within your team and your day-to-day activities.”
“If organizations want to enable workers to bring not only their hands but also their heads to work, then jobs need to be redesigned to give people ownership of (1) how they perform tasks, (2) their identity, and (3) their time.”
“43 percent of employers won’t consider job jumpers. Unfortunately, it’s an antiquated concept that might have been valid long ago, but in today’s volatile talent marketplace, automatically rejecting frequent job changers may cause you to miss out on many exceptional hires.”
“Don’t miss out out on a great opportunity to stand out, build greater rapport and a deeper connection, and to mutually benefit each other in a potentially significant way.”
“What experiences and accomplishments should you include for the jobs you’ve got your eye on? What new résumé rules and trends should you be following?”
“And how this small gesture can help land you the job.”
“Back in the day, etiquette rules were fairly simple. Always send a thank-you card. Don’t put your elbows on the table. Hold the door open for other people. Social networks have made matters much more complicated.”
“There’s a lot of different terms floating around but also a lack of agreement on what really is most important to students.”
“You’re braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.” – Winnie the Pooh