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Workforce Development News – Oct. 12, 2015
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“When you take your first leadership role, or find yourself at the helm of a new team, first impressions are essential to get right.”
“It should be a conversation, an open, constructive, compassionate conversation about achieving together. When you put the word ‘review’ in, it makes for judgments instead of partnership. Great teams perform because of partnerships.”
“Remaining polite and constructive will help those under you feel better about their work and themselves, and will make a better impression on those above you. So how do you give criticism honestly without sounding like a jerk?”
“These are the five steps companies need to take to build a strengths-based culture.”
“During the strong labor market of the mid-1990s, only 1 in 5 minimum-wage workers was still earning minimum wage a year later. Today, that number is nearly 1 in 3. And two-fifths of Americans earning the minimum wage in 2008 were still in near-minimum-wage jobs five years later.”
“According to today’s leaders, the real skills shortage is in the realm of soft skills.”
“If you’re not getting the response you want in your job search—but have no idea what you’re doing wrong—it’s time to go back to the basics and make sure you’re not making the following classic mistakes.”
“Boost your chances of getting hired for a job you love.”
“Everything you need to know about tricking out your LinkedIn profile — from crafting a stunning summary to selling your accomplishments, projects, and skills. Make your profile seriously shine — and start getting noticed by recruiters.”
“The difference between getting what you want and being passed over is often simply a matter of how you tell your story. Selling someone on your story is a pretty simple shift that involves one three-letter word:”
“Social Networking Use Has Shot Up in Past Decade. Young Adults Still Are the Most Likely to Use Social Media. Women and Men Use Social Networking Sites at Comparable Rates. Those With Lower Levels of Education Are Less Likely to Use Social Media. And Racial Differences Not Very Evident as Social Media Usage Has Grown.”
“These common statements by politicians and the media aren’t true.”
“The ability to simplify means to eliminate the unnecessary so that the necessary may speak.” – Hans Hofmann