Workforce Development News – Oct. 26, 2015

By on October 26, 2015
Narrative of Your Work

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Everything Hinges on the Narrative of Your Work

“Knowing what you do professionally and how you do it is important, but knowing the story you tell yourself about what you do is evermore meaningful.”
http://www.helpscout.net/blog/narrative-of-your-work/

The Best Leaders Are Constant Learners

“Leaders must scan the world for signals of change, and be able to react instantaneously. But how can business leaders make meaning of a playing field that is constantly changing shape?”
https://hbr.org/2015/10/the-best-leaders-are-constant-learners

Three-in-Ten U.S. Jobs Are Held by the Self-Employed and the Workers They Hire

“Hiring More Prevalent Among Self-Employed Asians, Whites and Men.”
http://www.pewsocialtrends.org/2015/10/22/three-in-ten-u-s-jobs-are-held-by-the-self-employed-and-the-workers-they-hire/

Why Higher Education Still Matters

“The truth is simple: despite what you may have heard, higher education is too important to miss. Here’s why:”
https://www.recruiter.com/i/why-higher-education-still-matters/

When Making Career Moves, Americans Switch Companies

“The overwhelming majority – 93% – of U.S. adults say that the last time they changed roles, they left their employer to do so.”
http://www.gallup.com/businessjournal/186311/making-career-moves-americans-switch-companies.aspx

5 Tricky Interview Questions All Job Seekers Should Watch Out For

“You’re in a middle of a job interview and things are going great. And then, suddenly, you loose your footing. The interviewer hits you with an especially tough question, and you don’t have an immediate answer.”
https://www.recruiter.com/i/5-tricky-interview-questions-all-job-seekers-should-watch-out-for/

4 Ways to Answer “What’s Your Biggest Weakness” That Actually Sound Believable

“If you’re too honest, you might scare the hiring manager and blow your chances of getting the position. But if you’re not honest enough, you’ll lose credibility.”
https://www.themuse.com/advice/4-ways-to-answer-whats-your-biggest-weakness-that-actually-sound-believable

6 Insider Job Search Facts That’ll Make You Re-think How You’re Applying

“You’ve made up your mind: It’s time for a career change. If only applying for jobs were as easy as making that decision.”
https://www.themuse.com/advice/6-insider-job-search-facts-thatll-make-you-rethink-how-youre-applying

5 Easy Ways You Can Boost Your Social Media Presence and Make Yourself Look More Credible

“If you want to make an impact in social media—whether for yourself or for your business—the number one thing you need to do is establish a visible, credible online presence.”
https://www.themuse.com/advice/5-easy-ways-you-can-boost-your-social-media-presence-and-make-yourself-look-more-credible

How to Turn a Bad Day Around

“How can you change your mood when you’ve started your day off on the wrong foot? How do you stop annoyances from dragging you down and killing your productivity?”
https://hbr.org/2015/10/how-to-turn-a-bad-day-around

Your future hasn’t been written yet. No one’s has. Your future is whatever you make it, so make it a good one.” – Dr. Emmett Brown

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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