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Workforce Development News – Oct. 5, 2015
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“Ultimately a manager needs to focus on becoming a successful teacher and mentor in order to help their people develop and grow, and to increase the overall capacity of the team.”
“If someone on your team is hampered by a harsh inner critic, they’re likely to talk themselves out of sharing their ideas and insights. Held back by self-doubt, some of your most talented people will shy away from leading projects or teams, or put off going for the big opportunities.”
The labor force continues to shrink, there is less broad-based growth, and it’s still hard for the unemployed.
“Despite support at the top, gender equality is a long way off at most U.S. companies.”
“This ‘Payroll to Population’ metric tracks the percentage of the U.S. adult population aged 18 and older who work for an employer for at least 30 hours per week.”
“How long do you really need to stay before moving on?”
“Four things employers need to do before interviewing a job candidate with military experience and a three-step process when interviewing veterans.”
Part 1: http://money.usnews.com/money/blogs/outside-voices-careers/2015/09/30/how-to-prepare-to-interview-a-veteran
Part 2: http://money.usnews.com/money/blogs/outside-voices-careers/2015/10/01/how-to-assess-a-veteran-job-candidate
“Here are the most common triggers of distrust, and what you can do to work through these issues on your team.”
“As a job seeker you have a lot of competition, very little time to make a good impression, and at least one fickle gatekeeper standing in your resume’s way.”
“Move yourself from ‘Eh, maybe’ to ‘I gotta get this person in here right away’.”
“As you consider a potential job, reflect on your value, long-term goals and possible shortcomings.”
“The trick to advancing your career is to add value by making certain your contributions are worth more than you’re paid.”
“It’s important to do tasks that are high leverage and meaningful. At the end of the day the only thing you’re left with is what you have accomplished, and the difference you have made in the world because you did something valuable with a day of your life.”
“Don’t count the days, make the days count.” – Muhammad Ali