Workforce Development News – Oct. 5, 2015

By on October 5, 2015
Do You Have a Manager’s Mindset?

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Do You Have a Manager’s Mindset?

“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.”
https://hbr.org/2015/10/do-you-have-a-managers-mindset

Helping an Employee Overcome Their Self-Doubt

“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.”
https://hbr.org/2015/10/helping-an-employee-overcome-their-self-doubt

The U.S. Economic Recovery Now Depends On Consumers

The labor force continues to shrink, there is less broad-based growth, and it’s still hard for the unemployed.
http://fivethirtyeight.com/datalab/september-jobs-report-hiring-slowed/

Women in the Workplace: By the Numbers

“Despite support at the top, gender equality is a long way off at most U.S. companies.”
http://graphics.wsj.com/women-in-the-workplace/

Gallup Good Jobs Rate Steady in September

“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.”
http://www.gallup.com/poll/185969/gallup-good-jobs-rate-steady-september.aspx

Setting the Record Straight on Switching Jobs

“How long do you really need to stay before moving on?”
https://hbr.org/2015/07/setting-the-record-straight-on-switching-jobs

How to Prepare to Interview a Veteran

“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

What to Do When You Don’t Trust Your Team

“Here are the most common triggers of distrust, and what you can do to work through these issues on your team.”
https://hbr.org/2015/09/what-to-do-when-you-dont-trust-your-team

12 Ways to Make Sure Your Resume Gets Seen

“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.”
https://www.recruiter.com/i/12-ways-to-make-sure-your-resume-gets-seen/

5 Reasons You Almost Got Called in for the Interview — But Didn’t

“Move yourself from ‘Eh, maybe’ to ‘I gotta get this person in here right away’.”
https://www.themuse.com/advice/5-reasons-you-almost-got-called-in-for-the-interviewbut-didn’t

7 Things All Job Seekers Should Know About Themselves

“As you consider a potential job, reflect on your value, long-term goals and possible shortcomings.”
http://money.usnews.com/money/blogs/outside-voices-careers/2015/09/30/7-things-all-job-seekers-should-know-about-themselves

7 Ways To Blow Your Boss’ Mind

“The trick to advancing your career is to add value by making certain your contributions are worth more than you’re paid.”
http://www.forbes.com/sites/travisbradberry/2015/09/29/7-ways-to-blow-your-bosss-mind/

10 Lessons I Learned from a Year of Productivity Experiments

“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.”
http://lifehacker.com/10-lessons-i-learned-from-a-year-of-productivity-experi-1584800618/1733434839

Don’t count the days, make the days count.” – Muhammad Ali

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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