Workforce Development News – April 18, 2016

By on April 18, 2016
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The Work Conversations We Dread the Most

“Most people actually plan on being agreeable and considerate when walking into a difficult conversation.”
https://hbr.org/2016/04/the-work-conversations-we-dread-the-most-according-to-research

Two-Year Grads Satisfied With Cost of Degree

“41% strongly agree that associate degree was essential to career goals.”
http://www.gallup.com/poll/190565/two-year-grads-satisfied-cost-degree-not-lives.aspx

What Everyone Should Know About Running Virtual Meetings

“Bad meetings are the biggest barrier to flexible work.”
https://hbr.org/2016/04/what-everyone-should-know-about-running-virtual-meetings

28 Surprising Things that Affect Whether You Get Hired

“Hiring managers use your résumé to determine whether you’re qualified for the job, and the interview to decide if you’re the perfect fit. But as it turns out, there’s more to it than just showing up and doing your best — there are dozens of small details that overtly or subconsciously affect the way you’re perceived.”
http://www.businessinsider.com/surprising-things-that-affect-whether-you-get-hired-2016-4

5 Solid Questions You Can Always Ask at the End of an Interview

“Toward the end of the interview it’ll be your turn to ask anything you’re wondering about when it comes to the role or the company. Some people struggle with this portion. Here’s a simple strategy.”
https://www.themuse.com/advice/5-solid-questions-you-can-always-ask-at-the-end-of-an-interview

6 Job Interview Questions Every Employee Needs to Ask

“Sometimes the questions you’re asked are more important than the answers job candidates give to your questions.”
http://www.inc.com/jeff-haden/6-job-interview-questions-every-employee-needs-to-ask.html

Recruiters Reveal the 9 Things They Most Want to See in A Thank-You Note

“This is your last chance to make a good impression. Use it wisely.”
http://www.monster.com/blog/b/recruiters-reveal-things-most-want-thank-you-note

How to Not Fight with Your Spouse When You Get Home from Work

“Everyone has different ‘recovery times’.”
https://hbr.org/2016/04/how-to-not-fight-with-your-spouse-when-you-get-home-from-work

How to Be Extraordinary: 9 Qualities Only the Best Employees Possess

“True excellence can be hard to define… but you know it when you see it.”
http://www.inc.com/jeff-haden/how-to-be-extraordinary-9-qualities-only-the-best-employees-possess.html

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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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