Workforce Development News – April 25, 2016

By on April 25, 2016
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Learn to Love Networking

“In today’s world, networking is a necessity. Professional networks lead to more job and business opportunities, broader and deeper knowledge, improved capacity to innovate, faster advancement, and greater status and authority.”
https://hbr.org/2016/05/learn-to-love-networking

5 Misconceptions About Networking

“Which are holding you back?”
https://hbr.org/2016/04/5-misconceptions-about-networking

5 Ways to Increase Your Relationship Focus

“Your ability to reach your goals is closely tied to your ability to leverage the value in your connections with other people.”
https://www.recruiter.com/i/5-ways-to-increase-your-relationship-focus-in-2016/

If You Can’t Say What Your Meeting Will Accomplish, You Shouldn’t Have It

“It’s that simple.”
https://hbr.org/2016/04/if-you-cant-say-what-your-meeting-will-accomplish-you-shouldnt-have-it

7 Ways to Improve Your Time Management Skills

“Time management pays off in terms of higher productivity and lower stress levels.”
https://www.recruiter.com/i/7-ways-busy-to-improve-your-time-management-skills/

6 Tips to Successfully Deliver Bad News in the Workplace

“Whether you’re letting an employee go or announcing that the budget has been cut, here’s how to phrase the news.”
http://money.usnews.com/money/blogs/outside-voices-careers/articles/2016-04-20/6-tips-to-successfully-deliver-bad-news-in-the-workplace

How to Take the Bias Out of Interviews

“It’s easier to improve processes than people.”
https://hbr.org/2016/04/how-to-take-the-bias-out-of-interviews

14 Key Questions You Should Ask A Potential Employer

“In a job interview, after you’ve fielded queries about how you handle criticism and what kind of tree you’d be, you’ll be prompted to inquire about the company. Don’t come up empty.”
http://www.ragan.com/Main/Articles/51041.aspx

5 Job Search Scenarios That Shouldn’t Come As a Surprise

“When you are new to job search, it can seem like a complex maze of unfamiliar scenarios. Here’s help to prepare for five things employers frequently request.”
http://careersherpa.net/5-job-search-scenarios-shouldnt-come-surprise/

Infographic: How to Create Better Content than Your Competitors

“Learn the writing, search and design tricks that will help your content stand out.”
http://www.ragan.com/Main/Articles/51046.aspx

You can always tell when the groove is working or not.” – Prince

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

One Comment

  1. Hannah Morgan

    April 25, 2016 at 10:29 am

    Thank you Richard for including my post in your collection here! Great content!

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