Workforce Development News – August 29, 2016

By on August 29, 2016
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How to Make the Most of Your Customer Testimonials

“Customer testimonials send strong signals of trust because they’re candid endorsements of your product by the people who actually use your product. Your customers will always be more persuasive than you.”
https://www.helpscout.net/blog/customer-testimonials/

Laid-Off American Workers Are Having Better Luck Finding New Jobs

“Two-thirds of long-tenured U.S. workers laid off in 2013-15 had new jobs in early 2016.”
http://blogs.wsj.com/economics/2016/08/25/laid-off-american-workers-are-having-better-luck-finding-new-jobs/

Fewer U.S. Workers Report Making Less Money

“20% of U.S. workers say they are making less money than five years ago. This is down from 28% in 2013. 23% say job does not take full advantage of their skills, training.”
http://www.gallup.com/poll/194978/fewer-workers-report-making-less-money.aspx

Why People Quit Their Jobs

“In general, people leave their jobs because they don’t like their boss, don’t see opportunities for promotion or growth, or are offered a better gig.”
https://hbr.org/2016/09/why-people-quit-their-jobs

Do You Have Good Job-Search Manners?

“Mind your manners. Get more responses.”
http://money.usnews.com/money/blogs/outside-voices-careers/articles/2016-08-22/do-you-have-good-job-search-manners

Infographic: 7 Quick Fixes for a Better Resume

“There are too many important things to do in life to waste your time working at a job you hate – or anguishing over your resume in order to get a job you love. Use these quick fixes and you won’t have to waste another minute doing either.”
https://www.recruiter.com/i/7-quick-fixes-for-a-better-resume/

11 Job Interview Tricks that Are Hard to Master, But Will Pay Off Forever

“Some people are naturals at selling themselves to hiring managers. Others aren’t. Either way, you’ve already put in a ton of effort, so you might as well take steps to rock your interview.”
http://www.businessinsider.com/job-interview-tricks-that-will-pay-off-forever-2016-8/

The Secret to Becoming Exactly Who You Want to Be

“We are the sum of what we do in life, so go do something.”
https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/276619

If something is important enough, even if the odds are against you, you should still do it.” – Elon Musk

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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