Workforce Development News – December 12, 2016

By on December 12, 2016
Landing a Good Job Later in Life

A weekly collection of interesting, insightful, and innovative articles on workforce development, employment and training, business performance improvement, leadership, higher education, and the economy.

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No Recovery: An Analysis of Long-Term U.S. Productivity Decline

“The Great Recession may be over, but America is dangerously running on empty.”
http://www.gallup.com/reports/198776/no-recovery-analysis-long-term-productivity-decline.aspx
http://www.gallup.com/opinion/chairman/198902/economy-no-recovery.aspx

Five Myths About Landing a Good Job Later in Life

“The conventional wisdom says it’s impossible. The facts say otherwise.”
http://www.wsj.com/articles/five-myths-about-landing-a-good-job-later-in-life-1480302842

The New ‘Good Jobs’

“Jobs that pay well but don’t require a bachelor’s degree are what many Americans want—and these days, they’re not found on an assembly line.”
http://www.citylab.com/work/2016/12/the-new-good-jobs/509180/

40 Interview Questions You Should Be Prepared to Ask & Answer

“When it comes to interviews, there’s no better formula for success than research and preparation.”
https://www.glassdoor.com/blog/40-interview-questions-you-should-be-prepared-to-ask-answer/

9 Major Job-Search Changes That May Be New to Older Workers

“Changes that represent challenges to people who aren’t used to them.”
https://www.recruiter.com/i/9-major-job-search-changes-that-may-be-new-to-older-workers/

The 6 Deadly Sins Of Networking

“Follow these steps to ensure you do not make these networking mistakes.”
https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/284696

The Critical Skill That Too Many Leaders Overlook

“It can take more time and also mean delegating some big-picture thinking, but asking instead of telling is a critical management skill all leaders need. Here are three reasons why:”
https://www.themuse.com/advice/the-critical-skill-that-too-many-leaders-overlook

How the Best Companies Do Diversity Right

“The best workplaces for diversity show higher satisfaction for all employees—and bigger growth, too.”
http://fortune.com/2016/12/05/diversity-inclusion-workplaces/

Think Strategically About Your Career Development

“You can’t leave your professional growth to chance.”
https://hbr.org/2016/12/think-strategically-about-your-career-development

Older Americans Went Back To School During The Recession. Did It Pay Off?

“Experts agree that finishing the degree is paramount for older adults who return to college.”
http://fivethirtyeight.com/features/older-americans-went-back-to-school-during-the-recession-did-it-pay-off/

Youth Unemployment Has Damaging Health Effects

“Sharing the burden with a peer group lessens the health effects of unemployment. Unemployment may be harder to bear when family support is absent.”
http://www.gallup.com/businessjournal/199079/youth-unemployment-damaging-health-effects.aspx

25 Best Habits to Have in Life

“If you are committed to happiness and success, work these into your daily routine.”
https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/284473

As I hurtled through space, one thought kept crossing my mind — every part of this rocket was supplied by the lowest bidder.” – John Glenn

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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