Workforce Development News – Feb. 16, 2016

By on February 16, 2016
Job Interview Questions That Result in Great Hires

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7 Rules for Job Interview Questions That Result in Great Hires

“It’s time to rethink your interview questions with a focus on work-related questions that are harder to prepare for and to fake an answer to.”
https://hbr.org/2016/02/7-rules-for-job-interview-questions-that-result-in-great-hires

America Has Near Record 5.6 Million Job Openings

“Many Americans don’t have the skills that those available jobs require. It’s called the job skills gap, and it has become a serious problem in the U.S.”
http://money.cnn.com/2016/02/09/news/economy/america-5-6-million-record-job-openings/index.html

10 Ways To Spot A Truly Exceptional Employee

“78% of leaders said personality sets great employees apart, more than cultural fit (53%) and even an employee’s skills (39%).”
http://www.forbes.com/sites/travisbradberry/2016/02/09/10-ways-to-spot-a-truly-exceptional-employee/

10 Ways to Lose Your Best Employees

“Talent management all too often takes a back seat to other workplace priorities. Without your top performers, though, your organization will founder. Heed these warnings.”
http://www.ragan.com/Main/Articles/50755.aspx

The Right Way to Check a Reference

“Do a thorough job, and you’ll never have to fire someone again.”
https://hbr.org/2016/02/the-right-way-to-check-a-reference

4 Little-Known Facts About the Interview Process—and How to Use Them to Your Benefit

“The things that are often going down before, during, and after your interview that can—and very well may—impact the hiring decision.”
https://www.themuse.com/advice/4-littleknown-facts-about-the-interview-processand-how-to-use-them-to-your-benefit

What The Best Resumes, Interviews And Other Job Search Materials Have In Common

“The best resumes, interviews and other job search material are specific and measurable in their claims. Here are eight ways to add numbers and metrics to your job search marketing:”
http://www.forbes.com/sites/carolinecenizalevine/2016/02/11/what-the-best-resumes-interviews-and-other-job-search-material-have-in-common/

Preparing for a Job Interview? Don’t Skip These 6 Steps

“Make sure to think through your answers and rehearse aloud before you show up for the interview.”
http://money.usnews.com/money/blogs/outside-voices-careers/articles/2016-02-10/preparing-for-a-job-interview-dont-skip-these-6-steps

Take These 25 Steps to Complete the Journey of Reinventing Yourself

“We all reach a point in our lives when we need to reinvent ourselves. Whether it’s a personal, professional, or both, life sometimes doesn’t go exactly as planned.”
http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/270703

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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: LinkedInTwitterGoogle+ArticlesEmail

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