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Workforce Development News – Feb. 8, 2016
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“Too many people succumb to the mistaken belief that connecting with people is an innate skill that belongs only to the lucky few.”
“The headline unemployment rate fell to 4.9%, but broader gauges of unemployment and underemployment did not decline.”
“How do you keep people from taking on too much and burning out or continuously spinning their wheels?”
“Secure job, ability to save seen as top requirements to be middle class.”
“Internal elements, such as a sense of self-efficacy and resilience, and external dynamics, including workplace and domestic relationships, play a major role in workers’ ability to adapt without stressing out.”
“Six ways to counter unhelpful objections.”
“The easiest way to connect with new people is simple: Ask better questions.”
“When the interviewer asks, ‘Do you have any questions for me?’ take advantage of this opportunity. It’s the best way to determine if you’d be happy working for this employer, and whether your goals are aligned with theirs.”
“You have an impressive resume, and you’re certain that you’re a great fit for the position. Unfortunately, that’s no guarantee that you’ll get the job.”
“Take advantage of opportunities through the professional social networking platform. Follow this infographic to spruce up your profile.”
“Focus on the key selling points and what you can bring to the table, rather than on what you want.”
“We hear time and again: Don’t read your slides verbatim, make eye contact, and so on. Here are a dozen important presentation guidelines that tend to fly under the radar.”
“I don’t know where I’m going from here, but I promise it won’t be boring.” – David Bowie