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Workforce Development News – Jan. 4, 2016
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“The U.S. uninsured rate continues to fall. The obesity rate inches up again. Young black males suffer a well-being deficit.”
“Many of the fastest-growing jobs over the next decade could accelerate the labor-market polarization that has bred deep anxieties over the state of the U.S. economy.”
“Adults said they were confused over information provided in company privacy policies, discouraged by the amount of effort needed to understand the implications of sharing their data, and impatient because they wanted to learn more about the information-sharing process but felt they needed to make a decision right away.”
“If you can’t find time to think, it probably means that you haven’t organized your firm, unit, or team very well, and you are busy putting out little fires all the time. It also means that you are at risk of leading your company astray.”
“Your answer says a lot about all of the most important things the interviewer will be evaluating: your skills, your cultural fit, and your interest.”
How hiring managers answered “What things could job applicants do that would make your job easier?” and “What are things few job seekers do but absolutely should?”
“Before you can interview with a hiring manger, here’s how to succeed in a phone screen.”
“Rather than letting your to-do list or set of goals overwhelm you, break down what you’re trying to achieve into the smallest, most attainable steps and focus on being realistic about what you can get done.”
“The difference between try and triumph is a little umph.” – Marvin Phillips