Workforce Development News – July 18, 2016

By on July 18, 2016
What Great Listeners Actually Do

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What Great Listeners Actually Do

“It’s about more than keeping quiet. Here are four findings on the six levels of listening.”
https://hbr.org/2016/07/what-great-listeners-actually-do

Don’t Let Your Professional Shortcomings Hold You Back at Work

“By regularly checking in with yourself and your team about your progress, you make the shift from knowing what you need to change, to actually changing it.”
https://www.helpscout.net/blog/professional-shortcomings/

How to Stop People Who Bog Things Down with Bureaucracy

“Fight the tendency to make problems bigger, not smaller.”
https://hbr.org/2016/07/how-to-stop-people-who-bog-things-down-with-bureaucracy

Should Young People Consider Manufacturing as a Career?

“When you look critically at these facts you must ask yourself why any parent or counselor would recommend that a student join the manufacturing industry.”
http://www.industryweek.com/education-training/should-young-people-consider-manufacturing-career

7 Brilliant Interview Questions Used by the Pros

“69 percent of companies believe a flawed interview process has the biggest impact on the quality of new hires. But how do you know which interview questions will help you find the best candidates and avoid bad hires?”
https://www.recruiter.com/i/7-brilliant-interview-questions-used-by-the-pros/

6 Ways to Make the Most of Your Internship

“Internships are hard work. And doing only what’s expected of you isn’t enough to be noticed.”
https://hbr.org/2016/07/6-ways-to-make-the-most-of-your-internship

How to Write a Great Cover Letter, Necessary or Not

“With one minute and one page, a candidate can make or break their chances of landing the job. Here’s how to ace your cover letter, in case the hiring manager decides to read it.”
https://www.recruiter.com/i/how-cover-letters-are-done-necessary-or-not/

Why You Should Always Go Off-Script in a Job Interview

“Prevent your interviewer from making snap judgments.”
https://hbr.org/2016/07/why-you-should-always-go-off-script-in-a-job-interview

A World Without Work

“For centuries, experts have predicted that machines would make workers obsolete. That moment may finally be arriving. Could that be a good thing?”
http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2015/07/world-without-work/395294/

What you are will show in what you do.” – Thomas A. Edison

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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