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Workforce Development News – May 9, 2016
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“U.S. employers added 160,000 jobs in April, and the unemployment rate was unchanged at 5%. Here’s a look into what we can learn by diving into the details of the monthly employment report.”
“Job growth slowed in April. The labor force shrank. The unemployment rate didn’t budge. But take a step back and a rosier picture emerges.”
“Simply handing off a task will not yield a great outcome, no matter how clear your initial instructions. Getting someone to take on a new task requires analysis, feedback, and incremental adjustments.”
“More than half of all disengaged employees say they received little or no training when they joined their companies.”
“You took the time to source, recruit, interview, hire, onboard, and train this person – do you really want to lose them and become a statistic?”
“Using stories rather than fragmented lists of bullet points to craft your résumé and profile involves closely examining what makes you an exceptional candidate. The focus of this examination is on not just what you did but how you improved an organization, both overall and in specific ways.”
“Despite all the talk about dwindling numbers of candidates, there are still plenty of job seekers out there who find it hard to get interviews.”
“By mid-career, the hard skills that got you the job won’t be the ones that get you promoted.”
“Occupations with cognitive tasks that aren’t routine are adding the most jobs in decades.”
“How exactly does procrastination work, and how do you stop it?”
“Now that you have a profile that brands you and you’ve started connecting with the right people, you’re two-thirds of the way to your LinkedIn goal. To wrap up your LinkedIn campaign and solidify your powerful brand, all you need to do is engage with your connections.”
“Present yourself as the intelligent, qualified, and capable professional that you are.”
“Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out.” – Robert Collier