Workforce Development News – October 3, 2016

By on October 3, 2016
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Do Employees Really Know What’s Expected of Them?

“Employees across generations have a shared need for clear expectations in the workplace.”
http://www.gallup.com/businessjournal/195803/employees-really-know-expected.aspx

What It Will Take to Keep Women from Leaving STEM

“Set up women for success early on.”
https://hbr.org/2016/09/what-it-will-take-to-keep-women-from-leaving-stem

3 Real Questions Hiring Managers Actually Ask During Reference Checks

“Getting to the stage where a recruiter asks for references is a good sign. In my experience, employers only ask candidates to do this when they’re more or less convinced they’d like to hire them. And unless you’re picking people who are excited to tell your potential boss that you were a criminal at some point, this is a stage that should not freak you out.”
http://www.forbes.com/sites/dailymuse/2016/09/21/3-real-questions-hiring-managers-actually-ask-during-reference-checks/

6 Tips for Prepping for an Interview

“When you’re walking into an interview, you’re probably thinking about how you’ll answer the interviewer’s questions. Although this is a big part of whether or not the company will hire you, there is a lot more to an interview than just answering questions.”
https://www.recruiter.com/i/6-tips-for-prepping-for-an-interview/

How Job Seekers Should Respond to Recruiting Trends

“Get ahead of the curve when it comes to hiring.”
http://money.usnews.com/money/blogs/outside-voices-careers/articles/2016-09-28/how-job-seekers-should-respond-to-recruiting-trends

The Cover Letter Formula That Skyrocketed My Interviews From 0% to 55%

“Everyone else will compete on how many buzzwords they can stuff in a sentence. They’ll swear up and down how passionate they are and how hard they work. But you? With this cover letter formula, you’ve already proved it.”
https://www.themuse.com/advice/the-cover-letter-formula-that-skyrocketed-my-interviews-from-0-to-55

These 9 Words Are The Kiss Of Death For Your Resume

“You think you know what they are? Two experts, one from LinkedIn, believe that too many people aren’t aware.”
http://www.inc.com/chris-matyszczyk/these-9-words-are-the-kiss-of-death-for-your-resume.html

10 Career Mistakes Life’s Simply Too Short for You to Make

“If you find yourself unhappy with your career, or how it’s progressing—change your path. That’s the only universal advice there is.”
https://www.themuse.com/advice/10-career-mistakes-lifes-simply-too-short-for-you-to-make

It’s good to learn from your mistakes. It’s better to learn from other people’s mistakes.” – Warren Buffet

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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