Workforce Development News – September 19, 2016

By on September 19, 2016
Make a Great First Impression

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How to Make a Great First Impression

“Prepare talking points ahead of time.”
https://hbr.org/2016/09/how-to-make-a-great-first-impression

U.S. Poverty and Income Inequality in 9 Charts

“Many figures improved in 2015, but are weak in historical context.”
http://blogs.wsj.com/economics/2016/09/13/u-s-poverty-and-income-inequality-in-9-charts/

St. Louis Is The New Startup Frontier

“In just five years, St. Louis has rolled back 15 years of decline in its local startup rate.”
http://fivethirtyeight.com/features/st-louis-is-the-new-startup-frontier/

To Succeed in Tech, Women Need More Visibility

“Especially when it comes to assignments, networks, and skills.”
https://hbr.org/2016/09/to-succeed-in-tech-women-need-more-visibility

The Recovery Finally Reached Most Americans In 2015

“Incomes remain lower, and poverty higher, than they were when the recession began in late 2007. Worse, incomes have been stagnant, at best, since 2000, even accounting for trends such as the aging of the U.S. population.”
http://fivethirtyeight.com/features/the-recovery-finally-reached-most-americans-in-2015/

The One Unbreakable Rule in Business Writing

“Keep your focus on the reader.”
https://hbr.org/2016/09/the-one-unbreakable-rule-in-business-writing

How Highly Effective Interviewers Prepare for Job Interviews: 11 Ways to Hire the Perfect Candidate

“Having great employees starts with hiring great employees–and that means conducting outstanding interviews. Here’s how.”
http://www.inc.com/jeff-haden/how-highly-effective-interviewers-prepare-for-job-interviews-11-ways-to-hire-the.html

5 Simple Resume Tricks to Get You More Interviews

“Whether you’re in the middle of a job hunt or planning to start one soon, there are a few resume changes you should make if you want to immediately stand out and get more interviews.”
https://www.recruiter.com/i/5-simple-resume-tricks-to-get-you-more-interviews/

Should You Chat Informally Before an Interview?

“The pros and cons of first impressions.”
https://hbr.org/2016/09/should-you-chat-informally-before-an-interview

Saying “Thanks” Is Cliche: 4 Better Ways to Show Your Appreciation

“Numerous situations arise every single day that warrant our genuine appreciation and gratitude. But, most times, we allow a quick and standard ‘thanks; that’s mumbled in passing.”
https://www.themuse.com/advice/saying-thanks-is-cliche-4-better-ways-to-show-your-appreciation

There are three constants in life…change, choice and principles.” – Stephen Covey

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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