Workforce Development News – September 26, 2016

By on September 26, 2016
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The Difference Between Good Leaders and Great Ones

“You can be either, both, or neither.”
https://hbr.org/2016/09/the-difference-between-good-leaders-and-great-ones

The Skills Gap Is Real

“There is a skills gap and it is bigger than you may think.”
http://careersherpa.net/skills-gap-real/#more-17651

Diverse Teams Feel Less Comfortable — and That’s Why They Perform Better

“Homogenous groups aren’t as effective as they seem.”
https://hbr.org/2016/09/diverse-teams-feel-less-comfortable-and-thats-why-they-perform-better

Older and Jobless: The U.S. Recovery’s Forgotten Story

“2.5 million older Americans want a job but do not have one. Two-thirds of older workers believe age discrimination occurs in the workplace.”
http://www.stltoday.com/business/local/older-and-jobless-the-u-s-recovery-s-forgotten-story/article_1cf25622-316e-587c-a513-a2e2624ace5c.html

9 Essential Tips for Older Job Seekers Looking for Their Next Awesome Opportunity

“It can seem as though few are offering legit tips to a group of people with decades of experience. I’m talking about the over-50 crowd. What’s the specific advice for this group?”
https://www.themuse.com/advice/9-essential-tips-for-older-job-seekers-looking-for-their-next-awesome-opportunity

Is Your Resume Formatted Correctly?

“Simple adjustments could make or break whether it gets seen or not.”
http://money.usnews.com/money/blogs/outside-voices-careers/articles/2016-09-22/is-your-resume-formatted-correctly

6 Things Hiring Managers Never Want to See on a Resume

“It’s important to keep your resume in the running by avoiding a few critical, but unfortunately common, mistakes.”
https://www.recruiter.com/i/6-things-hiring-managers-never-want-to-see-on-a-resume/

15 Ways You Can Make Your Dream of Getting A New Job This Year A Reality

“Your to-do list today to get closer to a job you love.”
http://college.usatoday.com/2016/09/23/15-ways-you-can-make-your-dream-of-getting-a-new-job-this-year-a-reality/

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“Ever looked at a competitor’s blog and wondered, ‘How does she come up with so many things to write about?’ Here’s your answer.”
http://www.ragan.com/Main/Articles/51730.aspx

Make Sure Your Employees Have Good Things to Say About You Behind Your Back

“Office gossip is more powerful than any speech you’ll give.”
https://hbr.org/2016/09/make-sure-your-employees-have-good-things-to-say-about-you-behind-your-back

Gossip is the art of saying nothing in a way that leaves practically nothing unsaid.” – Walter Winchell

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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