Workforce Development News – August 7, 2017

By on August 7, 2017
The Job Market Is Having A ‘Goldilocks’ Moment

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Why America’s Wages Are Barely Rising

“The U.S. economic recovery has gone on for eight long years, and the unemployment rate is at a low 4.4 percent. But wage gains have barely budged.”
http://www.npr.org/2017/08/03/541220868/why-america-s-wages-are-barely-rising

The Job Market Is Having A ‘Goldilocks’ Moment

“Earnings are rising, but they aren’t accelerating in a way that suggests employers are struggling to find workers. Meanwhile, the U.S. doesn’t seem to be running out of available workers.”
https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/the-job-market-is-having-a-goldilocks-moment/

The Closing of the Jobs Gap: A Decade of Recession and Recovery

“Nearly a full decade after the start of the recession, employment has returned to its demographically adjusted pre-recession level.”
https://www.brookings.edu/research/the-closing-of-the-jobs-gap-a-decade-of-recession-and-recovery/

10 Lessons for Telling Customer Success Stories

“Does anyone really want to read another success story about how a company changed a customer’s life? Why bother telling customer success stories?”
https://www.helpscout.net/blog/customer-success-stories/

Skill, Re-skill and Re-skill Again. How to Keep Up with the Future of Work

“Every five years, your skills are about half as valuable as they were before.”
https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2017/07/skill-reskill-prepare-for-future-of-work/

What to Do When You’re Returning to a Company You Used to Work For

“Boomerang employees — workers who voluntarily left a job at an organization and then rejoin that same organization at a later date — are growing more and more widespread in the labor force.”
https://hbr.org/2017/08/what-to-do-when-youre-returning-to-a-company-you-used-to-work-for

How To Write a Cover Letter & Resume That’ll Guarantee a Job Offer

“A company is going to hire you either because you’re exceptionally qualified for the job, or because you’re extremely likable and a good cultural fit. While your resume is intended to lay out the cold hard facts, your cover letter is meant to convey more personality and flare. The goal of your cover letter should be to make yourself as memorable as possible.”
https://www.glassdoor.com/blog/how-to-write-a-cover-letter-resume/

This Is Exactly What Hiring Managers & Recruiters Look For When Scanning Resumes

“The average recruiter or hiring manager spends 6 seconds reading a resume. You’ve got just moments to make a lasting impression and make sure your resume lands in the ‘Yes’ pile as opposed to the ‘Rejected’ stack.”
https://www.glassdoor.com/blog/scanning-resumes/

Do These 5 Emotionally Intelligent Things Within 5 Minutes Of Meeting Someone

“Being instantly likable isn’t rocket science, but this checklist takes practice to master in the short space of a first impression.”
https://www.fastcompany.com/40441365/do-these-5-emotionally-intelligent-things-within-5-minutes-of-meeting-someone

How Social Media Can Help and Harm Your Job Search

“There is a dark side to social media but also a great opportunity to market yourself.”
https://money.usnews.com/money/blogs/outside-voices-careers/articles/2017-08-03/how-social-media-can-help-and-harm-your-job-search

Winners of the 2017 National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Contest

“The contest allowed photos taken within the last two years, with the entries in three categories: Nature, People and Cities. These are the best from 15,000 entries.”
http://www.diyphotography.net/winners-2017-national-geographic-travel-photographer-year/

The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

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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