Workforce Development News – January 17, 2017

By on January 17, 2017
Turn an Interim Role into a Permanent Job

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How to Turn an Interim Role into a Permanent Job

“Four suggestions for increasing the likelihood of your success in an interim role.”
https://hbr.org/2017/01/how-to-turn-an-interim-role-into-a-permanent-job

In U.S., Optimism for Job Searchers Hits New High

“Key groups with high unemployment rates think good jobs are available. Half of the public thinks now is a good time to find a quality job.”
http://www.gallup.com/poll/201773/optimism-job-searchers-hits-new-high.aspx

How to Tell Your Boss You Have Too Much Work

“No one wants to come across as lazy, uncommitted, or not a team player. How can you protect your image as a hard worker while saying uncle?”
https://hbr.org/2017/01/how-to-tell-your-boss-you-have-too-much-work

3 Ways to Make Sure a Machine Doesn’t Judge Your Job Search

“Learn how to adapt to technological elements while establishing a human connection.”
http://money.usnews.com/money/blogs/outside-voices-careers/articles/2017-01-13/3-ways-to-make-sure-a-machine-doesnt-judge-your-job-search

How to Master the Art of Bragging Like a Pro

“Bragging is an art, an individual form of self-expression and communication that, once mastered, is the key to opening doors.”
https://www.glassdoor.com/blog/bragging/

Record Shares of Americans Now Own Smartphones, Have Home Broadband

“Four key trends illustrating the current technology landscape in the U.S.”
http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2017/01/12/evolution-of-technology/

6 Common Job Search Questions Answered

“Apply with confidence – and don’t forget to follow up.”
http://money.usnews.com/money/blogs/outside-voices-careers/articles/2017-01-12/6-common-job-search-questions-answered

How Do I Include Soft Skills on My Resume?

“Are soft skills worth highlighting on a resume? And if so, what’s a good way to do it?”
https://www.glassdoor.com/blog/ask-a-resume-writer-how-do-i-include-soft-skills-on-my-resume/

How to Work a 40-Hour Week

“In the end, it’s your output, not the hours you’re in a seat, that really matters.”
https://www.helpscout.net/blog/40-hour-work-week/

Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.” – Martin Luther King Jr.

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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