Workforce Development News – January 23, 2017

By on January 23, 2017
Workers with Soft Skills

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Being a Strategic Leader Is About Asking the Right Questions

“It’s what your team really needs.”
https://hbr.org/2017/01/being-a-strategic-leader-is-about-asking-the-right-questions

Wanted: Workers with Soft Skills

“What exactly are today’s in-demand soft skills? Here are the top eight that executives cite:”
http://www.industryweek.com/workforce/wanted-workers-soft-skills

Politicians Cannot Bring Back Old-Fashioned Factory Jobs

“They don’t make ’em like that any more.”
http://www.economist.com/news/briefing/21714330-they-dont-make-em-any-more-politicians-cannot-bring-back-old-fashioned-factory-jobs

The Dwindling Female Labor Force in the US

“When women want to succeed in their jobs, when they can use their strengths to do what they do best every day, and when they can find synergy between career and life, they are unstoppable.”
http://www.gallup.com/businessjournal/201719/dwindling-female-labor-force.aspx

What My Mechanic Taught Me About Customer Service

“Four core principles of customer service.”
https://www.helpscout.net/blog/4-customer-service-lessons/

10 Job Search Strategies to Eclipse Your Reliance on a Resume

“Resumes still matter, but they are not your primary tool for the job search anymore. They only jump-start the process.”
https://www.recruiter.com/i/10-job-search-strategies-to-eclispse-your-reliance-on-a-resume/

Seven Habits Of Extra Interesting People

“Anyone can learn to become more interesting, which is a wonderful thing, because being interesting can help you strengthen your network, win more clients, and lead more effectively.”
https://www.forbes.com/sites/travisbradberry/2017/01/19/seven-habits-of-extra-interesting-people/

The 5 Worst Types of Resumes

“These resumes actually prevent people from showcasing their best selves.”
https://www.recruiter.com/i/the-5-worst-types-of-resumes/

Infographic: What Makes a Recruiter Stop Reading Your Resume?

“What causes a resume to be flagged as ‘unqualified’? It must present professionally. In particular, that means eliminating grammatical mistakes and unprofessional email addresses, fixing poor content and organization, and making sure the document is consistent with your online presence.”
https://www.recruiter.com/i/what-makes-a-recruiter-stop-reading-your-resume-infographic/

10 Habits That Will Dramatically Improve Your Life

“We have to be very careful in choosing our pursuits, because our habits make us.”
https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/287752

The wise man doesn’t give the right answers, he poses the right questions.” – Claude Levi-Strauss

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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