Workforce Development News – July 5, 2017

By on July 5, 2017
Motivating Employees

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How To Write Networking Emails That People Can’t Ignore

“Relationships matter. Relationships don’t form out of thin air. They require good ol’ fashioned professional networking.”
https://www.hubspot.com/sales/networking-email

How to Apologize: 5 Elements of a Successful ‘I’m Sorry’

“How to craft an effective customer service apology.”
https://www.helpscout.net/blog/how-to-apologize/

The Rise of Machines and the Evolution of Industrial Work

“In an era when robots are hitting their stride, humans are still very much necessary.”
http://www.industryweek.com/workforce/rise-machines-and-evolution-industrial-work

Motivating Employees Is Not About Carrots or Sticks

“Make sure they understand why their work matters.”
https://hbr.org/2017/06/motivating-employees-is-not-about-carrots-or-sticks

How to Prepare for 5 Key Interview Questions

“These questions are so common you’d be foolish not to anticipate them.”
http://money.usnews.com/money/blogs/outside-voices-careers/articles/2017-06-26/how-to-prepare-for-5-key-interview-questions

6 Ways You May Have Fumbled When Answering “Why Is There a Gap in Your Resume?”

“Don’t get caught by surprise — If you have a gap in your resume, an interviewer or recruiter will definitely ask for details.”
https://www.glassdoor.com/blog/gap-in-your-resume/

The Single Most Important Consideration for your Resume

“43% of experts highlighted the need to directly align specific achievements on your resume with the specific challenges of the role, to make it easy to see why you would be a good candidate.”
http://www.jobsearchbible.com/most-important-resume-consideration/

10 Myths About Negotiating Your First Salary

“From bargaining power to asking for more money.”
https://hbr.org/2017/07/10-myths-about-negotiating-your-first-salary

What Is and Isn’t Normal During Every Single Part of the Job Process

“Here are some common yet-somewhat-frustrating milestones you’ll experience.”
https://www.themuse.com/advice/what-is-and-isnt-normal-during-every-single-part-of-the-job-process

How to Evaluate, Accept, Reject, or Negotiate a Job Offer

“You got the job. Now for the hard part: deciding whether to accept it or not.”
https://hbr.org/2017/04/how-to-evaluate-accept-reject-or-negotiate-a-job-offer

It’s not knowing what to do, it’s doing what you know.” – Tony Robbins

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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