Workforce Development News – May 1, 2017

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How to Be an Inspiring Leader

“You need one standout strength.”
https://hbr.org/2017/04/how-to-be-an-inspiring-leader

9 Skills Job Seekers Should Master

“These skills will help you in your job hunt and in your career.”
http://money.usnews.com/money/blogs/outside-voices-careers/articles/2017-04-26/9-skills-job-seekers-should-master

If You Think Downsizing Might Save Your Company, Think Again

“Firms often downsize because it is seen as a way to reduce costs, adjust structures, and create leaner, more efficient workplaces. But new research indicates that downsizing may actually increase the likelihood of bankruptcy.”
https://hbr.org/2017/04/if-you-think-downsizing-might-save-your-company-think-again

A Personalized Approach to Corporate Learning

“How companies big and small are making highly tailored, responsive training a reality.”
https://www.shrm.org/hr-today/news/hr-magazine/0517/Pages/a-personalized-approach-to-corporate-learning.aspx

How to Answer the ‘Tell Me About Yourself’ Interview Question

“The first few minutes of the interview can make or break your candidacy. The good news is that the first question is practically a given.”
http://money.usnews.com/money/blogs/outside-voices-careers/articles/2017-04-28/how-to-answer-the-tell-me-about-yourself-interview-question

Scorecard to Help You Compare Two Jobs

“While it’s often easy to see the impact a certain choice will have on objective criteria such as duties, position, prestige, salary, and opportunities for advancement, evaluating the “softer” considerations is tougher.”
https://hbr.org/2017/04/a-scorecard-to-help-you-compare-two-jobs

How to Make a Good First Impression: 11 Tips to Try

“When you meet someone for the first time, you need to be on your game from the very beginning. This includes being aware of everything from the words you choose to the body language you convey.”
https://blog.hubspot.com/marketing/first-impression-tips

The 4 Skills Needed to Make a Great Impression

“First impressions are not always easy, and if you fail to catch someone’s attention, it may be game over for you.”
https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/292896

What Separates Goals We Achieve from Goals We Don’t

“We achieve the ones that are fun to work toward.”
https://hbr.org/2017/04/what-separates-goals-we-achieve-from-goals-we-dont

Problem-solving leaders have one thing in common: a faith that there’s always a better way.” – Gerald M. Weinberg

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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