Workforce Development News – May 15, 2017

By on May 15, 2017
Putting Your Major to Work

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Varying Degrees: New America’s Survey on Higher Education

A survey of 1,600 Americans, ages 18 and older, to understand their perceptions of, and knowledge about, higher education and economic mobility.
https://www.newamerica.org/in-depth/varying-degrees/

Putting Your Major to Work: Career Paths After College

“College graduates with the same major enter a diverse array of occupations that comes with a wide range of earnings levels. The likelihood that a college graduate works in a particular occupation also varies widely by college major.”
https://www.brookings.edu/research/putting-your-major-to-work-career-paths-after-college/

How to Improve at Work When You’re Not Getting Feedback

“A list of the skills that most strongly influence performance reviews.”
https://hbr.org/2017/05/how-to-improve-at-work-when-youre-not-getting-feedback

Save the Date: Aug. 9, 2017 State of St. Louis Workforce Event

The 2017 State of St. Louis Workforce Event will be held on Wednesday, August 9, 2017 at the St. Louis Community College Forest Park Campus, 5600 Oakland Ave., St. Louis, MO 63110. Come to this discussion and hear about the latest workforce research. The conversation will be about in-demand skills that are central to the St. Louis economy. Register online today at http://bizj.us/1p68i3
http://workforcesolutions.stlcc.edu/2017/save-date-aug-9-2017-state-st-louis-workforce-event/

5 Things New Managers Should Focus on First

“One way force yourself to be more clear is to have no more than five priorities at any given time.”
https://hbr.org/2017/05/5-things-new-managers-should-focus-on-first

How Smart Retailers Are Using Customer Service to Drive Loyalty

“Customer service should be an integral part of the entire customer journey, no matter how long ago a customer made a purchase.”
https://www.helpscout.net/blog/retail-customer-loyalty/

The 10 Most Common Interview Questions

“Study up to prepare a strong answer for each that highlights your skills and track record.”
http://money.usnews.com/careers/articles/2017-05-11/the-10-most-common-interview-questions

11 Ways Successful People Think Differently Than You

“A disciplined approach to thinking through problems is vital for everyone striving to succeed.”
https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/293944

Don’t be a know-it-all; be a learn-it-all.” – Satya Nadella

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: LinkedInTwitterGoogle+ArticlesEmail

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