Workforce Development News – May 22, 2017

By on May 22, 2017
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One in Four US Workers Say Technology Will Eliminate Job

“26% say their job will be eliminated due to technology within 20 years. 13% say their job is in danger within five years. College nongraduates more likely to see jobs threatened in the short term.”
http://www.gallup.com/poll/210728/one-four-workers-say-technology-eliminate-job.aspx

How AI Is Changing Your Job Hunt

“Predictive algorithms and machine learning are fast emerging as tools to identify the best candidates. The software tends to be used in the earlier part of the process, when companies are narrowing a pool of applicants, rather than in the later stages, when employers place a premium on face-to-face interaction and human judgment.”
http://fortune.com/2017/05/19/ai-changing-jobs-hiring-recruiting/

Today’s Young Workers Are More Likely Than Ever To Have A Bachelor’s Degree

“Nearly half of young women in the U.S. workforce now have a bachelor’s degree.”
http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2017/05/16/todays-young-workers-are-more-likely-than-ever-to-have-a-bachelors-degree/

Eight Economic Facts on Higher Education

“Higher education provides extensive benefits to students, including higher wages, better health, and a lower likelihood of requiring disability payments.”
https://www.brookings.edu/research/eight-economic-facts-on-higher-education/

Writing Your Résumé When Your Job Title Doesn’t Reflect Your Responsibilities

“It’s possible to tweak your resume to better explain why you’re suited for the positions you’re applying for.”
https://hbr.org/2017/05/writing-your-resume-when-your-job-title-doesnt-reflect-your-responsibilities

What Do Employers Ask When They Call Your References?

“Here are 10 things your references are probably talking about.”
http://money.usnews.com/money/blogs/outside-voices-careers/articles/2017-05-15/what-do-employers-ask-when-they-call-your-references

3 Ways to Get the Job You Want, Regardless of Your Skill Level

“Regardless of position, field, skills, or experience level, the new team members we hired all had three simple things in common. These three qualities were major deciding factors in our hiring process.”
https://www.recruiter.com/i/3-ways-to-get-the-job-you-want-regardless-of-your-skill-level/

7 Reasons Why Spending Money on Experiences Makes Us Happier Than Buying Stuff

“That fancy car in your driveway probably doesn’t make you smile as often as remembering your honeymoon.”
https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/294163

Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions.” – Dalai Lama

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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