Workforce Development News – Oct. 10, 2017

By on October 10, 2017
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The Great Recession Drastically Changed the Skills Employers Want

“The employment shift from occupations in the middle of the skill distribution toward those at the high and low ends is one of the most important trends in the U.S. labor market over the past 30 years.”
https://hbr.org/2017/10/the-great-recession-drastically-changed-the-skills-employers-want

Nine Simple Questions I Learned To Ask That Transformed My Career

“The true mark of expertise is knowing when you need to learn more before deciding how to act.”
https://www.fastcompany.com/40475156/nine-simple-questions-i-learned-to-ask-that-transformed-my-career

6 Key Findings on How Americans See The Rise of Automation

“The continuing march of new technologies is causing concerns in jobs, impacts to daily activities, and inequality.”
http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2017/10/04/6-key-findings-on-how-americans-see-the-rise-of-automation/

Regulating The Pace of Automation

“Most Americans would favor policies to limit job and wage losses caused by automation.”
http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2017/10/09/most-americans-would-favor-policies-to-limit-job-and-wage-losses-caused-by-automation/

Prioritize Your Opportunities with This Checklist

“How to filter out the things that aren’t worth it.”
https://hbr.org/2017/09/prioritize-your-opportunities-with-this-checklist

What We Know About Career and Technical Education in High School

“CTE can motivate students to attend school more frequently and be more engaged, and therefore improve core academic skills.”
https://www.brookings.edu/research/what-we-know-about-career-and-technical-education-in-high-school/

5 Qualities That Make You Stand Out to Recruiters

“It’s no longer enough to simply meet all the qualifications.”
https://www.recruiter.com/i/5-qualities-that-make-you-stand-out-to-recruiters/

Ten Things I Look For In A Job Candidate

“Be a candidate who owns their story, has their own opinions, are confident in their own abilities, values their life outside of work, and knows what they want from their next job and their career.”
https://www.forbes.com/sites/lizryan/2017/10/07/ten-things-i-look-for-in-a-job-candidate/

Go after what you really love and find a way to make that work for you, and then you’ll be a happy person.” – Tom Petty

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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