Workforce Development News – April 23, 2018

By on April 23, 2018
The Surprising Power of Questions

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7 Traits of Super-Productive People

“Super-productive people are really good at doing seven things: setting stretch goals, showing consistency, building their knowledge and expertise, driving for results, anticipating and solving problems, taking initiative, and being collaborative.”
https://hbr.org/2018/04/7-traits-of-super-productive-people

Are Apprenticeships the New On-ramp to Good Jobs?

“Although demand for jobs requiring bachelor’s degrees is rising at twice the rate of those requiring only high school diplomas, some companies increasingly find that four-year degrees aren’t necessarily the best proxy for meaningful job skills and experience.”
http://hechingerreport.org/are-apprenticeships-the-new-on-ramp-to-middle-class-jobs/

5 Critical Types of Feedback Every Interview Process Should Contain

“Interviews are a crucial part of the hiring process, but if you’re not getting feedback to your hiring managers, candidates, and team members, you’re missing out.”
https://www.recruiter.com/i/5-critical-types-of-feedback-every-interview-process-should-contain/

8 Ways to Improve Your Company’s Customer Experience Strategy

“What companies are doing incorrectly and how to fix those problems.”
https://www.helpscout.net/blog/customer-experience-strategy/

The Surprising Power of Questions

“Questioning is a powerful tool for unlocking value in companies: It spurs learning and the exchange of ideas, it fuels innovation and better performance, and it builds trust among team members.”
https://hbr.org/2018/05/the-surprising-power-of-questions

Skype Interview Tips All Job Seekers Should Heed

“If you’re a job seeker and haven’t had a Skype interview yet, chances are you’ll have one soon.”
https://www.recruiter.com/i/skype-interview-tips-all-job-seekers-should-heed/

8 Ways Getting a Job Has Changed In The Last Decade

“How you can work these shifts to your advantage.”
https://www.glassdoor.com/blog/getting-a-job-has-changed/

5 Questions to Help You Prepare for Your First Job Interview

“Research the company and the role, review your resume, and think about the questions you may be asked. In particular, you may want to practice your answers to the following five questions, as there is a very good chance you’ll face them.”
https://www.recruiter.com/i/5-questions-to-help-you-prepare-for-your-first-job-interview/

Judge a man by his questions rather than by his answers.” – Voltaire

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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