Workforce Development News – August 6, 2018

By on August 6, 2018
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Help Wanted: A Skilled Workforce

Workforce development, economic research, opportunities and addressing the workforce needs of the St. Louis economy.
https://www.bizjournals.com/stlouis/news/2018/08/02/commentary-help-wanted-a-skilled-workforce.html

Moving On Up? Study Finds Middle-Skill Jobs Are Not Created Equal

“Middle-skill job placement isn’t enough for today’s workforce training programs. A new study says that career outcomes are a better metric for success.”
https://workingnation.com/middle-skill-jobs-training/

Skill, Re-skill and Re-skill Again

“How to keep up with the future of work.”
https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2017/07/skill-reskill-prepare-for-future-of-work/

Want to Improve Productivity? Hire Better Managers

“70% of a team’s engagement depends on the manager.”
https://www.gallup.com/workplace/238103/improve-productivity-hire-better-managers.aspx

Interviewing with a CEO? 10 Tough Questions and Answers

“Preparing for a job interview can be stressful. When you throw in an interview with the CEO of the company, the process can become even more intimidating.”
https://www.glassdoor.com/blog/interviewing-ceo-10-tough-questions-answers/

Infographic: 18 Tips to Help Your Resume Stand Out From the Rest

“Having a resume that makes you stand out from the rest of the applicant pool is usually the first step to getting your foot in the door. So, how can better your chances?”
https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/317403

Are You Really Prepared for Job Search?

“How prepared are you for job search? Do you have the skills, confidence and network to help you to hit the ground running?”
https://careersherpa.net/are-you-really-prepared-for-job-search/

Good Negative Qualities to Say During an Interview

“While there’s no universal formula to successfully answering this question, there are definitely things you can do to increase your chances of impressing the recruiter/hiring manager — and eventually, getting that desired job.”
https://www.glassdoor.com/blog/good-negative-qualities/

11 Things To Never Say in a Job Interview

“It’s your turn to make an impression. And, unfortunately for you, every sentence you utter during the job interview is going to be a part of that impression.”
https://www.glassdoor.com/blog/11-things-to-never-say-in-a-job-interview/

How to Cure Your Dread of Public Speaking

“Give the same talk multiple times.”
https://hbr.org/2018/07/how-to-cure-your-dread-of-public-speaking

Here’s How America Uses Its Land

“The 48 contiguous states alone are a 1.9 billion-acre jigsaw puzzle of cities, farms, forests and pastures that Americans use to feed themselves, power their economy and extract value for business and pleasure.”
https://www.bloomberg.com/graphics/2018-us-land-use/

If we did all the things we are capable of, we would literally astound ourselves.” – Thomas Edison

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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