Workforce Development News – Jan. 16, 2018

By on January 16, 2018
Facts About the STEM Workforce

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7 Facts About the STEM Workforce

“STEM workers enjoy a pay advantage compared with non-STEM workers with similar levels of education. While STEM workers tend to be highly educated, roughly a third have not completed a bachelor’s or higher-level degree. About half of workers with college training in a STEM field are working in a non-STEM job. STEM training in college is associated with higher earnings, whether working in a STEM occupation or not. The share of women varies widely across STEM job types. Women have made significant gains in life and physical sciences. Blacks and Hispanics are underrepresented in the STEM workforce.”
http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2018/01/09/7-facts-about-the-stem-workforce/

Technology is Reshaping America’s Urban Geography, and Its Leaving Some Parts of the Country Behind

“Online giants must accept responsibility for impacts on the physical world.”
https://www.brookings.edu/blog/the-avenue/2018/01/08/online-giants-must-accept-responsibility-for-impacts-on-the-physical-world/

Women and Men in STEM Often at Odds Over Workplace Equity

“Perceived inequities are especially common among women in science, technology, engineering and math jobs who work mostly with men.”
http://www.pewsocialtrends.org/2018/01/09/women-and-men-in-stem-often-at-odds-over-workplace-equity/

Health Care Just Became the U.S.’s Largest Employer

“In the American labor market, services are the new steel.”
https://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2018/01/health-care-america-jobs/550079/

Health Care Jobs Abound. Here’s How to Tap Into the Hot Job Market.

“America is aging and digitizing, which means there are ample new career opportunities in health care.”
https://money.usnews.com/careers/articles/2018-01-10/health-care-jobs-abound-heres-how-to-tap-into-the-hot-job-market

Why People Really Quit Their Jobs

“And how to motivate them to stay.”
https://hbr.org/2018/01/why-people-really-quit-their-jobs

Rewriting Your Resume? Don’t Forget These 7 Impressive Skills

“Technical skills that pop: website development and design, data collection and analysis, and social media.”
https://www.glassdoor.com/blog/impressive-resume-skills/

How to Answer ’Tell Me About a Time You Made a Mistake’ in 4 Easy Steps

“No one likes to talk about the mistakes they’ve made. However, interviewers want to know about more than just your successes. They want to hear it all — the good, the bad, and the ugly. That includes your mistakes.”
https://www.recruiter.com/i/how-to-answer-tell-me-about-a-time-you-made-a-mistake-in-4-easy-steps/

Experienced Workers Sell Wisdom. Employers Buy Expected Results

“Older job seekers need to prove they can contribute immediately.”
https://money.usnews.com/money/blogs/outside-voices-careers/articles/2018-01-11/experienced-workers-sell-wisdom-employers-buy-expected-results

10 Email Templates You’ll Need During Your Job Search

“A great email can open doors—and a bad one can slam them shut and get you sent to the spam folder forever.”
https://www.themuse.com/advice/10-email-templates-youll-need-during-your-job-search

Know where to find the information and how to use it. That’s the secret of success.” – Albert Einstein

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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