Workforce Development News – Jan. 2, 2018

By on January 2, 2018
Timeless Job Search Tactics

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The Best Leaders Are Great Teachers

“World-class leaders make a point of personally imparting memorable lessons that fall into three categories: pointers on professionalism, technical knowledge and skills, and broader life lessons.”
https://hbr.org/2018/01/the-best-leaders-are-great-teachers

10 Things We Learned About Gender Issues in the U.S. in 2017

“Gender discrimination at work, sexual harassment, different pressure points, societal pressure, online harassment, and equal rights.”
http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2017/12/28/10-things-we-learned-about-gender-issues-in-the-u-s-in-2017/

To Get People to Change, Make Change Easy

“If you’re trying to get people to change, remember that any amount of friction could stop them. What positive actions are thwarted by small obstacles? What bad habits are easy to continue? How might you introduce friction so that detrimental behaviors are harder to start?”
https://hbr.org/2017/12/to-get-people-to-change-make-change-easy

Good Jobs, Great Workplaces Change the World

“Full time employment gives people a measure of security and allows them to plan for the long term rather than eke out a living at a subsistence-level.”
http://news.gallup.com/opinion/gallup/223925/good-jobs-great-workplaces-change-world.aspx

Key Trends Shaping Technology in 2017

“The future of work, discrimination in the tech industry, driverless cars, Net neutrality, streaming services, fake news, online harassment, and campaign hacking.”
http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2017/12/28/key-trends-shaping-technology-in-2017/

8 Timeless Job Search Tactics You Can Use

“You can rely on these surefire job search tactics that reach people.”
https://www.recruiter.com/i/forget-a-i-8-timeless-job-search-tactics-you-can-use-in-2018/

How to Highlight Your Talents in a Job Interview Without Showing Off

“In a perfect world, job interviewers would be able to gauge your talents with great accuracy, so that you wouldn’t need to engage in any form of boasting or self-promotion. But research suggests that’s far from the case.”
https://hbr.org/2017/12/how-to-highlight-your-talents-in-a-job-interview-without-showing-off

5 Ways to Uncover the Hidden Job Market

“Start building your network to find opportunities that aren’t posted.”
https://money.usnews.com/money/blogs/outside-voices-careers/articles/2017-12-21/5-ways-to-uncover-the-hidden-job-market

35 Interview Questions 30-Somethings Should Be Prepared to Answer

“To be a success in your 30’s, you have to show that you can think big picture and influence others. You also want to demonstrate that you view the responsibilities listed in a job description more as building blocks than as an exhaustive to-do list.”
https://www.glassdoor.com/blog/35-interview-questions/

Infographic: 30 Habits, Qualities and Secrets That Lead to Success

“Here are some simple tips to jumpstart your success.”
https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/306173

To Find Meaning in Your Work, Change How You Think About It

“For most people, purpose at work is built not found. Working with a sense of purpose day-in and day-out is an act of will that takes thoughtfulness and practice.  How do you consciously endow your work with purpose?”
https://hbr.org/2017/12/to-find-meaning-in-your-work-change-how-you-think-about-it

Those who say it can not be done, should not interrupt those doing it.” – Chinese Proverb

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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