Workforce Development News – Jan. 22, 2018

By on January 22, 2018
The Evolution of the American Workplace

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Shifting Times: The Evolution of the American Workplace

“What are the main characteristics of American workers? What types of jobs do they do? Who does what? It turns out that the answers to these questions have been changing, in some cases dramatically.”
https://www.stlouisfed.org/publications/regional-economist/fourth-quarter-2017/evolution-american-workplace

The New Economics of Jobs is Bad News for Working-Class Americans

“Americans with college degrees account for all of the net new jobs created over the last decade.”
https://www.brookings.edu/blog/fixgov/2018/01/16/the-new-economics-of-jobs-is-bad-news-for-working-class-americans-and-maybe-for-trump/

6 Trends Driving Better Employee Experiences

“Smart companies understand that providing a comprehensive employee experience that follows the employee’s entire journey — one that offers opportunities for development at every step along the way — benefits everything from product quality to resource management and strategic thinking.”
https://www.recruiter.com/i/6-trends-driving-better-employee-experiences-in-2018/

Half of Americans Think Young People Don’t Pursue STEM Because It Is Too Hard

“Those interested in STEM who did not pursue it cite cost and time barriers, different interests as reasons.”
http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2018/01/17/half-of-americans-think-young-people-dont-pursue-stem-because-it-is-too-hard/

6 Ways to Take Control of Your Career Development If Your Company Doesn’t Care About It

“It’s the DIY era of learning.”
https://hbr.org/2018/01/6-ways-to-take-control-of-your-career-development-if-your-company-doesnt-care-about-it

How to Write a Sure-Fire Elevator Pitch for Your Job Search

“Elevator pitches are all about building bridges to help you chase your dream. Whether that dream is a new job, new clients, new investors, or something else, a smartly crafted elevator pitch can help you attain it.”
https://www.recruiter.com/i/how-to-write-a-sure-fire-elevator-pitch-for-your-job-search/

21 Career Dos and Don’ts For Every Job Seeker

“Whether it’s your first job or you’re looking to move on from your current one, it’s important to know how to approach every aspect of the job search—from application to salary negotiation.”
https://www.glassdoor.com/blog/21-career-dos-and-donts-for-every-job-seeker/

The Best Strategies for Writing an Effective Resume Summary

“Create a unique and relevant introduction into your professional qualifications.”
https://money.usnews.com/money/blogs/outside-voices-careers/articles/2018-01-16/the-best-strategies-for-writing-an-effective-resume-summary

11 Questions That Will Help You Prioritize Your Daily Schedule

“When everything seems equally important, run what you could do through these filters.”
https://www.inc.com/wanda-thibodeaux/11-questions-that-will-help-you-prioritize-your-daily-schedule.html

If you don’t like the road you’re walking, start paving another one.” – Dolly Parton

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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