Workforce Development News – Jan. 29, 2018

By on January 29, 2018
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3 Ways to Improve Your Decision Making

“You have to improve your ability to make predictions (how different choices change the likelihood of different outcomes) and your judgment (how desirable each of those outcomes is).”
https://hbr.org/2018/01/3-ways-to-improve-your-decision-making

Americans See Both Good and Bad in Trends that Are Changing the Workplace

“More Americans see outsourcing of jobs, more immigrant workers and imports as negative, while the growing emphasis on diversity, the increase of women in the workforce and more U.S.-made products being sold abroad as positive.”
http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2018/01/23/americans-see-both-good-and-bad-in-trends-that-are-changing-the-workplace/

10 Things Successful People Do in Their First Month at A New Job

“Once you’ve decided to accept the offer, and survived your first day and your first week, you might think you’re in the clear. But people are still watching, which means you still have an opportunity to impress.”
http://www.businessinsider.com/new-job-tips-first-month-2018-1/

Is Anyone In Your Company Paying Attention to Strategic Alignment?

“Enterprise leaders are the system architects of their company’s long-term success. They envision what needs to be done to connect the company’s purpose to its strategy to its organizational capabilities, and then design tweaks to processes and structures to make sure that all of these components work in concert with one another.”
https://hbr.org/2018/01/is-anyone-in-your-company-paying-attention-to-strategic-alignment

Answers to 15 of the Most Common Job Search Questions

“Looking for a job is complex.”
https://www.glassdoor.com/blog/common-job-search-questions/

5 Things to Keep In Mind When Changing Careers

“If you’re currently unhappy with what your career situation looks like, you’re probably ready to start scouting for new options.”
http://www.careertipstogo.com/5-things-keep-mind-changing-careers/

9 Simple Errors People Make During a Job Search

“The simplest mistakes to make are the easiest to correct.”
https://www.glassdoor.com/blog/simple-job-search-errors/

The 45 Questions You Should Ask In Every Job Interview

“Interviewers will be focused on finding out if you’re a right fit for the position, but it’s also important to decide if the company is a right fit for you. Have a list of questions ready to help you through your next interview.”
https://www.glassdoor.com/blog/the-45-questions-you-should-ask-in-every-job-interview/

Believe you can and you’re halfway there.” – Theodore Roosevelt

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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