Workforce Development News – July 9, 2018

By on July 9, 2018
Focus on What's Important

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The Art of Negotiation

“Negotiation is best understood not as a face-to-face confrontation, but as a side-by-side, problem-solving journey.”

How to Focus on What’s Important, Not Just What’s Urgent

“Do you get to the end of the day and feel that you’ve met your most pressing deadlines but haven’t accomplished anything that’s fundamentally important? Four strategies can help.”

The Share of Teens with Summer Jobs Has Plunged Since 2000, and the Type of Work They Do Has Shifted

“The decline of summer jobs is a specific instance of the longer-term decline in overall youth employment.”

LinkedIn Workforce Report | St. Louis | June 2018

“Insights into hiring, skills gaps, and migration trends.”

August 8, 2018: 10th Annual State of the St. Louis Workforce Event

Understanding the workforce is the first step in developing talent for it. We explore the trends and needs of our local marketplace and share our findings with you. You are invited to learn about three industry sectors: health care, financial services and information technology. These three fields are critically important in shaping the required skills for the St. Louis workforce for the next 10 years and beyond. The discussion will focus on the initiatives and resources that will assist the region in supporting these industries.
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3 Common Hiring Mistakes New Managers Should Avoid

“While understandable, these hidden drivers often lead to poor hiring decisions.”

14 Essential Components of the Modern Job Search

“One of the most significant differences between the job market of the past and the job market of today is the need to sell yourself.”

5 Phrases To Close Your Cover Letter and Land The Interview

“Your cover letter must be a piece of writing that describes your achievements and how you will help the company succeed.”

Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.” – 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 has held various Microsoft Certifications since 1993. Learn more about Richard by following him: LinkedIn - Twitter - Articles - Email

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