Workforce Development News – May 29, 2018

By on May 29, 2018
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The Permanent Detour: Underemployment’s Long-term Effects on the Careers of College Graduates

“College graduates who start out underemployed are likely to stay that way for years, and women are more likely to be underemployed than men. The first job is critical. Those who start out behind tend to stay behind. STEM graduates are less at risk of being underemployed. The financial costs of underemployment are substantial. And women are more likely to be underemployed regardless of major.”
https://www.burning-glass.com/research-project/underemployment/

The Power of Listening in Helping People Change

“Whereas feedback is about telling employees that they need to change, listening to employees and asking them questions might make them want to change.”
https://hbr.org/2018/05/the-power-of-listening-in-helping-people-change

Missouri 2030: An Agenda to Lead

“The 15-year strategic plan developed by the Missouri Chamber Foundation to reposition Missouri as a global economic leader.”
https://mo2030.com/

How to Strengthen Your Reputation as an Employer

“Many employees believe their employers aren’t delivering on their workplace promises.”
https://hbr.org/2018/05/how-to-strengthen-your-reputation-as-an-employer

The 8 Questions You’ll Be Asked in Nearly Every Job Interview

“Most interviews are based on a cache of basic questions that you’re almost certain to be asked in one form or another. These are questions to determine the Ws: who you are, why you’re interviewing at the company and what you will bring to the role.”
https://www.glassdoor.com/blog/questions-nearly-every-job-interview/

This Is How You Prepare to Nail the Interview for Your Dream Job

“They know you’re nervous. They want to see how you deal with it.”
https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/312686

How to Write a Memorable Post-Interview Thank You Note

“You made a great impression at the interview and really like your chances. Now, take it to the next level by writing a thank you note that reinforces why you are the right candidate.”
https://www.glassdoor.com/blog/memorable-thank-you-note/

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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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