Workforce Development News – August 19, 2019

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Answering “Tell Me About Yourself” in an Interview

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The Top 10 Reasons Why Interviews No Longer Accurately Predict On-the-Job Success

“Hiring Interviews Have Lost Their Accuracy.”
https://www.ere.net/hiring-interviews-have-lost-their-accuracy-a-warning/

The U.S. Labor Shortage, Explained

“More Americans are quitting their jobs than ever.”
https://www.vox.com/2019/8/12/20801941/us-labor-shortage-workers-quit

8 Ways Leaders Delegate Successfully

“Start by picking the right person for the job.”
https://hbr.org/2019/08/8-ways-leaders-delegate-successfully

7 Signs You’re Not Delegating Enough — Plus 7 Tips to Get Better at It

“Managers and leaders often set themselves up for exhaustion and steep productivity declines by refusing to delegate.”
https://www.recruiter.com/i/7-signs-youre-not-delegating-enough-plus-7-tips-to-get-better-at-it/

Ten Human Skills for the Future of Work

“These core strengths are key not only for building and leading effective teams, but for thriving in the constantly evolving workplace.”
https://99u.adobe.com/articles/63914/ten-human-skills-for-the-future-of-work

How to Respond to “So, Tell Me About Yourself” in a Job Interview

“There is a right answer.”
https://hbr.org/2019/08/how-to-respond-to-so-tell-me-about-yourself-in-a-job-interview

A Complete Guide to Answering “Tell Me About Yourself” in an Interview

“The key to crafting an impressive answer is understanding why people are asking in the first place.”
https://www.themuse.com/advice/tell-me-about-yourself-interview-question-answer-examples

Questions Job References Must Answer

“Reference check questions are a powerful tool to help employers decide if a candidate is a good fit.”
https://money.usnews.com/money/blogs/outside-voices-careers/articles/questions-you-should-be-prepared-to-answer-as-a-job-reference

What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals.” – Henry David Thoreau

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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