Workforce Development News – January 22, 2019

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Three Things that Matter for Upward Mobility in the Labor Market

“25 years of data is used to identify places in the labor market that provide non-college workers with a better shot at reaching the middle class.”
https://www.brookings.edu/blog/the-avenue/2019/01/15/three-things-that-matter-for-upward-mobility-in-the-labor-market/

Training the Workforce of the Future

“The coming high-tech changes are expected to touch a wider variety of career paths than ever before.”
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6512721/Training-workforce-future-Education-America-need-adapt-prepare-students-generation-jobs.html

Why Most Performance Evaluations Are Biased, and How to Fix Them

“Avoid open-ended questions.”
https://hbr.org/2019/01/why-most-performance-evaluations-are-biased-and-how-to-fix-them

Industry 4.0 Holds The Key To Closing The Manufacturing Industry’s Skills Gap

“Far from exacerbating the skills gap, Industry 4.0 may actually hold the key to solving it.”
https://www.forbes.com/sites/lisacaldwell/2019/01/11/industry-4-0-holds-the-key-to-closing-the-manufacturing-industrys-skills-gap/

How Organizations Are Failing Black Workers — and How to Do Better

“From hiring to inclusion to work assignments organizations can do better, and research offers insights into some of the most effective ways forward.”
https://hbr.org/2019/01/how-organizations-are-failing-black-workers-and-how-to-do-better

Nondegree Credentials, Work-Based Learning, and the American Working Class

“32% of the working class-defined as adults 25-64 with a hight school degree but no bachelor’s degree-has a license, certification, or certificate.”
https://www.aei.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/Nondegree-Credentials-Work-Based-Learning-and-the-American-Working-Class.pdf

How to End The Perfect Cover Letter

“The closing paragraph of your cover letter must be one of the strongest elements because it is the last impression you leave in the reader’s mind.”
https://www.glassdoor.com/blog/5-phrases-close-cover-letter-land-interview/

15 Words and Phrases to Never Include in a Cover Letter

“Take this expert advice to craft the best cover letter possible and let your personality, not robotic prose, shine through.”
https://www.nbcnews.com/know-your-value/feature/15-words-phrases-never-include-cover-letter-ncna938071

The Perfect Interview Thank You Note That Works Every Time

“With this guide in hand, you’ll be writing the perfect thank you note every time in every circumstance.”
https://www.youtern.com/thesavvyintern/index.php/2019/01/08/interview-thank-you-note-infographic/

Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?’” – Martin Luther King Jr.

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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