Workforce Development News – July 8, 2019

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Your Step-by-Step Guide to Making the Perfect Resume

“What Are Employers Looking for in a Resume?”
https://www.themuse.com/advice/how-to-make-a-resume-examples

8 Questions You Should Absolutely Ask An Interviewer

“The key is to ask the right kind of questions. The type of questions you chose to ask your interviewer should stem from what you need to know in order to fully evaluate the position. This means the questions you chose to prioritize should be well thought out.”
https://www.glassdoor.com/blog/questions-ask-an-interviewer/

The Best Way to Talk About Your Strengths and Weaknesses in a Job Interview

“Master the art of selling your strengths without sounding conceited and talking about your weaknesses without undermining your candidacy.”
https://www.themuse.com/advice/strengths-and-weaknesses-interview-question-answer-examples

All School and No Work Becoming The Norm for American Teens

“It is striking how the labor market behavior of teens deviates from that of other age groups.”
https://www.brookings.edu/blog/up-front/2019/07/02/all-school-and-no-work-becoming-the-norm-for-american-teens/

To Find the Perfect Candidate, Ask These 12 Questions in Every Interview

“Generic questions simply won’t cut it.”
https://www.recruiter.com/i/to-find-the-perfect-candidate-ask-these-12-questions-in-every-interview/

More Supply, More Demand: Cybersecurity Skills Gap Remains

“Although the number of programs for training workers in cybersecurity skills has increased, as well as the number of graduates, the gap in supply and demand for cybersecurity-skilled workers is essentially unchanged, leaving companies to struggle.”
https://www.darkreading.com/careers-and-people/more-supply-more-demand-cybersecurity-skills-gap-remains/d/d-id/1335071

Telephone vs. In-Person Interviews: Advantages and Disadvantages

“Each format has its own pros and cons, and candidates should be aware of the advantages and disadvantages in order to maximize their chances of success.”
https://www.recruiter.com/i/telephone-vs-in-person-interviews-advantages-and-disadvantages/

Cutting the Risk in Hiring Ex-Offenders

“78% of Americans feel comfortable interacting with workers with a nonviolent criminal record.”
https://www.industryweek.com/labor-employment-policy/cutting-risk-hiring-ex-offenders

6 Causes of Burnout, and How to Avoid Them

“Changing jobs isn’t always the answer.”
https://hbr.org/2019/07/6-causes-of-burnout-and-how-to-avoid-them

10 Myths About Work-Life Balance

“Work-life balance is all the rage these days. Unfortunately, it seems that most of what we have been told is a lie.”
https://www.glassdoor.com/blog/10-myths-about-work-life-balance/

The challenge of life, I have found, is to build a resume that doesn’t simply tell a story about what you want to be, but it’s a story about who you want to be.” – Oprah Winfrey

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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