Workforce Development News – June 24, 2019

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Closing the Gender Pay Gap

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The Top 8 Job Interview Questions (and How Great Job Candidates Answer Them)

“Job interviews, at least in terms of questions asked, are fairly predictable. Which means preparing for an interview is fairly easy — both for the job candidate and for the interviewer.”
https://www.inc.com/jeff-haden/this-new-linkedin-study-reveals-top-8-job-interview-questions-and-how-great-job-candidates-answer-them.html

7 Phone Interview Mistakes You Don’t Want To Make

“Making a great first impression is the only way you can get to the next step of the job interview process.”
https://careersherpa.net/7-phone-interview-mistakes-dont-want-make/

17 Ways To Post On LinkedIn To Get Noticed

“Why people don’t post: They don’t know what to post. They worry it’s self-promotion. Yhey don’t realize it is important to post and share with their network.”
https://www.forbes.com/sites/robinryan/2019/06/18/17-ways-to-post-on-linkedin-to-get-noticed/

Closing the Gender Pay Gap

“The gender pay gap has been stubbornly hard to close, but the tide may be turning.”
https://www.shrm.org/hr-today/news/hr-magazine/summer2019/Pages/closing-the-gender-pay-gap.aspx

Women Are Missing Out on the Biggest Job Boom in America

“Two fastest-growing U.S. jobs involve solar and wind energy. Diversity in renewable energy worse than fossil-fuels industry.”
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-06-18/women-are-missing-out-on-the-biggest-job-boom-in-america

Digital Doesn’t Have to Be Disruptive

“Some companies have successfully responded to the digital challenge by making major changes to their manufacturing processes, distribution channels, or business models, but many others have fared equally well using a more incremental approach that leaves the core value proposition and supply chain essentially unchanged.”
https://hbr.org/2019/07/digital-doesnt-have-to-be-disruptive

17 Public Speaking Tips That’ll Help You Crush Your Next Presentation

“There are steps you can take to prepare and improve your skills.”
https://www.themuse.com/advice/public-speaking-tips

Why Is St. Louis Growing More Slowly Than Expected?

“According to an economic model, the St. Louis metro area’s population should have grown 11% since 2000 but grew 4.7%.”
https://www.stlouisfed.org/on-the-economy/2019/june/why-st-louis-growing-more-slowly-expected

5 Takeaways from the “Building the workforce of the future” Symposium

“Too many Americans exist in environments that thwart rather than support their success.”
https://www.brookings.edu/blog/education-plus-development/2019/06/19/5-takeaways-from-building-the-workforce-of-the-future-symposium/

You can control two things: your work ethic and your attitude about anything.” – Ali Krieger

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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