Workforce Development News – May 28, 2019

By on May 28, 2019
Best People to Choose as Job References

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Before You Agree to Take on New Work, Ask 3 Questions

“Advice for the overcommitted.”
https://hbr.org/2017/05/before-you-agree-to-take-on-new-work-ask-3-questions

Why Equally Talented Students Don’t Get Equal Chances to Be All They Can Be

“Affluent children with low test scores have a 71% chance of being affluent adults at age 25 compared to only a 31% chance for poor children with high test scores.”
https://cew.georgetown.edu/cew-reports/schooled2lose/

Americans’ View of Job Market Hits New High

“Over 7 in 10 Americans feel positively about the U.S. job market. Employment optimism among workforce is highest since 2000.”
https://news.gallup.com/poll/257672/americans-view-job-market-hits-new-high.aspx

Former Inmates Are Getting Jobs As Employers Ignore Stigma In Bright Economy

“The reintegration of felons is a rare issue that has brought together people from very different political backgrounds.”
https://www.npr.org/2019/05/23/718737833/former-inmates-are-getting-jobs-as-employers-ignore-stigma-in-bright-economy

Why Is the White Working Class in Decline?

“The white working class has declined both in size and relative well-being.”
https://www.stlouisfed.org/on-the-economy/2019/may/why-white-working-class-decline

64 Action Verbs That Will Take Your Resume From Blah to Brilliant

“It is important to be strategic on the action verbs used to describe your skills and experience.”
https://www.glassdoor.com/blog/resume-action-verbs/

You Don’t Need to Meet Every Qualification to Apply for a Job

“Think of qualifications as a set of guidelines, not strict requirements.”
https://hbr.org/2019/05/you-dont-need-to-meet-every-qualification-to-apply-for-a-job

How to Write a Thank-You Letter After an Interview

“A Guide to Writing a Memorable Thank-You Note.”
https://www.glassdoor.com/blog/guide/how-to-write-a-thank-you-letter/

6 Ways to Strike The Right Tone in Your Job Interview

“Come across as a confident and compelling candidate.”
https://www.fastcompany.com/90354002/6-ways-to-strike-the-right-tone-in-your-job-interview

The 8 Best People to Choose as Job References

“Many people struggle to create their winning line-up of job references, even after several part-time jobs and years spent developing professional relationships.”
https://www.glassdoor.com/blog/8-people-pick-job-reference/

When something is important enough, you do it even if the odds are not in your favor.” – Elon Musk

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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