Workforce Development News – November 4, 2019

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America’s Future of Work

“As intelligent machines enter the workplace, some occupations are shrinking. At the same time, the economy is generating new jobs—although they may be different occupations in different locations.”
https://www.mckinsey.com/featured-insights/future-of-work/americas-future-of-work

The Future of Work in America: People and Places, Today and Tomorrow

“The health of local economies today will affect their ability to adapt and thrive in the automation age.”
https://www.mckinsey.com/featured-insights/future-of-work/the-future-of-work-in-america-people-and-places-today-and-tomorrow

Americans Need to Get Over Their Fear of Math

“As STEM jobs multiply, dealing with numbers will become more important.”
https://hbr.org/2019/10/americans-need-to-get-over-their-fear-of-math

Share of Young Adults Not Working or in School Is at a 30-Year Low

“This reflects in part the nation’s tight labor markets and falling unemployment, but also higher levels of engagement among young women.”
https://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2019/10/29/share-of-young-adults-not-working-or-in-school-is-at-a-30-year-low-in-u-s/

Creativity in Learning

“America’s schools face the challenge of giving students the skills they need to be prepared for an increasingly complex world and workforce.”
https://www.gallup.com/education/267449/creativity-learning-transformative-technology-gallup-report-2019.aspx

Phone Interview Questions to Prepare For

“Make sure you have comprehensive answers for these common phone interview questions.”
https://money.usnews.com/money/blogs/outside-voices-careers/articles/phone-interview-questions-to-prepare-for

Mastering The Art Of The Follow-Up Email In The Job Interview Process

“The best follow-up email doesn’t follow a template. It follows the conversation that started IRL with your potential hiring manager.”
https://www.forbes.com/sites/chriswestfall/2019/10/18/mastering-the-follow-up-email-job-interview-process/

4 Ways to Salvage an Interview Gone Wrong

“Everyone stumbles in interviews once in a while — the trick is to handle it well, so that your interviewer is able to look past it.”
https://www.glassdoor.com/blog/salvage-interview-gone-wrong/

Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today.” – Malcolm X

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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