Workforce Development News – October 7, 2019

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Digital Skills for the 21st-Century Workforce

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What’s Trending in Jobs and Skills

“Understanding the job market is not easy: not merely which jobs are growing and which are disappearing, but which skills are increasingly in demand—and which are becoming obsolete.”
https://www.bcg.com/publications/2019/what-is-trending-jobs-skills.aspx

Digital Skills for the 21st-Century Workforce

“Future workforce development entails a new mind-set around recognizing degrees, certifications, and credentials for technical talent, knowing that not all job seekers will have college degrees but may have the skills needed to learn, adapt, and advance along a career pathway.”
https://www.investinwork.org/-/media/Files/reports/digital-skills-for-the-21st-century-workforce.pdf

Beyond Tech

“Nine in 10 IT jobs are outside the traditional tech industry.”
https://www.burning-glass.com/research-project/beyond-tech/
Report: https://www.burning-glass.com/wp-content/uploads/BGT_Oracle_BeyondTech_v7.pdf

Far Fewer U.S. Employees Are Job Hunting

“More U.S. employees plan to keep the jobs they have — and are putting in extra effort — as confidence in the U.S. labor market weakens.”
https://www.gartner.com/smarterwithgartner/far-fewer-u-s-employees-are-job-hunting/

Labor Force Nonparticipation: Trends, Causes, and Policy Solutions

“Over the last two decades the U.S. labor force participation rate has fallen. This report focuses on increasing participation from aggregate demand, demand for non-college-educated workers, geographic gaps in participation, caregiving responsibilities, health and disability, and criminal justice.”
https://www.brookings.edu/research/labor-force-nonparticipation-trends-causes-and-policy-solutions/
Report: https://www.brookings.edu/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/ES_THP_labor-force-nonparticipation_final.pdf

Examining the Role of Job Separations in Black-White Labor Market Disparities

“Black and white workers experience such distinct labor market outcomes that the highest level of white unemployment has rarely exceeded the lowest level of black unemployment over the past four decades.”
https://www.investinwork.org/-/media/Files/reports/examining-the-role-of-job-separations-in-black-white-labor-market-disparities.pdf

Smart Answers to the 21 Most Common Interview Questions

“Take the time to read these questions and to have carefully thought about how you would answer each when asked.”
https://www.job-hunt.org/job_interviews/smart-interview-answers.shtml

Your Complete Guide to Resume Formats

“Everything you need to know about the three most common resume formats and how to pick the right one for you.”
https://www.themuse.com/advice/resume-formats-pick-best-one-for-you

10 Step Interview Preparation Plan

“Demonstrate that you are genuinely interested in the job by being well-prepared for the interview — often viewed by the employer as an example of the quality of your work.”
https://www.job-hunt.org/job_interviews/pre-interview-preparation.shtml

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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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