Workforce Development News – March 2, 2020

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Why Many Professionals In Their Late 30s, 40s And 50s Are Not Benefiting From The Tight Job Market

“The commonality of the trends is that the corporations desire to cut costs and save money. Since the more experienced people tend to earn a higher salary, they are easy targets.”
https://www.forbes.com/sites/jackkelly/2020/02/13/why-many-talented-professionals-in-their-late-30s-40s-and-older-are-not-participating-in-the-so-called-hot-job-market/

How to Create the Perfect Meeting Agenda

“It’s all about asking the right questions.”
https://hbr.org/2020/02/how-to-create-the-perfect-meeting-agenda

The Gap Between the Most and Least Prosperous States is Narrowing

“Find out more about the economic, institutional and social aspects of prosperity across the U.S.”
https://usprosperity.net/

If You’re Overworked, Learn Which Tasks to Hand Off

“6 questions to ask of any new task.”
https://hbr.org/2020/02/if-youre-overworked-learn-which-tasks-to-hand-off

How to Prepare for a Job Interview? Make Sure You Do These 23 Things.

“To ensure that you are well-prepared for your interview, understanding the basics of what will happen during the interview, what questions you might be asked and the needs of the company you are interviewing with are crucial.”
https://www.theladders.com/career-advice/how-to-prepare-for-a-job-interview-make-sure-you-do-these-23-things

Tell Me About Yourself

“Possibly one of the most difficult questions to answer is ‘Tell Me About Yourself?’ But if I asked your co-worker to tell me about you, they could easily rattle off several things.”
https://careersherpa.net/tell-me-about-yourself/

8 Inappropriate Interview Questions and How To Tackle Them Like a Pro

“Tactfully answering any interview question is your best weapon in remaining composed, calm and focused on what’s most important: evaluating if a company is really for you. The type of questions that are asked in an interview can be revealing of the company culture.”
https://www.glassdoor.com/blog/inappropriate-interview-questions/

How to Answer the Single Most Challenging Interview Question with Confidence

“Whether you quit or got fired, or stepped back from your career for a while, there are ways to reply that won’t cost you a chance at your next job.”
https://www.fastcompany.com/90467940/how-to-answer-the-single-most-challenging-interview-question-with-confidence

Stop Chasing Happiness. What You Really Want Is Meaning, and You Can Have It Now.

“The pursuit of happiness will always let you down, but you can find meaning in your smallest daily responsibilities.”
https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/346774

The technologies that raise the fewest ethical problems are those that work on a human scale, brightening the lives of individual people.” – Freeman Dyson

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 has held various Microsoft Certifications since 1993. Learn more about Richard by following him: LinkedIn - Twitter - Articles - Email

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