Workforce Development News – February 19, 2019

By on February 19, 2019
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Want To Prepare For Jobs Of The Future? Join The Hybrid Revolution

“Jobs are becoming more hybrid and complex, and now demand four important new sets of skills. If you build these skills, you can march up the earning curve and stay competitive in your field.”
https://joshbersin.com/2019/01/want-to-make-more-money-join-the-hybrid-jobs-revolution/

Why Customer Relations Are Vital to Your Business

“3 keys to customer relations.”
https://www.helpscout.com/blog/customer-relations/

How Important Are Production Networks to the U.S. Economy?

“As manufacturing grows more sophisticated, industries become more interconnected through production networks.”
https://www.stlouisfed.org/publications/regional-economist/fourth-quarter-2018/how-important-production-networks-economy

What to Do When You Realize You’ve Made a Mistake

“And three steps for making things right.”
https://hbr.org/2019/02/what-to-do-when-you-realize-youve-made-a-mistake

LinkedIn Workforce Report | St. Louis | February 2019

St. Louis hiring, skills gaps, skill surpluses, skills shortages, and worker migration trends.
https://www.linkedin.com/jobs/blog/linkedin-workforce-report-february-2019-st-louis-mo

70 Questions to Ask in Informational Interviews

“To make the best impression and also to collect the most useful and relevant information, prepare in advance to ensure that the opportunity isn’t wasted.”
https://job-hunt.org/informational-interviews/informational-interview-questions.shtml

How to Write an Interview Thank You Email

“Although it is highly likely you expressed polite thanks to your interviewer in person, an intentional, well-worded note of thanks can separate you from the competition and keep you fresh in the interviewer’s mind.”
https://biginterview.com/blog/2018/04/interview-thank-you-email.html

There are two kinds of people, those who do the work and those who take the credit. Try to be in the first group; there is less competition there.” – Indira Gandhi

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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