Hopefully you've managed to dig out from the snowstorm. Here are some links to get your day going:
- Know Your Region--From the US Economic Development Association, this site has information worth checking out, including the the Know Your Region Webinar series their list of data tools. They also have curricula/webinars for download and streaming viewing. Here's a module on linking economic and workforce development.
- How to Make Your Age an Advantage in the Job Search--Some decent advice for the 40+ crowd.
- LinkedIn InMaps--LinkedIn has developed a tool that will map and analyze your LinkedIn network. "InMaps is an interactive visual representation of your professional universe that answers all of the above questions. It’s a great way to understand the relationships between you and your entire set of LinkedIn connections. With it you can better leverage your professional network to help pass along job opportunities, seek professional advice, gather insights, and more." More info here.
- CLASP Career Pathways Webcast--Vickie Choitz, Senior Policy Analyst, Workforce Development at the Center for Law and Public Policy, discusses Career Pathways and their implications with Spotlight moderator Jodie Levin-Epstein. Includes links to the CLASP Career Pathways toolkit and policy info.
- Under-employed and Over-Educated--Some research indicates there really isn't a looming skills shortage.
- USDOL Secretary Hilda Solis on the State of the Union--Secretary Solis puts things in a workforce context.
- Manpower Professional Career Resource Center--Manpower now has an online career center for job seekers as well as a Facebook Fan Page called MyPath. Good articles for job seekers, but also worth noting how they're marketing themselves this way.
- Career Trends to Watch in 2011--From the Manpower Resource Center listed above, pay particular attention to Trend 3, the rise of the freelancer/temporary worker. "Temporary workers accounted for 80 percent of the 50,000 jobs added by private sector employers in November. This is not a new trend. Temping, freelancing, "permalancing," adult interning, "free agenting," consulting and other forms of non-full-time, non-salaried positions have been on the rise for years and they will continue to grow in 2011."