Another Friday, another collection of links:
- Do Job Re-training Programs Work?–NPR talks to several experts, including Carl Van Horn of the Heldrich Center for Workforce Development, following up on a recent article in the Wall Street Journal.
- Conversations with Local Employers: A Profile of the Ideal Employee–St. Louis Community College worked with six important local companies of varying sizes (from 200 to 28,000 employees) and across a range of industries – from health care and financial services to manufacturing and information services to get a comprehensive picture of the ideal worker.
- 10 Ways to Protect Yourself Against Negativity–For both job seekers and staff, job search in today's economy can bring a lot of negativity. Here are a few ways to reduce it.
- 10 Habits of Remarkably Charismatic People–Charisma can make the difference between getting hired and missing the boat on a job. While it may be more natural to some than to others, luckily it's a skill that can be learned.
- 10 Tips for Job Seekers in the Digital Era–Apparently we have a theme going with top 10 lists here. . .
- Temp Jobs Become a Permanent Way of Life for Some–More on the fact that employers are hiring holding back on hiring permanent employees, preferring the contingent route.
- Job Candidates Should Ask Good Interview Questions Too–Excellent advice from an HR manager on how to ask good questions during an interview.