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Mathieu Plourde

America's Colleges Must Open Up To The Real Economy - 0 views

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    "At Arizona State, Michael Crow has pioneered transdisciplinary structures and algorithm-driven apps to help students hone in on a college and career path. Crow says colleges and universities are too "fixed" and "rigid" and must figure out a way to "be very broadly engaged with society." At Northeastern, Joseph Aoun is attempting to supplement the traditional "human literacy" curriculum with "technological literacy" and "data literacy," and to power this via experiential education - "the most powerful way to learn": internships, co-ops, work study. "
Mathieu Plourde

A New Kind of Tech Job Emphasizes Skills, Not a College Degree - 0 views

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    "Mr. Bridges represents a new but promising category in the American labor market: people working in so-called new-collar or middle-skill jobs. As the United States struggles with how to match good jobs to the two-thirds of adults who do not have a four-year college degree, his experience shows how a worker's skills can be emphasized over traditional hiring filters like college degrees, work history and personal references. And elevating skills over pedigree creates new pathways to employment and tailored training and a gateway to the middle class."
Mathieu Plourde

The Great Skill Recession - 0 views

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    "he rate of unemployment still stands stubbornly close to 8 per cent, while millions of unemployed workers have given up looking for jobs, taking them out of the official statistics of the jobless. Yet, the US Labor Department shows 3 million jobs requiring special skills that remain unfilled. "
Mathieu Plourde

Senate moves forward on social media and employment bill - 0 views

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    "But the online application for the job included a space in which to enter one's Facebook account. The Navy man, who deliberately didn't have a Facebook account, left the space blank - which seemed to puzzle the company. "They said, 'Well, get a Facebook (account) and we'll interview you,' " Boquist recalled in her public testimony before a Senate committee on Feb. 18. "He said, 'I'm not going to have one.' So he did not get the interview.""
Mathieu Plourde

It's Official: The Boomerang Kids Won't Leave - 0 views

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    "For those who can crack the top 20 percent, there is great promise. Most people in that elite group, Rank told me, will spend at least part of their careers among the truly affluent, earning more than $250,000 a year. For those at work in the much larger pool, there will be falling or stagnant wages and far greater uncertainty. A college degree is an advantage, but it no longer offers any guarantee, especially for those who graduate from lower-ranked for-profit schools."
Mathieu Plourde

Technology and jobs: Coming to an office near you - 0 views

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    "The definition of "a state education" may also change. Far more money should be spent on pre-schooling, since the cognitive abilities and social skills that children learn in their first few years define much of their future potential. And adults will need continuous education. State education may well involve a year of study to be taken later in life, perhaps in stages."
Mathieu Plourde

The 13 Dos and Don'ts Of Job Searching While You're Still Employed - 0 views

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    "With so many people on LinkedIn, having a complete profile these days won't raise any suspicions, Teach says. "Perhaps the first place a hiring manager will look when they have a job candidate is at the job candidate's LinkedIn profile. It's best to keep it updated all the time so that you don't have to rush to complete it when you start looking for a new job." However, don't indicate that you're looking for new job opportunities on your profile, in case your current employer monitors your page."
Mathieu Plourde

Who Are You, Really? - 1 views

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    "You have the power to shape the way others see you online, so it's wise to be a bit proactive. As a first step, Google yourself to see what others might find. Next, ask a couple of colleagues to describe the person they uncover when search for your name. Based on what you learn from Steps 1 and 2, begin to create, edit, or revamp your online content to craft the image you want to project."
Mathieu Plourde

Giving Employers What They Don't Really Want - 0 views

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    With regard to Trend No. 1, 93 percent of the employers surveyed said that "a demonstrated capacity to think critically, communicate clearly, and solve complex problems is more important than [a candidate's] undergraduate major." On Trend No. 2, the association's survey found that "more than nine in 10" employers surveyed said it was important that job candidates "demonstrate ethical judgment and integrity; intercultural skills; and the capacity for continued new learning. More than 75 percent of employers say they want more emphasis on five key areas, including critical thinking, complex problem-solving, written and oral communication, and applied knowledge in real-world settings."
Mathieu Plourde

How Dev Bootcamp Is Transforming Education To Focus On "Extreme Employability" - 0 views

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    Dev Bootcamp, a nine-week intensive program that takes students with no programming background and turns them into world class beginner, job-ready software engineers. More than 90 percent of all Dev Bootcamp graduates, who are called "Boots," have found jobs in the tech community within three months after graduation.
meg Grotti

Six Reasons Employers Should Not Use Klout Scores | Digital Pivot - 0 views

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    problems with klout scores are discussed
meg Grotti

weak ties and employment - Google Scholar - 0 views

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    scholarly articles on weak ties and their benefits. (many of these are available through the UD library!) :-)
Mathieu Plourde

The First Four Years Are The Hardest… - 0 views

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    Pig farmers, electricians, plumbers, bridge painters, jam makers, blacksmiths, brewers, coal miners, carpenters, crab fisherman, oil drillers…they all tell me the same thing over and over, again and again - our country has become emotionally disconnected from an essential part of our workforce. We are no longer impressed with cheap electricity, paved roads, and indoor plumbing. We take our infrastructure for granted, and the people who build it.
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