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Mathieu Plourde

The Quant Crunch: How the Demand for Data Science Skills Is Disrupting the Job Market - 0 views

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    "This report is the result of a research partnership between Burning Glass Technologies, BHEF, and IBM, motivated by the need to close the data science and analytics skills gap through data driven insights and increased collaboration between higher education and industry. It defines the data science and analytics (DSA) landscape, presents research findings about the skill gap, adds context to the DSA jobs and skills that are disrupters, and offers recommendations to alleviate the DSA talent shortage."
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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. "
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The Top 10 Soft Skills Employers Look for Most - 0 views

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    "One way of defining these workplace skills is to consider what employers actually ask for in job postings. Based on Burning Glass Technologies' analysis of millions of job postings, one in every three skills cited in job ads is a "baseline" skill - that is, skills that aren't specific to any particular kind of job but rather that are requested by employers across the board. (Most of these are soft skills, though the analysis also includes skills like Microsoft Office that are so common as to be considered core to employability in the modern workplace.) A worker who has these in addition to technical skills is going to be welcome anywhere."
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Online Skills Are Hot, But Will They Land You a Job? - WSJ - 1 views

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    " Course providers like Udemy and Lynda.com, along with coding boot camps and massive open online courses (MOOCs) such as edX and Coursera, promise to refresh workers' skills or help them acquire expertise they didn't get in college. But those new credentials don't carry much weight in hiring yet, recruiters say, because managers don't trust or recognize many of the companies and organizations behind the badges and courses."
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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.""
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Harvard's Hiring a Wikipedian-in-Residence - 0 views

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    "This is very much a real job, though. Wikipedia lists several dozen institutions-including the Smithsonian, the British Library, and the Palace of Versailles-that have employed a Wikipedian-in-Residence. Many of them, however, were only for a limited time, and such is the case with Harvard. The job listing stipulates that the gig will only last 13 weeks. Pay is $16 an hour."
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Nasty LinkedIn rejection goes viral - 0 views

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    "Blazek's response to an e-mail and LinkedIn request from Diana Mekota, a 26-year-old planning to move to Cleveland this summer, has made the rounds on Reddit, Buzzfeed and other viral hotspots after Mekota posted it to her Imgur account. And the resulting backlash is yet another cautionary tale about how posting something mean-spirited online can come back to haunt you in the social media age."
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Professional You: Why Looking Good On LinkedIn Matters - 0 views

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    "Many students ignore the site until after graduation, mistakenly thinking it is just for job seekers. As a result, those few who start developing their LinkedIn network early (even before graduating from high school) have a distinct advantage when it's time to apply for colleges, awards, grad school, internships and jobs."
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Seven Social Media Mistakes For Older Job Hunters - 0 views

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    If you haven't grown up with web navigation as the younger crew you're often competing with for jobs has, you need to pay attention. Naiveté can trip you up. A CareerBuilder survey says more than two in five hiring managers who currently research candidates via social media said they have found information that has caused them not to hire a candidate. Arrgh.
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No More Digitally Challenged Liberal-Arts Majors - Advice - The Chronicle of Higher Edu... - 0 views

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    "We want graduates who can generate content, of course, but they also need some technical skills. And most of the time we can only hire one person. Do you have anyone like that?" "We want liberal-arts graduates who are not digitally challenged," one museum director said."
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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."
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The Burdens of Working-Class Youth - 0 views

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    Brandon, like many blue-collar millennials, is stuck on a journey to adulthood with no end in sight. His own parents, who had just high-school degrees, were married, steadily employed at the college, and homeowners well before they reached his age. But working-class kids today are growing up in a world where taken-for-granted pathways to adulthood are quickly eroding. Since the 1970s, stable blue-collar jobs have rapidly disappeared, taking family wages, pensions, and employer-subsidized health insurance along with them. Unlike their parents and grandparents, who followed a well-worn path from school to the assembly line-and from courtship to marriage to childbearing-men and women today live at home longer, spend more time in school, change jobs more frequently, and start families later.
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Can We Fix The Skills Gap? - 0 views

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    "Employers report frustration at not finding skilled workers; and, according to the Manpower Growth 2012 Talent Shortage Survey, 49 percent of employers struggle to fill jobs. Jobs wait to be filled - current job seekers just lack the right skills."
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Job Prospects for College Grads are Tough but Looking Up - 0 views

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    "Third, remember that all first year employees out of college (or two year school) have more potential than productivity. Today's US education system is not developing job skills, but it is attracting ambitious, hard-working people. Hire for "potential" not only for "achievement" and remember that over the first few years young people will dramatically improve their contributions to your business if you build the right environment."
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Hey Job Applicants, Time to Stop the Social-Media Sabotage - 3 views

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    Many companies now search candidates' social-media accounts to get a better feel for their personalities, to see if they have creative flair, and to find out how well they communicate. Done right, your profile can work in your favor. Of 2,184 hiring managers recently surveyed by CareerBuilder, one-fifth said a candidate's online profile helped them land a position. More often, though, it backfires: 43 percent said they found information that led them not to hire a candidate, up 9 percentage points from last year. That trend means either that more job applicants are behaving badly online or that human resources is getting stricter in sniffing out problems.
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    I think this article raises a point that we should absolutely acknowledge. Although I don't believe I am "behaving badly" online, what if some of my viewpoints do not entirely mesh with a future employer. Are they less likely to hire me because I have critical opinions about certain policies, etc.? I think it is this issue in particular that makes people reticent to fully participate. However, this is our new reality. How to balance it?
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How to use social media in a job search - 0 views

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    The search to find a new job must include networking and social networking. The idea is to get yourself in front of a decision maker, the person who can hire you. Rich Kenny, Senior Operations Manager with Kelly Services comes into the Fox 2 Job Shop to share his thoughts on how to use social media to your advantage in hunt for a new job. Do you have a Facebook, Twitter and Linked-In account? If the answer is no to any one of three, your limiting your resources and the potential network to finding a new job.
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Half of Faculty Say Their Job is More Difficult Today than Five Years Ago - 0 views

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    "If you find yourself working longer hours or maybe feeling a bit more stressed at the end of the day, you're not alone. Fifty percent of college faculty who completed the annual Faculty Focus reader survey said that their job is more difficult than it was five years ago. Only nine percent said their job is less difficult, while 33 percent said it's about the same."
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How to Get a Job - 2 views

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    "It is best summed up by the mantra from the Harvard education expert Tony Wagner that the world doesn't care anymore what you know; all it cares "is what you can do with what you know." And since jobs are evolving so quickly, with so many new tools, a bachelor's degree is no longer considered an adequate proxy by employers for your ability to do a particular job - and, therefore, be hired."
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