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Mathieu Plourde

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."
Mathieu Plourde

Read my blog, not my resume... - 0 views

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    "Let's face it, a resume doesn't really tell you much more than the prospective candidate's background and credentials. Though this information is important, is it really the most important information you are looking for when hiring an educator you are going to charge with helping to shape the minds of children who will ultimately dictate the future of our world?"
Mathieu Plourde

4 Job Skills That No Longer Impress Recruiters - 4 views

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    "According to online salary database, PayScale.com, the skills on this list have seen the biggest drop in market value over the last few years. "These skills are associated with jobs the Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts to have slow to no growth over the next 10 years," says Katie Bardaro, Director of Analytics at PayScale.com. "Often, to be successful in your career, you need to have multiple skills to set yourself apart," says Bardaro. "
Mathieu Plourde

This Guy Really Wants To Work For Social Reward Platform Kiip. Is This The New Way To L... - 0 views

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    "In the case of Ryan Lessard, he really wants to work for social reward company Kiip. He's gone all out by posting a link to this site on AdWords that display for a Google search of "Kiip." Genius. But what's more genius is the site he created (WhyIWouldKickAssAtKiip.com), check it out:"
Mathieu Plourde

Why bother having a resume? - 0 views

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    "If you don't have a resume, what do you have? How about three extraordinary letters of recommendation from people the employer knows or respects? Or a sophisticated project they can see or touch? Or a reputation that precedes you? Or a blog that is so compelling and insightful that they have no choice but to follow up? Some say, "well, that's fine, but I don't have those." Yeah, that's my point. If you don't have those, why do you think you are  remarkable, amazing or just plain spectacular? It sounds to me like if you don't have those, you've been brainwashed into acting like you're sort of ordinary."
Mathieu Plourde

A résumé on paper? You must be over 40 - 0 views

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    Older does not necessarily mean wiser when it comes to applying for jobs in the computer age: Younger job seekers are stealing a big advantage with their digital résumés. Yet it is not difficult to build up a succinct and effective digital CV - it just takes a little thought, research and time.
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