Hiring high-quality talent matters for roles at every level of seniority. However, employers often aren’t paying enough attention to what skills and other factors are predictive of a good hiring decision. In other cases, employers are paying attention, but they’re focusing on the wrong selection criteria.
Building a society of skilled workers and adapting those skills over time isn’t anything new. It’s the story of innovation. It’s how America has evolved over time to meet technological and economic challenges.
A resume is a one-page document that provides an overview of your career experience, skills, and accomplishments. This is typically the first impression of hiring managers and recruiters and is used to evaluate whether you are the right candidate for the job. Discover the four steps you should take in order to build the perfect resume.
A cover letter is a reflection of your resume providing additional information about your professional background. Discover the four common mistakes made, and how to avoid each to ensure a smooth, successful job search journey.
Skills-first hiring is, as its name suggests, a talent acquisition strategy where the employer prioritizes skills, first, as the selection criteria—instead of traditional proxies such as degrees, previous job titles, or years of experience. The purpose of this approach is to equitably match talent to opportunity.
Show employers why you are the right candidate for the job by utilizing the S.T.A.R method – an acronym consisting of four key concepts that will help answer scenario-based or behavioral interview questions.
In order to address current and future skills gaps, employers must continually prepare their workforce of today for the challenges and opportunities of tomorrow. It’s important to offer entry-level employees options to gain new certifications, take classes or online courses and develop leadership skills.
Learning new skills is one of the primary ways (if not THE way) people grow their careers. In fact, we might be living at the best time in human history for people to upskill themselves. Knowledge and training are more accessible than ever and skills gaps are at all time highs across industries.
A historical push to require four-year degrees and meet long lists of qualifications, along with the use of non-inclusive rhetoric, has in part led us to where we are today. Talent who are available and open to work are choosing different learning pathways and refusing to engage with companies that don’t accept them as they are. The pandemic only accelerated this trend.
An elevator pitch is a quick summary of yourself named for the amount of time it should take to deliver the message. Discover why many hiring managers or recruiters prefer candidates who are able to confidently discuss what they want and know how to ask for it.