How underemployment contributes to the STEM skills gap

While unemployment remains low, underemployment is a severely underrated problem in today’s economy, and it’s contributing to the IT skills gap across the board, according to a new report from cloud compensation and benchmarking services provider PayScale.The report, The War on the American Worker: The Underemployed, surveyed 962,956 U.S. workers between March 26, 2014 and[…]

Bumble Has a Bold Plan to Take on LinkedIn 

You can swipe for dates. You can swipe for friends. Now Bumble wants to let you swipe for jobs.The new feature announced Thursday, called BumbleBIZZ, uses the location-based swipe mechanism that’s become ubiquitous to dating apps and applies it to professional networking, allowing users to swipe for contacts the way they would swipe for potential[…]

A top recruiter on what anyone can see after 30 seconds with your resume

I don’t look through stacks of resumes anymore. I hate paper. I do everything online.There has been for many decades, a mysterious Wizard of Oz-type viewpoint of the recruiting world that I think is somewhat misappropriated. People seem to be truly fascinated by what goes on behind the curtain, when in reality, recruiters aren’t running[…]

These Are The Biggest Mistakes People Make During Interviews

According to a new poll, half of employers say they can size up a candidate within the first five minutes of an interview and determine whether they’d be a good fit for the job.What happens during those first five minutes doesn’t have much to do with what the job seeker says. Indeed, as many interviews[…]

6 Personal Habits That Can Kill Your Business

Are you letting your personal life hurt your business? You may believe that when you set out for your office every morning you leave your personal life behind. However, each aspect of our lives tends to affect everything we do. The following are some personal habits that will hurt your business. 1. Burning the candle[…]

The best TED talk to watch for anyone who hires or might one day be in the position to make a hiring decision (HR & Hiring Managers)

We’ve all applied for jobs we thought were just the right fit, but for whatever reason, many times unbeknownst to us, we’re not chosen, even for a preliminary interview. We feel confident that we’ve got the right stuff and would definitely excel in the organization. Even if we are not the perfect candidate on paper,[…]