Employer unhappiness with college graduates is nothing new. As the president of the University of Washington, Michael K. Young, told me recently, “employers have never been happy with the graduates colleges are producing.” Still, with three million unfilled jobs in a bad economy, it stands to reason that some employers are having difficulty finding the right workers. In the past few months, at conferences, at dinners, and on airplanes, I’ve had the… Read More
The 2012 presidential election can be seen as offering a choice between two visions of how to return us to this country’s golden age — from roughly 1945 to around 1973 — when working life was most secure for many Americans, particularly white, middle-class men. President Obama said his jobs plan was for people who believed “if you worked hard and played by the rules, you would be rewarded.” Mitt Romney explained… Read More
TURNS OUT THAT JOB SEEKERS ARE NOT THE ONLY ONES GETTING CREATIVE IN THE INTERVIEW PROCESS. A new CareerBuilder survey of hiring managers revealed that they, too, are starting to veer from the traditional interview questions in order to get candidates to offer up even more unique glimpses into their personality.