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    skills, education and jobs - oh my!

    Gregory Walker
    May 29, '13 3:04 PM EST

    (photo copyright taylor rhodes)

     

    “The market is broken on both sides,” explained Sharef. “Many applicants don’t have the skills that employers are seeking, and don’t know how to get them. But employers also ... have unrealistic expectations.” They’re all “looking for purple unicorns: the perfect match. They don’t want to train you, and they expect you to be overqualified.” In the new economy, “you have to prove yourself, and we’re an avenue for candidates to do that,” said Sharef. “A degree document is no longer a proxy for the competency employers need.” Too many of the “skills you need in the workplace today are not being taught by colleges.”

    (emphasis mine)

     

    this is the dilemma we're all working through, stated quite eloquently. 

     

    via the nytimes: 



     
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