Category Archives: career development
A big part of the solution to the jobless recovery is to better align our educational training programs with the technical needs of today’s employers to be globally competitive. Employers need employees with more skills, not more education, and there is a subtle but important difference between skills and education. Creativity, once a trait avoided by employers, is now prized among employers who are trying to create the empowered, high-performance workforce needed for competitiveness in today’s marketplace.
The Polarization of Job Opportunities in the U.S. Labor Market: http://www.americanprogress.org/issues/2010/04/job_polarization_report.html
Hottest Sectors & In Demand Job Skills in the Top 10 Job Markets [INFOGRAPHIC]http://infographiclist.com/2011/10/03/hottest-sectors-in-demand-job-skills-in-the-top-10-job-markets-infographic/
So, here’s my advice: Be proactive about your career. What do you plan to do in 2012 to ensure you are growing as a professional?
Whether or not you hold the official title of Project Manager (PM), chances are you’ll be called upon to lead some sort of project at some time in any job. A definition of project management would be the planning, organizing and then management of the resources required to complete a specific task. Build a solid foundation of project management knowledge, techniques, and tools as you proactively manage your career.
Hiring Demand for Project Management Skills in the US – 4 Year Hiring Trend: http://www.wantedanalytics.com/insight/channel/labor-market-dynamics/hiring-demand-indicators/
The tough economy means many recent college graduates are forced to wait tables, until they land a job in their chosen field of study. But others are taking a different route, cobbling together freelance gigs/designing their dream job.