As Halloween creeps up on us yet again, our team is out to spook you with our scary recruiting stories. These stories are cringeworthy and we’re hoping they’ll make you think twice before becoming one of our cautionary tales…
The headlines blazed with good news from the White House this week touting innovative policy solutions. This year, the U.S. government has helped 44 states adopt new disability employment and provided guidance to thousands of people on accommodations for the workplace. The proclamation also promoted good news about inclusive apprenticeships and new tools to help recruit and retain workers with disabilities.
Which industries are expected to thrive and grow the most over the next decade? Small-business financial solutions company Fundera analyzed data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, market research firms and investment firms to find out. Technology, unsurprisingly, comes out on top. "Technology is at the heart of nearly everything we do and experience these days," Fundera reports. Tech companies outperformed other industries "across the board" in Fundera's analysis.
The Google Developer Group of the Capital Region (GDGCR) will host DevFestCR18 at the University at Albany on October 27. This event, now in its third year, combines local and remote speakers with attendees who want to get into the details about technologies including mobile, web, machine learning and cloud computing.
Job titles really do matter. Choose carefully. I always find the job title "secretary" fascinating. It's both an administrative support person, almost always non-exempt, and not responsible for high-level activities, and an exceedingly high government official, with incredibly complex and varied responsibilities, some of whom are responsible for literally hundreds of thousands of employees…
"Tell me about a time you....” As a career switcher, you may be nervous about getting asked direct questions in an interview about experiences you haven't had. However, knowing that an interviewer will likely address any obvious gaps in your background, the best thing you can do is prepare in advance.
Alistair Cox, CEO of Hays, has issued a warning about how the rise of the working age population and retirement of highly-skilled workers is exacerbating an already acute skills shortage. “As the pool of available workers ages and potentially begins to shrink, businesses will need to ensure they retain the key talent and skills already within their organization,” Cox said.
Miranda March, Digital Communications Specialist
Miranda has a real knack for connecting the dots between employers and job seekers. She prides herself on keeping a pulse on the national and local hiring markets. In her downtime, she enjoys cooking new foods and spending time with her family. A little-known fact about Miranda is her love of video games, new and old.