The World Economic Forum has just released its annual Future of Jobs Report. Among the findings: New, emerging jobs will increase their share of all jobs from 16 percent in 2018 to 27 percent in 2022. These include data scientists, AI and machine learning specialists, big-data specialists, process automation experts, robotics engineers, blockchain developers, e-commerce and social media specialists, and human-machine interaction designers.
If you are a hungry, honest, humble and smart on a daily basis, you are very desirable by high-performance organizations. Think about your answers well in advance and demonstrate these traits to supercharge your next interview. High-performing organizations are looking for specific personal qualities to enable the hiring of great people. The ideal candidate has qualities beyond the basic job description, education, experience and technical skills. These organizations look for candidates with superior qualities and high standards.
For the bulk of Nicola Morris’ formidable 20-year career, she’s been the only woman in the room. That’s largely because she’s worked primarily in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields, where women account for just 22% of the workforce and leave in large numbers each year. Nicola now serves as WEX Inc.’s chief corporate development officer and president of emerging markets, but before that she spent many years in the internet and telecommunications industry.
The Career Advisory Board, established by DeVry University, today announced the results of its 2018 Talent Activation, Employee Experience and Skills Development research, revealing a gap in soft skills such as communications, business acumen and customer service. These gaps persist despite proactive efforts to develop employee experiences designed to foster a highly engaged workforce. This effort, known as “talent activation,” occurs at the recruitment, onboarding, learning and development, and performance evaluation stages of an employee’s tenure.
Some 30 percent of employers plan to grow their IT departments next year, according to a new set of predictions from SpiceWorks. SpiceWorks also found that one-quarter of IT pros intend to look for a new job next year, “and 62 percent of IT pros seeking new employment are doing so primarily to earn a higher salary.” Employers are hungry for tech talent; tech pros want more money, and are willing to move to get it.
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.