Posts tagged with 'skills'
When You Can't Get Both, Soft Skills Beat Out ExperienceRead the rest of this entry »
How important are soft skills? More important than qualifications and the right experience, say 75% of adults in an online survey.
If the "perfect" candidate can't be found -- and that is so often the case -- then the job should go to the person who has good personal, communications and time-management skills, is enthusiastic and is reliable, rather than to someone without good soft skills, even if they meet all the ...
Employers Most Want Creative ThinkersRead the rest of this entry »
What skills will employers most look for in 2019?
If you guessed computer skills, you're right, according to a LinkedIn analysis of thousands of job postings. Ten of the top 25 skills appearing in the job postings all involved coding, UX, data analytics or AI. You could even make a case that several of the others -- digital marketing and business analysis for example -- are in that computing / internet wheelhouse.
The Skills Accountants Will Need to Thrive In an AI WorldRead the rest of this entry »
The days when the only tech skills an accountant needed was an expert knowledge Excel and how to email a client. No more. As automation and AI continue their inexorable march into accounting firms, up and coming accountants will have to develop new skills.
An article on AccountingWeb insists "young accountants cannot count on doing the same old thing that their predecessors did." Automation may free accountants from the mundane ...
Demand For Open Source IT Pros Will Grow More IntenseRead the rest of this entry »
The already tight market for open source IT professionals is only going to get more competitive in the next six months. Two-thirds of managers in a just published study say the hiring of these skilled workers will outpace hiring in other areas of the business; 60% plan on hiring.
The report by the tech careers site Dice.com and The Linux Foundation surveyed 280 hiring managers from corporations, small and ...
Entry-Level Training for Healthcare CareersRead the rest of this entry »
A year ago, several dozen organizations came together to launch a unique healthcare initiative to create entry-level opportunities for high school graduates to learn the skills most in demand by healthcare employers so they can advance into the middle-class.
Called the Health Careers Pathways initiative, it is not so much a specific program, as it is a collaboration of health care systems, community colleges, and hospitals with three goals:
- Working ...
Without These Skills, Accountants Are LackingWhat is it that too many CPAs lack, but that's just as important as the diploma they hang on their wall?Read the rest of this entry »
Soft skills, says Gary M. Bolinger, a CAE and president and CEO of the Indiana CPA Society and its CPA Center of Excellence.
In an article posted on Accounting Today, Bolinger says, "Your staff has no value. Unless... they (and you) have a strong command of the 'core ...
Requirements Inflation Is Making Jobs Harder to FillBurning Glass Technologies, the workforce data provider, conducted some research a while ago that helps explain why it's taking longer and longer to fill jobs.Read the rest of this entry »
Burning Glass found, for example, that 65% of job postings for executive secretaries and admins call for a B.A. However, only 19% of people working in those jobs actually have a bachelor's.
"Administrative assistants, executive secretaries, and clerks of all kinds are ...
Seeking Critical Thinker, Whatever That MeansRead the rest of this entry »
Are you a critical thinker? That's good, because more and more job postings list critical thinking as a required skill. One of the largest job boards in the world says the number of online listings that mention "critical thinking" have doubled in the last five years. The only problem with saying that is no one is exactly sure what it means. "Everyone talks about it but there are 50 ...
Demand For Techies With Security, Big Data Skills Growing FastRead the rest of this entry »
The number one hottest skill for tech professionals to have is Puppet, the open source automation tool, which InfoWorld says "represents the whole picture of data center orchestration."
But Big Data and security skills are right up there as well.
Dice says job postings mentioning Puppet grew faster in the last year than any other individual skill. Based on the number of mentions in job postings on the tech job ...
CIOs Emphasizing Tech Skills Over College DegreesRead the rest of this entry »
By a surprisingly large percentage, CIOs put more emphasis on skills and experience than on tech degrees from prestigious universities.
Interviews with some 2,400 chief information officers at companies with more than 100 employees found 71% place "more weight on skills and experience than on whether or not a candidate attended college/university." Another 12% said university prestige didn't matter at all.
Now, that's not to say ...