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What are the biggest misconceptions about hiring foreign workers, and how can we overcome them? Upwardly Global CEO Nikki Cicerani weighs in.
“They have all of this aptitude and ability, and what they really need is a little guidance and a few connections,” says Nikki Cicerani of the skilled immigrants and refugees served by Upwardly Global, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to eliminate employment barriers for these individuals.
The continued growth of the skills gap in the U.S. is a problem for many companies looking to hire top talent — and the reality is, organizations now need to consider how they can help shape candidates into the workers they need. But to do this, companies must commit to retaining and educating workers.
Is your organization ready to take steps toward bridging the skills gap?
We’ve all been there: You’ve sifted through stacks of resumes, rounded up the best candidates and now it’s interview time. Only, the candidate who looked like a perfect fit on paper walks in to the interview and appears to be lacking. The individual has a hard time communicating accomplishments the way you’d expect.
It must be time to move back to the collection of resumes and search again right?
With our society’s always-on, go-go-go mentality, do you ever take the time to stop and think: “I keep running, but where am I going and where do I want to be?” As you go about your hectic routine of hiring and retaining the best talent for your organization, remember that it’s important for you to hit the pause button and reflect on your own career path.
This Independence Day, many of us will honor the men and women of the United States military who have contributed to our freedom. In keeping with that spirit, this month’s Job Seeker Spotlight shines on Timothy Krejci, a maintenance craftsman in the United States Air Force.
Since Tim’s active duty is slated to end in August, he reached out to CareerBuilder as a valuable resource to help prepare him during his job search.
Today, our Job Seeker Spotlight shines on Tal Vinnik, a young job seeker eager to expand his career. Tal recently realized that his big job search efforts weren’t adding up: Despite using social media, his personal website, and his professional documents, which included a very striking resume, he wasn’t getting closer to finding a job. Put simply, Tal had the right ingredients but needed to figure out how to mix them together.
Last month, we re-launched Job Seeker Spotlight, a program designed to highlight the efforts of individuals currently looking for work on CareerBuilder and to showcase their creativity, personality and passion to be able to catch the eye of hiring managers. In addition to time in the spotlight, the selected job seeker receives career coaching services from CareerBuilder’s Talent Development solutions. By working one-on-one with a certified career coach, job seekers can create an action plan designed to enhance their job search prowess and empower them with the knowledge, materials and confidence to succeed in their journey toward finding the right job.
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