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Looking for candidates with soft skills? There’s one type of question you must ask.
Watch out, hard skills and technical know-how: You’ve got competition. According to a new CareerBuilder survey, the vast majority (77 percent) of employers consider soft skills just as important as hard skills when it comes to evaluating candidates for a job, and 16 percent even say they’re more important.
We could say that jobs in the transportation industry are growing at a, ahem, fast and furious rate…but we won’t, because we have more respect for the late Paul Walker, the transportation industry and ourselves to make such a terrible pun.
Job growth in the transportation industry is growing quickly, however. In fact, it’s outpacing the national average, according to a new analysis from CareerBuilder and JobsInMotion.com.
The recession may have ended nearly five years ago, but try telling that to IT, retail and financial services employers. Employers in these industries are still struggling to meet their staffing needs and get back to pre-recession levels. Three recent studies look at the state of these industries and their most pressing staffing challenges right now.
Even if you don’t remember the rest of the Pink Floyd anthem, the lyrics “We don’t need no education!” are probably emblazoned in your brain. Turns out if you want to land a job in 2014, you DO need an education — and a pretty good one at that. Just ask the 27 percent of employers who have increased their educational requirements for job seekers over the past five years.
If you’ve been to a house party, chances are you’ve played the word-guessing game Taboo, where you provide verbal clues while avoiding a list of forbidden words so as not to rack up penalty points. Similarly, hiring managers have a sort of “taboo” list of resume terms to help guide them through seemingly countless stacks to find the best candidates.
A new study looks at the financial impact of the skills gap.
What is the skills gap really costing employers? According to a new survey from CareerBuilder, employers estimate that, on average, they lose more than $14,000 for every job that stays vacant for three months or longer, and 1 in 6 companies say they lose $25,000 or more.
This is the first post in a multi-part series on The Hiring Site focused on the effects of the skills gap and what you can do to help bridge the divide.
Perhaps due to their ongoing struggle to find qualified candidates, more employers are ready to offer bigger paychecks for new talent.
According to CareerBuilder’s annual Job Forecast, 49 percent of employers will offer higher starting salaries for new employees – up from 47 percent last year. The finding indicates that employers are realizing more and more the need to offer competitive compensation rates in order to attract better workers and stay ahead of their competitors.
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