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Access AI: Time to retrain? Demand for data scientists will increase 28% by 2020 says IBM

IBM has formed a research partnership with the goal of closing the data science and analytics skills gap. Partnering with Business-Higher Education Forum (BHEF) and Burning Glass Technologies, the tech giant has produced a report called The Quant Crunch: How The Demand For Data Science Skills Is Disrupting The Job Market. Read more >> 

Market Watch: There is one word you need on your resume today

Roughly 211,000 Americans scored new jobs last month as hiring picked up following a shaky spring. And chances are many of those new recruits boasted one particular set of skills… Liberal arts students with additional technical skills qualify for nearly twice as many job openings versus those who didn’t have them, according to data from employment analytics software company Burning Glass Technologies.  Read more >> 

The Economist: The decline of established American retailing threatens jobs

Not every mall or shop is dying. For now, store-occupancy rates are healthy. Nor have consumers stopped shopping. But they are spending money in new ways to the benefit of other businesses, such as restaurants, hotels and e-retailers, in particular Amazon. As a result, a giant established industry is descending into crisis…Trends in job advertisements also offer only fleeting solace. Listings scoured by Burning Glass, a job-analytics firm, initially suggest a positive trend: from 2014 to 2016 the total number of vacancies in traditional retailing dropped, but this was offset by postings for e-commerce, warehousing and tech jobs in retailing. Read more >> 

The Southern Illinoisan: JALC cyber defense team finds great success in past year

High-profile attacks, such as the June 2016 hack of the Illinois State Board of Elections, have drawn attention to the need for high quality cyber defenders… Burning Glass Technologies, which monitors the supply and demand for cybersecurity jobs, found that while cybersecurity job postings grew 74 percent between 2007 and 2013, those postings took 24 percent longer to fill than other information-technology jobs. Read more >> 

HR Dive: Putting the word ‘digital’ on a resume increases candidates’ hiring chances

Digital skills are more in demand than ever, reports MarketWatch. Resumes with the word “digital” raise the likelihood of candidates getting hired… Burning Glass Technologies identified eight digital skills that increase jobseekers’ hiring chances: computer programming, data analysis and management, IT networking and support, graphic design, social media, business administration, sales and marketing. Read more >> 

Marketwatch: This is the one word you need on your resume today

More than ever before, digital skills are needed in the workplace. And framing one’s job experience around their digital know-how can open them up to a much wider range of opportunities… Liberal arts students with additional technical skills qualify for nearly twice as many job openings versus those who didn’t have them, according to data from employment analytics software company Burning Glass Technologies. Read more >> 

LSE Blog: Geekland: STEM knowledge is needed to apply for 1 in 6 non-tech UK jobs

In the UK, less than half of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) graduates work in so-called ‘STEM occupations’ (such as scientists or engineers)…By developing a novel approach to identifying science and tech jobs through the keywords collected from online vacancy descriptions, then considering all the jobs belonging to the first group as ‘STEM’ and the rest as ‘non-STEM’. This approach is made possible by having access to a large dataset collected by the firm Burning Glass Technologies, which contains information on all vacancies posted online in the UK between 2012 and 2016. Read more >> 

Yahoo! Finance: Half of the high-paying jobs in America now require this skill

If terms like SQL, Python and JavaScript aren’t on your radar, employers may not be interested in hiring you. Roughly half of the jobs in the top income quartile — defined as those paying $57,000 or more per year — are in occupations that commonly require applicants to have at least some computer coding knowledge or skill, according to an analysis of 26 million U.S. online job postings by job market analytics firm Burning Glass and Oracle Academy. Read more >> 

CIO: Online courses become effective for building technical skills, earning certifications

Undoubtedly, technical skill-building classes in areas such as software development and web development dominate the online commercial course landscape… General Assembly’s Tom Ogletree, who leads social impact programs for the company, says, “We really try to be responsive to market demand, period.” The company analyzes job market data from Burning Glass Technologies to make sure its classes are meeting demand. Read more >>