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The Daily (University of Washington): The Take: Millennials are using technology, just not well enough

As much as our generation is maligned for the amount of time we spend using computers and other devices, technological proficiency could well be the key to earning a livelihood in the post-college job market. A 2015 study done by Burning Glass Technologies determined that 78 percent of middle skill jobs, defined as requiring more than a high school degree but less than a bachelor’s, require a baseline of digital skills that includes spreadsheet and word-processing abilities. Read more >>

Petoskey News Review: Make changes to stay competitive in the new year

As a business, you must change your perspective on hiring and possibly the approach to finding your candidates. Along with these changes also comes a possibility that you need to change your opinion of young people and revise your approach to current employees to bring out the best employee you can… ln the last 90 days, there were 4,120 jobs posted to be filled in northwest Michigan. Almost all are looking for the same skill sets in their new employee outside of trade skills, as reported by Burning Glass, Labor insights. Read more >>


Fast Company: How You’ll Search For A Job In 2017

According to Glassdoor’s newest report on job trends, there are close to 6 million jobs to be filled right now, a record number since the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics started tracking job openings in 2000. Another growing trend is that nearly every employer is hiring for tech roles. A recent report from job market analytics firm Burning Glass found that there were as many as 7 million job openings last year that required coding skills. Read More >>

Channel Partners: CompTIA Announces New IT Professional Organization

CompTIA’s ultimate mission is to have a positive impact on the IT workforce… First in line among member benefits is a new career or job portal, done in partnership with Burning Glass Technologies, a company that delivers job market analytics. The portal will include a resume builder that customizes a member’s resume for each job application. Read more >>

Forbes: The 10 Technical Skills With Explosive Growth In Job Demand

Bentley University commissioned a study to find which business skills are growing in demand. By looking at millions of job listings posted on more than 40,000 online job sites, jobs analytics firm Burning Glass determined which skills saw the biggest increases in demand when comparing 2011 to 2015. In this post we’re revealing the top ten technical skills. Read more >>

Student Media at FIU: Work experience the leading factor for employment, research shows

“Work experience is the crucial attribute that employers want even for students who have yet to work full-time”. Peter Cappelli, a Wharton professor suggests that when employers hire from college, academics aren’t their main concern…As of recently, employers have become more selective when it comes to choosing employees who will be working in their company…How difficult is it to land an internship? Matt Sigelman, CEO of Burning Glass Technologies, a job-matching technology firm, said it’s becoming more scarce. Read more >> 

GoodCall: The One Skill Every College Student Should Learn: Salesmanship

Although it may be known by other names, “salesmanship” is a skill that all college graduates should master, and ideally, it should be learned while they’re still in school… The ability to communicate effectively; understand what customers, bosses, and colleagues want; and build relationships based on trust are all critical skills necessary for success in any career. Read more >>

PC Quest: Rising Cyberthreats Make Data Security a Hot Career Prospect

With reports of data breaches every other day, leading to grave financial losses, it’s time to sit up and take note of the vulnerable IT networks for spying, data leakage, or other similar threats, capable of putting their reputation at stake…To combat this, there is today, a growing demand for trained IT security professionals. Data security is fast becoming a promising career option and training in this field is growing hugely in importance…According to a report compiled by Burning Glass technologies, postings for cybersecurity-related jobs grew as much as 74% between 2007 and 2013 around the world. Read more >>

The Columbus Dispatch: Tech Elevator’s Columbus offices offer ‘crash course’ in computer coding

It’s a common complaint: Tech jobs go begging because there aren’t enough qualified people to fill them. One answer to that concern, Columbus computer-coding boot camp Tech Elevator, sent its first 12 graduates off to new careers this fall and is preparing to expand its class size to 14 this year… In 2015, more than 13,000 software-related jobs were advertised in Franklin County, but Ohio State University conferred just 220 computer-science degrees, according to job-market analytics firm Burning Glass Technologies. Read more >>

Getting Specific on Skills: New Occupational Profiles Designed to Help Close Skills Gaps

The skills gap is usually talked about in broad terms. But employers need to find specific skills needed in particular jobs, even when there’s no accepted standard for how that job should be described. The National Network took a step to solving that problem today with its new set of occupational profiles, developed with Burning Glass.

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