For a dozen years I have been at meetings moaning about the shortage of skills. Given the current low level of unemployment, if you have the necessary skills, you should be offered higher pay. You should also be able to negotiate a better package. If you have more than one job offer, you are laughing.
An interesting article in the Telegraph.
…being a football manager carries a lot of stress, insecurity and unrealistic expectations. Anybody who listens to 606 on 5 Live will have noticed this. This can lead to signifiacant mental health issues.
More on Yahoo here.
Google has now launched its new job search experience in the UK, a step on from simply googling “jobs”. The aim apparently is to work with existing job site (such as Reed) rather than to replace them.
More details in the Evening Standard.
An interesting survey emphasises the need, and indeed the demand, for digital education and training. Looking ahead, current jobs types will disappear, and new ones will arise. One of the common factors, however, is that digital skills are likely to be necessary for all of them.
This is good news for the digitally native generations, but less so for everyone else. What is clear, however, is that digital education and training needs to reach all levels, not just graduates. Part of that responsibility lies with employers, and indeed with individuals as part of their self development.
Read the report here
There are people out there trying to scam job searchers – see this articles from Forbes Magazine
I see a number of posts on LinkedIn, for example, claiming to be recruiting for large US Companies via a recruitment agency. The agency is never one I’ve come across, the companies are often little known in the UK, and the groups in which they appear are usually the last place where a sensible company would look, due to their particular membership. What happens when you click their link, I do not know, but the whole thing screams “scam”.
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