Conversation about the skills gap tends to run on a broad scale: employers want X, workers only offer Y. But what about if you're one of the workers? Your first goal, then, isn't to solve the world's problems, but to fill in your own skills gap and get hired. Here's how.
There are many factors that contribute to the skills gap. The issue is complex. On the one hand, employers believe that educational institutions are not preparing students for careers in today’s work world. On the other hand, colleges and universities say that it is their job to teach students how to think and not to provide practical job training. Schools believe that many companies have cut back on job training due to budget restraints. Whose responsibility is it to ensure that recent graduates are prepared for today’s work world?
There's good news if you’re a woman or minority in tech and work for Google. The tech giant is in the process of "debugging inclusion," which is a geeky way to say that the company is trying to improve their numbers where women and minorities in tech are concerned.
Life after high school or at a time of transition is like a Choose Your Own Adventure novel, and sometimes seeing that you have choices is all that matters. Here’s a list of ideas that will jump-start your brainstorming if traditional college is not for you.
We all know that personal and professional don’t mix, but what happens when it accidentally does and it costs you your job? Find out how to keep your personal life from negatively affecting your career.
Critical thinking is a valuable life skill that we often develop during our school years. Many of the most successful among us earned well-rounded, higher educations and the ability to think critically.
Small reductions in the cost of applying to college results in low-income students applying to, and sometimes attending, more selective schools.
The College Board, the group that administers the SATs, is reaching out to high-scoring, low-income students, to convince them to aim higher and apply to elite colleges and universities.
What really goes through the minds of college admissions officers, and what it means for students applying to college.
In most states, your internship supervisor can suggest you take off your clothes, and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) won't do anything about it. Interns are not employees and do not enjoy civil rights at work.
Meet Anastasia Cassidy, recent graduate of Le Cordon Bleu of Boston. She has kindly agreed to answer some questions for PayScale in the hopes of giving students considering culinary education information to make a wise decision.