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1. N.Y. region struggles to fill middle-skills gap

ATMAE SmartBrief | Jul 01, 2015

Manufacturing facilities in Rochester, N.Y., are eager to hire local workers, but sometimes must look beyond the state to fill available positions. One company representative said attracting interested students and prospective employees has been difficult, even as companies create training partnerships with local community colleges. Rochester Democrat and Chronicle (N.Y.) (tiered subscription model) (06/29)


2. Watch for these tricky interview questions

ATMAE SmartBrief | Jul 01, 2015

When recruiters ask how a position compares with others you've applied for, they're probably trying to assess how far along you are in your job hunt, career coach Tina Nicolai says. Other questions you should tread carefully around include "Why do you want to leave your current job?" and "Have you ever considered being an entrepreneur?" Business Insider (06/29)


3. Report: U.S. employers taking longer to fill job vacancies

ATMAE SmartBrief | Jul 15, 2015

The average time to hire for open positions in the U.S. was about 28 days in May, up about three days from the year before, DHI Group says. "The recent rise in vacancy durations is remarkable, and it lends more weight to the view that U.S. labor markets continue to tighten," economist Steven Davis said in a statement. Reuters (07/09)


4. Report sees bright future for IoT

ATMAE SmartBrief | Jul 22, 2015

A study by the McKinsey Global Institute forecasts that the Internet of Things, the interconnection of computers with appliances and machines, could have a total economic impact of $3.9 trillion to $11.1 trillion per year by 2025. In order to reach that potential, the authors of the study say the industry will have to overcome significant technical, privacy and organizational obstacles. Fortune (07/22)


5. How universities are pursuing competency-based education

ATMAE SmartBrief | Jul 15, 2015

There is a national push among institutions of higher education to offer competency-based education. "As competency-based education gains momentum nationwide, there is a growing need for resources that will help interested colleges and universities develop thoughtful plans that lead to quality programs," said Alison Kadlec, senior vice president and director of higher education and workforce programs at Public Agenda. eCampus News (free registration) (07/10)


6. Which skills do employers prioritize?

ATMAE SmartBrief | Jul 15, 2015

Recent reports highlight skills that boost graduates' hiring prospects. Some skills, such as data analysis and computer programming, can be learned in a classroom, while other qualities, such as curiosity and the ability to work on a team, can be gleaned from work-based experiences, experts suggest. Forbes (07/06)


7. Engineering, IT among top sectors for new graduates

ATMAE SmartBrief | Jul 01, 2015

A survey of over 5,000 companies indicated there is a vibrant job market for recent college graduates, with employers expecting to hire 120,000 of them this year. Job titles expected to have high growth include Web analyst and biomedical engineer, a report shows. Fast Company online (06/23)


8. Tips for filling out the skills section of your resume

ATMAE SmartBrief | Jul 01, 2015

List general skills such as "project management" and "marketing" in your resume so that they will appear when recruiters conduct general keyword searches, advises author J.T. O'Donnell. Check LinkedIn pages of people you admire for ideas about other skills to include. Business Insider (06/26)


9. Which skills do employers prioritize?

ATMAE SmartBrief | Jul 08, 2015

Recent reports highlight skills that boost graduates' hiring prospects. Some skills, such as data analysis and computer programming, can be learned in a classroom, while other qualities, such as curiosity and the ability to work on a team, can be gleaned from work-based experiences, experts suggest. Forbes (07/06)


10. Mentorships, sponsorships can help support women in STEM

ATMAE SmartBrief | Jul 15, 2015

Studies suggest that science, technology, engineering and math sectors struggle to retain female employees. Some research indicates that workplace mentorships can help connect women to networking and promotion opportunities, while high-level sponsors also can help accelerate women's careers. TheNextWeb.com (07/07)




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