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“When you’re looking for a new job, many resources are available to you, including job boards, company websites, and recruitment agencies. These, however, represent only a small fraction of the vacant jobs in the economy at any time: Most jobs are never advertised. This is the “hidden job market”, and knowing how to navigate it can make all the difference in your job search.”
If you’ve ever looked for a job, you’ve heard it all before. Experience required. Even when hiring for so-called “entrylevel” positions, experience is often a must. Here’s why it’s frustrating: you need a job to acquire experience, but you need experience in order to get a job! It seems like a never-ending cycle – and one that is particularly difficult to break.
Employee soft skills such as problem solving, self-motivation, and interpersonal skills are the bed rock of every aspect of your business operations. A joint study by three universities, including Harvard, uncovered that soft skills delivered a whopping 250 percent return on investment.Although technical skills will always be important, with employees shifting significantly to working remotely and/or from the office in a hybrid working model, certain soft skills such as communication, adaptability, and work ethic have become even more essential.