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Survey: Only 8% Of Companies Say IT Graduates Are Ready To Work. Who Is To Blame?

Well this certainly adds fuel to the industry fire that most schools are not turning out IT graduates that are ready for the “real world”.

SHARE, a professional association for IBM users, has some survey results:

Closing the IT Skills Gap: 2011 SHARE Survey for Guiding University & College IT Agendas.

Here are some highlights from the executive summary:

  • 25% are concerned about the technical aptitude of job candidates

  • 40% are concerned IT hires are not sufficiently prepared to perform jobs within their companies

  • 44% say at a minimum there are notable gaps in skills.

  • 8% would rate their IT hires as “well-trained, ready to go”

There are more statistics about jobs and skills in demand so be sure to click the link above.

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Minnesota Recruiter Jobs

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Minnesota IT Jobs With Minnesota Non Profits

The following new Minnesota IT jobs have been added on the page:

 

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Breaking Through The Job Search Barrier

The following post is courtesy of the Recruiting Blogswap:
 

"A man is but the product of his thoughts what he thinks, he becomes." - Mohandas Gandhi

"There are no jobs out there" or "All of the jobs posted on the (insert a name) job board are filled or fake".

I hear comments like these all of the time.

There are, of course, jobs out there and the job boards would be out of business if all of the jobs were fake. Job search can be a long and tedious process. And while qualifications and experience are the driving factors, being in the right place at the right time is just as important.

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Who Owns Your LinkedIn And Social Media Profiles?

A reminder before getting started that I am not an attorney, I do not play one online and anything I say here is not legal advice rather the opinions and thoughts of a recruiter and soon to be company owner.

Do you see the storm clouds on the Social Media horizon? HR pros, recruiters and yes marketing, public relations and sales folks should be seeing them for sure.

That storm brewing is over your LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and other accounts. (links to my profiles)

You own them right?

Not so fast.

If you are using your personal accounts during business hours, doing company business and on company resources (computer and internet) you may be opening yourself up to some issues.

Better stated, your employer may be thinking that they have some claim to your profiles.

While I am specifically thinking about the non competes many recruiters on the search and consulting firm side have to sign we are now seeing policies being put in place for employees of all skill sets.

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Minnesota Recruiter Jobs

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Recruiting: Monster vs LinkedIn vs Social Media

The last few weeks (and this happens 2-3 times a year) I have seen increased chatter about what are the best recruiter tools to use and many people pick sides.

And I ask this question: Why?

Usually the folks who pick sides have money in the game:

  • Companies with an earnings report and/or their sales teams

  • Trainers in one tool or another

  • Pundits flapping their jaws and computer keys

This time the sources of the conversation came from:

LinkedIn files for IPO, reveals sales of $161 million (CNN Money.com)

Recruiters Rethink Online Playbook (Wall Street Journal)

Should Monster Be Afraid of Social Networking? (CNBC)

Monster CEO Fires Back (CNBC)

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Minnesota Recruiter Jobs

The following new Minnesota Recruiter Jobs have been added to the :

 
Check out . An informal group of 2,200 corporate, consulting and search firm recruiters - you must be in Minnesota to join.

   
 

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Minnesota Recruiter Jobs

The following new Minnesota Recruiter Jobs have been added to the :

Check out . An informal group of 2,200 corporate, consulting and search firm recruiters - you must be in Minnesota to join.

   
 

If you are using a RSS Feed click . Click   for most recent blog posts.

Stay in touch with me by clicking Blog Posts by RSS, Blog Posts by Email  and/or the From The Desk Of Paul DeBettignies Newsletter