While some employers might be hesitant to hire anyone, not all of them are. According to a recent article, some employers want to hire new workers, but they’re unable to find enough candidates with the skills they need. The problem is said to be a “skills gap”, which makes the task of filling specialized job openings more difficult for employers.
Why does this problem exist? In today’s economy, some people are not well prepared for available job opportunities. Depending on their education levels, candidates may or may not be qualified for certain positions. That is why I believe furthering your education and/or receiving training in your career field is a valuable asset when competing for employment. Also, consider getting an internship to obtain some experience in your field.
Experts say that community colleges and employers need to put forth a better effort in working together to prepare candidates for the workforce. It appears that candidates who have a specialized skill set will increase their chances of landing a job. However, all of the positions employers want to fill may not require a bachelor’s degree, but just an associate’s degree.
Bridging the skills gap to find the most ideal candidates could take some time. Employers need to make investments in education and/or training, as well as internships and/or work-study programs so that candidates can get a better feel for their industries. In addition, employers should consider collaborating with colleges to learn more about their classroom curriculums and how they apply to the real world. As a result, employers will likely see better candidates cross their paths who can fulfill their needs.
Guest Post by: William Frierson is a staff writer for CollegeRecruiter.com, Source: Morning News – The Associated Press, Article courtesy of the Recruiting Blogswap, a content exchange service sponsored by CollegeRecruiter.com, a leading site for college students looking for internships and recent graduates searching for entry level jobs and other career opportunities.
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