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Job Preparedness Indicator, December 2014

The 2014 Job Preparedness Indicator is the fourth annual survey designed to identify gaps between the skills candidates say they have and the skills employers seek to fill available positions. This year’s findings indicate that few hiring managers are seeing the right combination of skills and traits to fill open positions. Job candidate differentiators include written communication and problem-solving skills. Based on the findings, Career Advisory Board members provide actionable advice for how job seekers can shift their mindsets and improve their marketability.

To view the press release and executive summary, please click on the links below.

Job Preparedness Indicator Research Press Release

Job Preparedness Indicator Executive Summary

 

 

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The Future of Work: Preparing for Independence

To help professionals effectively transition to contract work, the Career Advisory Board, established by DeVry University, worked with MBO Partners, Inc., a provider of back office services for self-employed professionals, to conduct a new study, The Future of Work: Preparing for Independence, which examined the attributes and skills of those who are gainfully self-employed to help aspiring contractors get and stay ahead in this ever-changing work environment.

To view the video and executive summary, please click on the links below.

The Future of Work: Preparing for Independence Executive Summary

The Future of Work: Preparing for Independence Video 

 

 

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Job Preparedness Indicator, October 2013

The 2013 Job Preparedness Indicator is the third annual survey designed to identify gaps between the skills candidates say they have and the skills employers seek to fill available positions. This year’s findings indicate a widening gap between America’s hiring managers and job seekers in terms of how each group views the skills employees need to thrive in the workforce, their outlook on the U.S. job market and the steps job seekers should take in order to gain employment.  Based on the findings, Career Advisory Board members provide actionable advice for how job seekers can shift their mindsets and improve their marketability.

To view the press release, full research report, infographic and executive summary, please click on the links below.

Job Preparedness Indicator Research Press Release

Job Preparedness Indicator Results Report

Job Preparedness Indicator Infographic

Job Preparedness Indicator Executive Summary

 

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Career Services Use of Social Media Technologies, May 2013

The Career Advisory Board, established by DeVry University, published the research report, Career Services Use of Social Media Technologies, based on a survey conducted by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE). The survey asked college career services professionals about their sentiments toward and their use of social media technologies in college recruiting and as part of career center operations. The NACE/Career Advisory Board survey found that career services professionals at colleges and universities nationwide have embraced the use of social media to communicate with students and employers, yet privacy concerns and limited training impede full use of the platforms. As a result, an opportunity to increase social media engagement amongst career services, students and employers emerged from the survey.

 To view the press release, executive summary or full research report, please click on the links below.

Career Services Use of Social Media Technologies Press Release

Career Services Use of Social Media Technologies Executive Summary

Career Services Use of Social Media Technologies Report

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Job Preparedness Indicator, October 2012

The 2012 Job Preparedness Indicator is the second annual survey designed to identify gaps between the skills candidates say they have and the skills employers seek to fill available positions. Top U.S. employers ranked skills by their importance and how prevalent they are among candidates. Those skills that were ranked most important but least commonly seen among job seekers are considered the most highly valued traits. This year’s findings show that as Baby Boomers continue to retire from the U.S. workforce, their prospective replacements are falling short in their quest to fill critical positions. Based on the findings, Career Advisory Board members provide actionable advice for how job seekers can better articulate their experience to employers and bridge the skills gap.

To view the press release and full research report, please click on the links below.

Job Preparedness Indicator Research Press Release

Job Preparedness Indicator Executive Summary

Job Preparedness Indicator Research Report

Job Preparedness Indicator Infographic

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Effectively Counseling Graduating Students, September 2012

The Career Advisory Board, established by DeVry University, published the research report, Effectively Counseling Graduating Students, based on a survey conducted by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE). The survey of U.S. college career services directors covered concerns, issues and possible responses to the problem of effectively counseling graduating students for entrance into the job market. The NACE/Career Advisory Board survey found that students have a poor understanding of how to properly conduct a successful job search and also lack some of the tools and skills necessary to locate and acquire a job. As a result, an opportunity to increase student use of career center resources emerged from the survey.

To view the press release, executive summary or full research report, please click on the links below.

Effectively Counseling Graduating Students Press Release

Effectively Counseling Graduating Students Executive Summary

Effectively Counseling Graduating Students Report

 

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Job Preparedness Indicator, October 2011

The second piece of research conducted by the Career Advisory Board, The Job Preparedness Indicator,  assessed the value of key job skills. Top U.S. employers ranked skills by their importance and how prevalent they are among candidates. Those skills that were ranked most important but least commonly seen among job seekers are considered the most highly valued traits. In addition, the indicator also identified a disconnect between what job seekers perceive as necessary for landing a job in contrast to what hiring managers believe. Based on the findings, Career Advisory Board members provide actionable advice for how job seekers can close the skills gap and make themselves more marketable to employers.

To view the press release, executive summary, full research report or infographic, please click on the links below.

Job Preparedness Indicator Press Release

Job Preparedness Indicator Executive Summary

Job Preparedness Indicator Research Report

 Job Preparedness Indicator Infographic

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The Future of Millennial Careers Research, March 2011

The Career Advisory Board released its first research study entitled The Future of Millennial Careers that measured the more realistic approach young professionals are taking with respect to their careers. Based on the findings, research co-authors Alexandra Levit and Dr. Sanja Licina provide actionable advice for those looking to advance their careers. For the full report and analysis, please click on the links below.

Future of Millennial Careers Press Release

Future of Millennial Careers Executive Summary

Future of Millennial Careers White Paper

Future of Millennial Careers Infographic

Future of Millennial Careers Research Featured in Boston College’s Executive Briefing Series – Creating Tomorrow’s Leaders: the Expanding Roles of Millennials in the Workplace