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.
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