84% of hirers say most job applicants are “underprepared” to fill available positions.
Underprepared candidates are making it difficult to fill job openings, according to a survey conducted by FTI Consulting on behalf of the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS). Employers want nimble thinkers who command broad knowledge, and care more about what you’ve actually done and what you’ve learned from it, than what degrees and job titles you’ve earned. But applicants, ranging from college graduates to experienced employees, are falling far short of these expectations -- and the situation is far worse within the technology industry than other segments. See also U.S. Students Ill-Prepared for Work, Talent Crisis for Global Companies The ACIS is the largest national accrediting organization of degree-granting institutions, overseeing professional, technical and occupational programs. More than 1,000 hiring professionals took part in the research. To access the report,
Dennis McCafferty is a freelance writer for Baseline Magazine.
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