Whether you’re a student soon to graduate and getting ready to hit the job market, an employed professional seeking to make a job change, or a now-unemployed practitioner trying to identify or create new opportunities, LIS job hunting can be an adventure (feel free to substitute your preferred adjective here). READ: Infonista | Researching LIS Job Opportunities and Career Paths
Over the past few years, skilled developers and tech professionals have been in high demand for startups and corporations alike. And 2016 will be no exception. What will be different, however, is the sheer quantity of specialties companies are seeking in order to fill highly specific gaps, from data engineers to machine learning experts with deep knowledge of their fields.
Given that many companies are already hiring — or will be shortly — I asked 15 startup founders from Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC) which categories of technical talent they are looking for this year and why these roles will be so impactful. Their best answers are below. READ MORE: 15 top tech jobs of 2016 | Mashable
Are men and women different? While almost every executive I have ever met, anywhere in the world, says yes, most diversity policies are designed as if the answer were no.
Last week, the Global Head of Diversity of a leading professional services firm told me that she “didn’t want to be treated differently.” That, I answered, is why most professional services firms are still hovering well below the 20% female partner level. As long as men and women are treated exactly the same by organizations, most women will continue to be shut out of senior roles.
And yet for the past 30 years, managers have been taught to do just this: treat men and women exactly the same. That is considered the progressive thing to do. Any suggestion of difference was, and often still is, labelled a bias or a stereotype, especially by many women, eager to demonstrate that they are one of the guys, or the in-group. READ MORE: To Hold Women Back, Keep Treating Them Like Men | HBR.
[T]he authors conducted a research project in order to identify the competencies required for professionals to perform innovative services in library or museum Learning Labs and Makerspaces. READ ARTICLE: Research Summary: Competencies for Professionals in Learning Labs and Makerspaces | Kyungwon Koh | Academia.edu.
Volunteering in a public library and changing workplaces from the corporate world to academia and back again over the past five years has exposed me to different organizational cultures. These experiences have provided insight into the importance of emotional intelligence (EQ) in your leaders and peers and how workplace culture influences your emotions and behaviour. I am really intrigued by emotional intelligence theory and believe in the value of understanding its application in our personal and work lives (supported by research). We can improve the way we interact with our peers and respond to conflict. Below, I have provided links to insightful articles on this topic for your enjoyment and professional development. I will continue to add articles to this post as I come across them in the news.
- Daniel Goleman Introduces Emotional Intelligence [Video] | Big Think | YouTube
- What Is Emotional Intelligence (EQ)? | PsychCentral
- Feeling Smart: The Science of Emotional Intelligence | American Scientist
- The Explainer: Emotional Intelligence [Video] | Harvard Business Review The five components of emotional intelligence and how to improve each.
- #Happiness Isn’t the Absence of Negative Feelings + How to Handle Negative #Feedback | HBR #EQ #psychology #selfimprovement #selfhelp
- Want To Reduce Your Social Anxiety? Just Be Kind | Co.Exist
- 6 Scientifically Proven Ways To Boost Your Self-Control | FastCompany
- How To Deal With Selfish Coworkers | FastCompany
- Seven Strategies for Dealing with Toxic People | ZenHabits
- Signs That You Lack Emotional Intelligence | Harvard Business Review
- Emotional Intelligence Predicts Job Success: Do You Have It? | Fast Company
- Emotional Intelligence: The Social Skills You Weren’t Taught in School | LifeHacker #EmotionalIntelligence
- Emotional Intelligence, Not Just ‘Executive Function,’ Influences A Child’s Ability To Pay Attention | Medical Daily
- Multitasking Damages Your Brain And Career, New Studies Suggest | Forbes
- The Dark Side of Emotional Intelligence | The Atlantic
- The Power of Vulnerability [Video] | Brene Brown | TED Talk
- How Changing Your Reading Habits Can Transform Your Health | Fast Company
- 35 #Habits That Make #Employees Extremely Valuable | Inc.com #business #workplaces #softskills #EQ
- 7 Interview Questions That Determine Emotional Intelligence | Entrepreneur
- Emotionally Intelligent People Are More Successful | FastCompany
- Handling Emotional Outbursts on Your Team | Harvard Business Review
- When You Criticize Someone, You Make It Harder for that Person to Change | Harvard Business Review
- 7 Self-Awareness Techniques to Make You a Better Leader | Mashable
- If Your Boss Thinks You’re Awesome, You Will Become More Awesome | Harvard Business Review
- Top Complaints from #Employees About Their #Leaders | HBR #leadership #emotionalintelligence #communication @HarvardBiz
- Why Compassion Is a Better Managerial Tactic than Toughness | HBR #mentoring #emotionalintelligence
- Good Leaders Get Emotional | Doug Sundheim | Harvard Business Review
- Is It OK to Yell at Your Employees? | Michael Schrage | Harvard Business Review
- What Makes a Leader? | January 2004 | Daniel Goleman | Harvard Business Review
- 30 Tips to Cultivate #SoftSkills in Your #Students | InformED #skills #education
- Cracking the Code of Student Emotional Pain | edutopia
Preparing students for successful careers is a major part of every educator’s job, but most preservice and professional development programmes don’t cover the skills employers are currently seeking–things like “emergent” leadership, adaptability, humility, and ownership.
At Google, hiring managers don’t care whether a candidate received perfect grades, served as president of the chess club, or even finished university. What they do care about–and what a rapidly increasing number of organisations care about–is soft skills like the ones mentioned above.
We need to be giving students more than a sum of knowledge reflected by a piece of paper. We need to be giving them the tools they need to be resourceful in a socially perceptive way, to innovate not just alone in a lab but with a group of colleagues, and to adapt when new requirements arise. READ MORE: 30 Tips to Cultivate Soft Skills in Your Students | InformED.
There is no shortage of advice for professional women on how to succeed and lead in the workplace. Women are constantly told to lean in, take charge and be confident, and that gender equality will follow.
But what if the bias against a female boss is so deeply ingrained in some of her male charges, that they find her leadership role threatening and begin advocating for their own self-interest more aggressively?
A study published Thursday in Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin suggests that happens more than we might like to admit and shows exactly how narrow a tightrope a woman must walk in order to gain the trust and respect of her male employees. READ MORE: New study confirms every female boss’ fear that she just can’t win | Mashable
Data scientist, according to a 2012 Harvard Business Review article, is the sexiest job of the 21st century. Given that its authors are Thomas H. Davenport and D.J. Patil, the declaration is hardly surprising. Nonetheless, the IT industry is besotted with the term, and is expecting huge shortages of skilled workers.
A less well-known paper, “The future of employment: how susceptible are jobs to computerization?,” was published less than a year later by two Oxford academics (data scientists, perhaps). The authors, Carl Benedikt Frey and Michael A. Osborne, examine 702 detailed occupations in the U.S. labor market and estimate that about 47 percent of total U.S. employment is at risk from computerization “over some unspecified number of years, perhaps a decade or two.” Nearly 100 occupations, covering a wide range of skills from manual to mental, showed a 95 percent or higher probability of computerization. READ MORE: The Sexiest (And Last?) Job Of The 21st Century | TechCrunch.
An international tech competition targets Silicon Valley’s diversity problem, aiming to inspire girls around the world into taking up — and sticking with — technology. READ MORE: For these girls, tech is a rewarding challenge | CNET.
While resume font choice may seem trivial, experts say it’s actually pretty important. A bad font can take the focus off the accomplishments you’ve listed. READ MORE: The 5 Best Fonts To Use On Your Resume | HuffPost