Globalisation and the Fourth Industrial Revolution have increased the pace of change in labour markets, putting a premium on right skills and adaptability. Public policies should now shift to empowering and enabling workers to cope with transition, via income support, and also support incentives and opportunities for deskilling and upgrading skills. This is critical for addressing job displacement. Unemployment is a global problem with more than 73 million youth unemployed worldwide. In India, the unemployment

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Top tech companies make most engineers go through several interviews and extensive coding exercises to get these prized jobs. Software engineers are some of the most sought-after and highly-paid professionals in the job market today. According to the US Bureau of Labour and Statistics software engineering jobs in the US will grow at a rate of 17 percent over the next seven years, far outpacing job growth as a whole in the U.S.  While Silicon

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Here are a few things that I think are important and helpful: Ask for names and roles of everyone you are meeting; and if possible get the interview loop/schedule so you know how much time you will be spending with each and in what order. Research each person with whom you are meeting – e.g., look them up on Quora, LinkedIn, Facebook and don’t forget YouTube. Seeing a person speak on video is great preparation

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On an average, hiring managers spend just six seconds vetting a resume. Here’s how you can make your resume stand out. Make your resume stand out with these helpful tips India’s IT sector has faced a slowdown in recent times. With hiring activity down, while potential candidates increase, recruiters are spending less time vetting resumes. On an average, hiring managers to spend just six seconds going over a resume, Simplilearn, an online professional education portal said.

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When most of us think about job interviews, we often think about what we’d wear, how we’d present ourselves and the firmness of our handshake. But the truth is not all interviews involve meeting a potential employer in person, but rather over-the-phone. “Many companies use phone interviews to screen candidates for the next round of interviews,” says Paul Wolfe, senior vice president of human resources at Indeed Canada. “For some companies, phone interviews may also be

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The irony of job search advice: There’s so much available that you don’t have to spend more than four seconds Googling before you land on some nugget of wisdom or another. Yet, at the same time, there’s so much available (some of which completely contradicts other advice you’ll find) that it can easily overwhelm you. Which, in fact, is probably the exact opposite outcome you’re looking for when you go sleuthing for genuinely useful counsel

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In today’s tough job market, you must do all that you can to stand out. Many times, job seekers make their first mistake by not properly completing the job application. 1. Customize every resume and cover letter We can’t stress this enough – if you’re just sending in the same old documents for every job posting, you’re essentially throwing your application away. Because many companies (small, medium, and large) use application screening software to weed out applicants who

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Online recruitment activity registered a 12 percent year-on-year growth in January, led by production and manufacturing sectors as also the outlook for next few months looks positive, says a report. The Monster Employment Index India for January stood at 284, up 12 percent compared to the same month last year, while on a month-on-month basis there was a 2 percent fall. “It is interesting to note that production and manufacturing sector is on the revival

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India should place as much importance on employability as much as it does on employment creation. The issues of India’s talent gap needs to be addressed. At the outset, I would like to congratulate the Government on their efforts in devising a budget that is pro-agrarian and one that puts social security as its cornerstone. Helping the Indian economy become the fifth largest in the world is no mean feat but the Centre has definitely

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Cryptocurrency or blockchain related jobs seem to have caught the fancy of many Indians with job postings in the segment witnessing a significant increase in the last six months even as regulatory uncertainty remains over the virtual currencies, says a report. According to leading global job site Indeed, there has been a material increase in not only the number of searches related to cryptocurrency, but also in the number of blockchain related job postings on

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