A newly published survey on 2021 global youth unemployment in several sectors including tech, has revealed that 26% of youth have spent the past 12 months job searching, with 67.9% citing ‘little or no work experience’ as one of their main barriers to employment.
The Elmo Employee Sentiment Report shows that workers in the information, media and technology (IMT) industry are twice as likely to be actively looking for a new job – inside or outside their current employer – than those in other industries.
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While traditional job interviews are still widely practiced, many Employers and Recruiters agree that they don’t always provide a holistic view of Candidates – and can even limit the diversity of hires. For example, some Candidates might have difficulty verbally articulating why they are the best fit for the job, while others might be restricted by the hours and locations offered for interviews. This can be a huge hinderance when looking for a job as a candidate, or when looking to expand the diversity of your workforce.
J Kruk & G O'Donnell
The best answers to the inevitable interview question
As your interview comes to a close, you can’t help but feel quietly confident that you have managed to impress the interviewer. You’ve provided them with some great responses, highlighted your relevant experience, and demonstrated why you’re the best candidate for the job. Then comes the inevitable question – “Are there any questions you would like to ask?”
Your LinkedIn photo is the first thing that a prospective employer sees when viewing your profile – and like it or not, employers may make assumptions about you based on face value.
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