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The New Digital Battlefields

The New Digital Battlefields | School Leadership, Leadership, in General, Tools and Resources, Advice and humor | Scoop.it
Most enterprises will not be able to adapt to the new digital battlefields, because adopting new skills today takes more than just hiring and procurement. It requires systemic thinking.
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This has implications in education as well as in career fields. 

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Why geniuses don't have jobs

Why geniuses don't have jobs | School Leadership, Leadership, in General, Tools and Resources, Advice and humor | Scoop.it
There is a massive problem with our employment system - find out why we don't know how to employ geniuses
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Dave Logan suggests: "Genius is often so narrow that it passes unidentified through competency screenings that many companies use to find "the right people.

The heart of the problem for geniuses -- people who are 9 or 10 at something -- are that they are probably a 2-3 in other areas."

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How Many Languages Do Developers Need To Know?

How Many Languages Do Developers Need To Know? | School Leadership, Leadership, in General, Tools and Resources, Advice and humor | Scoop.it

Big companies like Apple, Facebook and Google are developing their own programming languages, forcing developers to adapt....

There are already hundreds of programming languages in existence, and more are popping into existence all the time. Many are designed for use in a relatively narrow range of applications, and large numbers never catch on beyond small groups of coders.

 
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Family, gender and young people’s aspirations to get into science | Nuffield Foundation

Family, gender and young people’s aspirations to get into science | Nuffield Foundation | School Leadership, Leadership, in General, Tools and Resources, Advice and humor | Scoop.it

This project investigated young people’s interest in careers in science, engineering and technology (SET), by conducting a secondary analysis of data from 11-15 year olds in the British Household Panel Study (BHPS). The researchers used quantitative and qualitative approaches to explore three main questions:

1) How far does gender and family background influence young people’s aspirations concerning SET related careers?

2) Does an early interest in science lead young people to pursue scientific studies and SET related jobs?

3) To what extent are young people who enter science reproducing family patterns or ‘inheriting’ a SET route from their parents?

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excerpt: Results--

More boys than girls aspire to SET jobs.Boys also aspire to work in all SET sectors, whilst girls are mainly interested in health-related occupations and science professions.Aspirations for SET jobs have increased since 1994, although this is more pronounced for boys than for girls.Career aspirations are reasonably stable during adolescence. However, for those who do change aspirations, the change is gender specific, with boys increasing SET aspirations as they grow older and girls losing their earlier interest in SET jobs. This points towards an early divergence in the interests of boys and girls at around age 13.

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Why Unqualified Candidates Get Hired Anyway — HBS Working Knowledge

Why Unqualified Candidates Get Hired Anyway — HBS Working Knowledge | School Leadership, Leadership, in General, Tools and Resources, Advice and humor | Scoop.it
Why do businesses evaluate candidates solely on past job performance, failing to consider the job's difficulty? Why do university admissions officers focus on high GPAs, discounting influence of easy grading standards?
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The article feature two studies and the implications that for all the procedures and policies in place, they are most likely unsuccessfull in overcoming bias against hiring most qualified candidates.

 

Maybe we should start looking to see if there is an app for that decision making...

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, September 13, 2013 4:09 PM

It is not a perfect science, but we need to do a better job. This is very much the case in education where teachers who should not be teachers become administrators.

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I Left Google, And Lived To Happily Tell About It

I Left Google, And Lived To Happily Tell About It | School Leadership, Leadership, in General, Tools and Resources, Advice and humor | Scoop.it
Anastasia Leng had a great job at one of the world's most desirable places to work. Then she split to start her own company. Was this a step back or...
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The One Question That Ruins An Interview | CAREEREALISM

The One Question That Ruins An Interview | CAREEREALISM | School Leadership, Leadership, in General, Tools and Resources, Advice and humor | Scoop.it
Few candidates arrive at the interview prepared to answer one question that is almost always asked, “What is your greatest weakness?” Here's some advice.
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Too many teachers, too few teaching positions - Stuff.co.nz

Too many teachers, too few teaching positions - Stuff.co.nz | School Leadership, Leadership, in General, Tools and Resources, Advice and humor | Scoop.it
Too many teachers, too few teaching positions Stuff.co.nz Waikato principals are receiving up to 100 applications for each teaching position advertised, as graduates battle for employment in what one education expert is calling the toughest job...
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Seven – Maybe – Tips For Avoiding an Office Affair

Seven – Maybe – Tips For Avoiding an Office Affair | School Leadership, Leadership, in General, Tools and Resources, Advice and humor | Scoop.it
When a friend started her job at a big company, a family friend, who also worked there, pulled her aside.Many people in their workplace had affairs, he said, and he’d seen lots of relationships
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This is valuable and has so many good points for  the size of the article. I like the insights embedded in the tips as well. I wonder how often educators get in these situations. We have mentors, collaborative teacher/partners (inclusive classrooms), teacher teams, etc. Then there is the high stress of the off/on nature. There are various ways to blow-off steam. Having something in common around work can give the appearance that you have "more things in common" than your own spouse. And, in education, as it is with many other careers, the time spent at work usually adds up to more than the time we spend (awake) at home. "Temptations are a part of life"--as the song goes-- but so many songs focus on fun and intrigue rather than happiness. 

It's something to think about. 

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How the Chemical Industry Can Find Employees

How the Chemical Industry Can Find Employees | School Leadership, Leadership, in General, Tools and Resources, Advice and humor | Scoop.it
One way to draw talent is to train videogame-savvy college students about operating chemical plants—by letting them play videogames that simulate the job.
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from the article: "The Avestar project—for Advanced Virtual Energy Simulation Training and Research—is now being tested at West Virginia University, and the backers hope to bring it to other schools. Students put on glasses to see images on their screens in 3-D, and they maneuver through the virtual chemical plant using a game pad—something like the controller for a gaming console— to get a feel for how everything works."

 

Getting close to rigorous online evaluations for employment. Imagine getting "digital badges" or some of credential as a result of successful completions. 

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Principal: Why our new educator evaluation system is unethical - Washington Post - Washington Post (blog)

Principal: Why our new educator evaluation system is unethical - Washington Post - Washington Post (blog) | School Leadership, Leadership, in General, Tools and Resources, Advice and humor | Scoop.it
Principal: Why our new educator evaluation system is unethical - Washington Post Washington Post (blog) regents Here's a new post from award-winning Principal Carol Burris of South Side High School in New York about the state's controversial new...
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The CIA's Best Kept Secret – Employee Retention? :: Refresh ...

The CIA's Best Kept Secret – Employee Retention? :: Refresh ... | School Leadership, Leadership, in General, Tools and Resources, Advice and humor | Scoop.it
Though it may not be the right fit for everyone and the actual daily routine may pale in comparison to the way it's portrayed in Hollywood, the men.
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Younger Workers Need a Career Narrative

Younger Workers Need a Career Narrative | School Leadership, Leadership, in General, Tools and Resources, Advice and humor | Scoop.it
Here's how to build one.
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What Your Interview Body Language Reveals About You | CAREEREALISM

What Your Interview Body Language Reveals About You | CAREEREALISM | School Leadership, Leadership, in General, Tools and Resources, Advice and humor | Scoop.it
Body language during an interview is as much a part of your communication style as what you say verbally, it’s really about how you say it.
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A “Nanodegree” May Be Your New Route To A Tech Job

A “Nanodegree” May Be Your New Route To A Tech Job | School Leadership, Leadership, in General, Tools and Resources, Advice and humor | Scoop.it
With short, focused training programs, Udacity gives students a career path.

 

This post is part of Hire Education, an occasional series about technological innovation in education and how it's reshaping the way students prepare themselves for a transformed workforce.


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6 Steps For Developing The Best Leadership Style For Your Company

6 Steps For Developing The Best Leadership Style For Your Company | School Leadership, Leadership, in General, Tools and Resources, Advice and humor | Scoop.it
The importance of strong business leadership cannot be emphasized enough. Good leadership brings in a higher quality (and quantity) of talent to your business, along with mentorship, motivation, and incentive.
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How To Ace 10 Of The Most Common Interview Questions

How To Ace 10 Of The Most Common Interview Questions | School Leadership, Leadership, in General, Tools and Resources, Advice and humor | Scoop.it
Here are the 50 most common interview questions with advice on how to prepare for and answer them.
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Social media slip-ups and how to fix them | USA TODAY College

Social media slip-ups and how to fix them | USA TODAY College | School Leadership, Leadership, in General, Tools and Resources, Advice and humor | Scoop.it
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The 10 Most Common Reasons Why Your Resume is Not Working

The 10 Most Common Reasons Why Your Resume is Not Working | School Leadership, Leadership, in General, Tools and Resources, Advice and humor | Scoop.it
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What's a Blog Post Worth? - On Hiring - The Chronicle of Higher Education

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Hiring Experts Reveal Resume Pet Peeves

Hiring Experts Reveal Resume Pet Peeves | School Leadership, Leadership, in General, Tools and Resources, Advice and humor | Scoop.it
Crafting a resume that is unique and impressive is the goal of every job seeker. However, there is no one blueprint to follow in this process. Despite that lack of guidance, one...
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15 Tips For Sprucing Up Your Resume In 30 Minutes | CAREEREALISM

15 Tips For Sprucing Up Your Resume In 30 Minutes | CAREEREALISM | School Leadership, Leadership, in General, Tools and Resources, Advice and humor | Scoop.it
Does your resume need a makeover? Give it a boost before sending it in. Find out how you can spruce up your resume in 30 minutes or less!
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Google Students

Google Students | School Leadership, Leadership, in General, Tools and Resources, Advice and humor | Scoop.it
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See the video from Google of what real summer interns go through their first week at Google. (You might also want to check out the movie trailer of the comedy starring owen wilson and vince vaughn). 

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Company Culture: 7 Tips On How You Can Plug In | CAREEREALISM

Company Culture: 7 Tips On How You Can Plug In | CAREEREALISM | School Leadership, Leadership, in General, Tools and Resources, Advice and humor | Scoop.it
A hot topic in the careers industry right now is company culture. As an outsider, how can you get 'in' at a company? Here are some tips.
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Want a top job? Do the math

Want a top job? Do the math | School Leadership, Leadership, in General, Tools and Resources, Advice and humor | Scoop.it
A rundown of the five worst and best jobs for 2011, according to CareerCast, including what the jobs pay, job prospects and working conditions.
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