Livefyre Profile

Activity Stream

What an interesting article!  Alex-you are so right.  Yes, unemployment is high but 600,000 jobs are still unfilled because manufacturers can’t find people with the right skills!  What does this mean?  While four year BAs are still important, a recent Deloitte report (titled Brawn from Brains) argues that in order for American talent to stay competitive in a skills-based economy our country must move beyond the bounds of traditional education. In fact, authors Bill Eggers and John Hagel suggest that "the skills that graduates acquire after four years of college will soon have an expected shelf life of only five years, meaning that skills learned in school can become outdated long before the student loans are paid off." (  

2 years, 7 months ago on Outdated Job Skills, Poor Job Performance, and Lack of a Plan Can Keep You From Getting a New Job