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Covid and Career Shifts in US – Most unemployed have considered changing occupations

About half of U.S. adults who are currently unemployed and are looking for a job are pessimistic about their prospects for future employment. A new Pew Research Center survey finds that about half of U.S. adults who are currently unemployed, furloughed or temporarily laid off and are looking for a job are pessimistic about their … Continue reading

Careers Within a Firm in US – Wage growth for young workers deteriorated substantially in the first decade of the 2000s

With falling labor market dynamism in the United States, opportunities within firms take on increasing importance in young workers’ career progression. Developing a variety of occupational ranking metrics, the author shows that occupational mobility within firms follows a standard life cycle pattern in which the frequency, distance, and wage return from mobility falls with age. … Continue reading

Career Counseling in Japan – People in a better situation in terms of satisfaction, regular employment ratios, annual income and promotion

In FY2016, the Japan Institute for Labour Policy and Training (JILPT) conducted a large-scale questionnaire survey to search for evidence on the effects of career counseling. In the survey, subjects were divided into those with past experience of receiving career counseling or similar types of counseling support, and those without such experience. Both groups were … Continue reading

Children’s Career Aspirations – They have little in common with projected workforce needs survey finds

Education and Employers, today launched a landmark report, Drawing the Future, which revealed that the difference between children’s career aspirations from age seven to 17 are marginal, and too often based on gender stereotypes, socio-economic backgrounds and by TV, film and radio. The report also shows that some sectors vital for economic health look set … Continue reading

Educational Choices in UK – Leaving the decision until the deadline

This research set out to test the hypothesis: given the current complexity of the post-16 educational landscape, learners can experience difficulties making fully-informed choices and navigating technical education routes in particular. The aim was to assess how young people make educational choices post-16 and what information they use. The objectives were as follows: • To … Continue reading

Career Choices in UK – The right advice, in the right place, at the right time

1. This careers strategy is part of our plan to make Britain fairer, improve social mobility and offer opportunity to everyone. Our ambitious, modern Industrial Strategy sets out a long-term plan to boost national productivity and the earning power of people throughout the country. We want every person, no matter what their background is, to … Continue reading

STEM – What kind of careers in science do 15-year-old boys and girls expect for themselves?

What kind of careers in science do 15-year-old boys and girls expect for themselves? • On average across OECD countries, almost one in four students – whether boy or girl – expects to work in an occupation that requires further science training beyond compulsory education. • Boys are more than twice as likely as girls … Continue reading

Career Moves to Make in Your 30s – The 5 top

Take these five steps to put yourself on track for expanded responsibilities. 1. Bolster Leadership Skills 2. Foster Peer Relationships 3. Keep Ex-Bosses In Your Corner 4. Manage Your Public Image 5. Upgrade Your Industry Efforts Chosen excerpts by Job Market Monitor. Read the whole story at  5 Best Career Moves to Make in Your 30s … Continue reading

Career – 8 Threats to success

Provided below are the eight most overlooked threats to a successful career. While these tactics won’t guarantee that you’re spared the rod, they will give you a fighting chance. 1. Befriending your co-workers 2. Trusting your boss 3. Putting in too many hours 4. Letting others take credit for your work 5. Staying at your … Continue reading

US – Most graduates have changed careers once by the age of 24

Most of today’s graduates have already changed careers at least once by the age of 24, new research has found. So if you’ve started your career and are already thinking about quitting, you’re in good company. This is also good news the Class of 2014, who may be worried about making a ‘mistake’ when choosing … Continue reading

Youth / 25 Jobs in One Career for Gen Y

At 2.6 years per job, over 50+ years in the workforce, plus several temp assignments and contracts means that Gen Y can expect to hold 20-25 jobs over the course of a career. Continue reading

Retired / How to Make a Living and a Difference in the Second Half of Life (Video)

At one time, many people in the Western world anticipated retiring in their 50s or 60s. Now, they are embarking on new careers at the very time that they might have previously been expected to begin a life of leisure. Increased longevity and a drive to keep contributing to society have led to what are … Continue reading

US / 68 percent willing to take pay cut for more personally meaningful careers

Today’s top professionals and recent graduates expect their careers to provide more than just an income, a survey released by Philips North America found. The Philips Work/Life Survey examined key factors of Americans’ job happiness, with a particular focus on their ability to bring personal interests to their workplace career as a way to create … Continue reading

India / 94% women think they have successful career

A majority of women (63%) worldwide define professional success as having the right balance between work and personal life and nearly three quarters of women (74%) believe they can ‘have it all’, according to the What Women Want @ Work study released by LinkedIn. The study reveals that 94% of Indian women surveyed in a … Continue reading

Career / The Top Five Regrets

Disappointment doesn’t discriminate; no matter what industry the individual operated in, what role they had been given, or whether they were soaring successes or mired in failure, five dominant themes shone through. Importantly, the effects of bad career decisions and disconfirmed expectancies were felt equally across age groups. Here were the group’s top five career … Continue reading

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