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‘Poor verbal skills and grammar’ presented at an interview is one of the “top four” interview mistakes according to York College of Pennsylvania’s Center for Professional Excellence.
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Troyer, B. (2012, May 30). College Grads Lacking Professionalism in the Workplace. Retrieved May 14, 2013, from http://comerecommended.com/2012/05/college-grads-lacking-professionalism-in-the-workplace-infographic/
Generation Y is accustomed to a much more lax atmosphere where sending text message-like emails from their smart phones is second nature. Recent grads are becoming more laid back, but their future workplace may not be.
The job market is as competitive as ever. As recent college graduates have looming school loans over their heads there is no better time to avoid the common mistakes of the rest of the Gen Y’ers vying for the same positions.
The 2012 “Professionalism in the Workplace Study” surveyed a national sample of HR professionals, upper class undergraduates, and managers or supervisors. The study helped to define professionalism and provide numbers to analyze the current state of professionalism in the American workforce.
It is important for recent graduates to take in to account the qualities most sought after by their next interviewer. From an HR standpoint, the most essential qualities of professionalism are listed below:
- Interpersonal skills (33.6%)
- Appearance (25.3%)
- Communication skills (24.9%)
- Time management (20.8%)
- Confidence (20.7%)
- Ethical (15.2%)
- Work ethic (14.2%)
- Knowledgeable (9.3%)
Full source report
York College of Pennsylvania. (2012). 2012 Professionalism in the Workplace Study. York, Pennsylvania. Retrieved from http://www.ycp.edu/media/yorkwebsite/cpe/2012-Professionalism-in-the-Workplace-Study.pdf
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An MIT engineer has founded a mechanical engineering company named Rethink Robotics that has developed an industrial robot which doesn’t take months to install and program. [The robot] can simply be plugged in and made ready to assume production-line functions in less than an hour - at a price of just $22,000 (€16,700). —
The digital revolution is destroying jobs faster than it is creating them.
But wait … there’s more… snippets from Schulz’s review of Brynjolfsson & McAfee, 2011.
The Taiwanese electronics-manufacturing giant Foxconn, which makes products such as the iPhone, has announced that it intends to gradually install over 1 million robots. Already now, local media have reported that three-quarters of Foxconn workers have been replaced by machines in some departments.
According to the usually accepted rule of thumb, when the economy rapidly grows, unemployment should decline, often by 1 percent for every 3 percent increase in GDP. According to this formula, the US should have almost full employment by now. Instead, even before the financial crisis, no additional jobs were created, although productivity surged at the fastest pace since World War II.
McAfee says that he has no doubt that “the list of activities in which people are better than machines is rapidly shrinking.”
Andrew McAfee: Are droids taking our jobs? (n.d.). Video on TED.com. Retrieved from http://www.ted.com/talks/andrew_mcafee_are_droids_taking_our_jobs.html
Brynjolfsson, E., & McAfee, A. (2011). Race Against The Machine: How the Digital Revolution is Accelerating Innovation, Driving Productivity, and Irreversibly Transforming Employment and the Economy. Digital Frontier Press.
Schulz, T. (2013, March 5). Speed of Innovation and Automation Threatens Global Labor Market. Spiegel Online. Retrieved from http://www.spiegel.de/international/business/speed-of-innovation-and-automation-threatens-global-labor-market-a-897412.html
He had the habit of travelling between Oxford and Bournemouth, where he often stayed,” Baillie Tolkien recounts. “When he left, he would put armfuls of papers into a suitcase which he always kept with him. When he arrived, he would sometimes pull out any sheet at random and start with that one!” On top of all this, the handwritten manuscripts were almost indecipherable because his handwriting was so cramped. —
Chaordic creativity from J R R Tolkien, creator of Middle Earth, author of the novels “The Hobbit” and “The Lord of the Rings”.
Baillie Tolkien is the wife of Christopher Tolkien, J R R Tolkien’s son.
Rérolle, R. (2012, December 5). My Father’s “Eviscerated” Work - Son of Hobbit Scribe J.R.R. Tolkien Finally Speaks Out. Le Monde/WorldCrunch. Retrieved from http://www.worldcrunch.com/culture-society/my-father-039-s-quot-eviscerated-quot-work-son-of-hobbit-scribe-j.r.r.-tolkien-finally-speaks-out/hobbit-silmarillion-lord-of-rings/c3s10299/