Category Archives: Learning Tools

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3 Ways Social Media Can Help You Land a Job (And Keep It)

What a great article.  And great to see a CEO wanting the technology he is involved in to actually help graduates.

Love this quote.

“My point is that as social media becomes incorporated more fully into business (and it will!) being savvy about Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn will become a critical skill set. In today’s business landscape, jobs are becoming less specialized and more general; the more you know, the more hireable you become.”

Suggests to me that new graduates when they apply for jobs, will more and more be judged on their own credentials. And they’ll have to show a genuine interest (and better still would be passion) in the job they are applying for.

http://blog.hootsuite.com/3-ways-get-a-job/

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In Head-Hunting, Big Data May Not Be Such a Big Deal

Shame about the title of the article, because it actually has a very revealing quote from Google.

Q. Other insights from the data you’ve gathered about Google employees?

A. One of the things we’ve seen from all our data crunching is that G.P.A.’s are worthless as a criteria for hiring, and test scores are worthless — no correlation at all except for brand-new college grads, where there’s a slight correlation. Google famously used to ask everyone for a transcript and G.P.A.’s and test scores, but we don’t anymore, unless you’re just a few years out of school. We found that they don’t predict anything.

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/06/20/business/in-head-hunting-big-data-may-not-be-such-a-big-deal.html?_r=0

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StageLearn

Looks like a good resource, especially for home learners.  Frightening some of the stats on the US K-12 system.  Especially worrying that only 17% of engineer graduates are female.

Will be important that they keep the content of the case studies updated. I wish them the best of luck.

http://www.stagelearn.org/t1/History