It’s no big secret that when interviewing for a job, prospective employers look for more than just references and what’s in a candidate’s résumé; new research shows that organizations today are looking at the right cultural fit over skill-sets per se, notes an article in Forbes.
Welcome to the new world, where your digital footprint is as important as that piece of paper you carry to job interviews saying you have earned a degree.
Over the past month, Digital News Asia's Edwin Yapp has interviewed a cross section of people to bring you our inaugural cover story, on the state of our information and communication technology (ICT) graduates. One of the most glaring takeaways unearthed while writing these stories was that many graduates today find it difficult to communicate, let alone pass stressful and stringent technical interviews. As a result, many employers struggle to fill positions because our ICT graduates in general aren't able to function well without this ability to communicate.
THE Malaysian Information and Communications Technology (ICT) industry is facing one of its greatest challenges and strangest dichotomies: A lack of skilled workers and a glut of jobs. In essence, there are too many jobs out there not being filled, while you get complaints that too many graduates cannot find jobs. DNA explores how we got to this impasse.