World Congress 2012:
Key Positions Hard to Fill,
Complain U.S. Firms
This year's World Congress concluded this Wednesday and if you didn't attend, you missed out on 3 information-packed days. Take a moment to check out the World Congress general session wrap-ups to receive important takeaways from each session.
The results of a recent survey revealed that over the past year, two-thirds of the 110 U.S. organizations surveyed have found it difficult to fill key positions. This is shocking based on the current job market, but it's enlightening for the entry-level professional to know that the growing trend is to hire the "teachable fit." This means that if you don't have all the prerequisite job skills, you may still land the job if they feel you have the potential to grow.
Have you been following the news regarding the $109 billion in sequestration budget cuts scheduled to go into effect January 2, 2013? These cuts could mean hiring freezes, furloughs and staffing reductions at the Department of Defense, Federal Bureau of Investigation, U.S. Border Patrol, and Transportation Security Administration.