Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Job Boards, Applicant Tracking Systems and other work search methods from PBS Newshour

I would make a distinction between the employer job postings (specifically from the employer's site) and the major Internet job boards. I also endorse Peter Cappelli's Why Good People Can't Get Jobs, which provides a good explanation of how an Applicant Tracking System (ATS) can defeat job seekers.

Watch Is Applying for Jobs Online an Effective Way to Find Work? on PBS. See more from PBS NewsHour.

Why you should learn to code

Though I don't think that the ability to code will save the world (or your career) some basic coding, just like some basic math, should be a requirement for most "knowledge workers". The infographic is courtesy OnlineCollege
Programming Infographic