As of last Friday, it’s official: Skill-based hiring practices are the new normal at the nation’s largest employer (the federal government). On June 26, President Trump signed an executive order implementing “merit-based reforms that will replace degree-based hiring with skills- and competency-based hiring.” In this post, we’ll consider what this means for higher education and how a common skills language can help connect students, educators, and employers.
Emsi is pleased to announce the release of SkillsMatch: a new, free tool that provides personalized learning and work recommendations powered by skills data. Read on to see how SkillsMatch can help adult learners take a more informed, data-driven approach to their education and career exploration.
Due to the COVID-19 shutdown of the economy, millions of workers have been displaced and will be forced to seek either temporary work outside their current field or entirely new types of work. And each one is wondering, what can I do now? To answer this, they need to be able to describe the skills they have that will transfer well to other jobs and how to add that critical information to their resumes and profiles. That’s why we created Resume Optimizer.
We’re pleased to announce Emsi’s Resume Optimizer: a new skills-based prototype that will help people improve their resumes as they apply for new jobs. Now you can write clear, compelling resumes that feature the skills and competencies that employers value. What skills do you have? What skills are employers looking for? And which skills should you feature on your resume? Resume Optimizer answers all these.
Emsi is pleased to relaunch Emsi Skills, a site created late in 2019 dedicated to helping organizations access and apply hard-to-use skills data. Our goal with Emsi Skills is to create a common language between 1) people looking for the right work, 2) educators looking to align curriculum with labor market realities, and 3) businesses looking for people with the right skills.
Both employers and job seekers want to be efficient in the hiring process, and skills data helps them do it. With a clearer definition of a job, the needs of employers and the abilities of workers can be better matched in the job market. Furthermore, the likely transitions of workers and the education needed to make those transitions become clearer when using skills.