The Rise of the Hybrid Job And why schools and students should care

  • Recent study, commissioned by Bentley University
  • Researchers examined 24 million job listings
  • Looked for key skills across nine industries
"Employees must demonstrate deeper and broader competencies to be marketable."
Employers want multifaceted employees who possess hard skills such as database technology, coupled with traditional soft skills like communication and collaboration
The 21st-century workplace demands versatility.
"Regardless of function, employees need to be able to effectively communicate what the data means and apply it to big-picture objectives," --- Susan Brennan, associate VP of university career services, Bentley University
"The best preparation for the changing job market begins in higher education and calls for a combination of professional courses with arts and sciences,"

--Gloria Cordes Larson, president, Bentley University

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Also, the data revealed ... far too many (students) are graduating high school and completing postsecondary education without receiving the right skills needed to enter a competitive, global workforce that is becoming more and more technology-based.

-- Excerpt from recent eSchoolNews article, Shocking data reveals Millennials lacking skills across board

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