The Bachelor’s Degree: An Outdated Proxy for Workplace Skills?

The Bachelor’s Degree: An Outdated Proxy for Workplace Skills?

“Jobs don’t require degrees. Employers do.” When the Hechinger Report published Lawrence Lanahan’s article querying “What if we hired for skills, not degrees?”, it was the latest in a recent barrage of thought pieces exploring a pressing issue for working adults and employers nationwide: the bachelor’s degree gating mechanism for jobs providing financial stability, includingRead More…

“Future-proof” jobs don’t require futuristic skills

“Future-proof” jobs don’t require futuristic skills

What do insurance underwriters, short-order cooks, bank tellers, and lab technicians have in common? According to Oxford University, they’re all working in jobs that have at least a 90 percent chance of being automated.   At first glance, that’s an intimidating statistic. If four jobs that require such vastly different skills are all at highRead More…