Bizenko posts

Still Uh-oh!

We posted a few weeks ago about the gap between student expectation of their qualifications and the employers satisfaction (http://www.bizenko.co.uk/uh-oh/) Basically, young people are encouraged to invest lots of time, effort (and money) on academic qualifications. It turns out that …

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Equal partners?

Securing a job should be a balanced, two-way negotiation. Each partner has to get something “out of” the exchange. For many years, I think there’s been an imbalance here, with numerous hungry candidates chasing a smaller number of jobs. It …

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10 (+) jobs, at least 2 occupations

The CDI (Career development institute) have published a “Manifesto for the General Election 2017“, and it contains some great suggestions. The highlight (as far as bizenko is concerned) is the idea of an “all-age career development service”.  The manifesto explains …

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Uh-Oh!

Oh dear! Our skills training system isn’t making the grade (according to the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development). http://www2.cipd.co.uk/pm/peoplemanagement/b/weblog/archive/2017/04/19/uk-sleepwalking-into-skills-crisis-cipd-warns.aspx All that effort within our academic education system, and it’s not generating the results that employers desire. “Poor management has …

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Work experience

A great article about work experience from Jayne Dowle. It makes a very useful point about the extent to which young people are left to their own devices when planning their career support. I understand that initiative is part of …

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2016 – Very little change

In a year of unexpected events and momentous change, it is my sad duty to report that very little changed during 2016 in the world of career planning. I wrote in December 2015 about the fundamental mis-alignment of the vested …

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