A Mismatched Workforce
Have you taken a look at the job market lately? Surveys and statistics point to accounting as a profession that is bucking the economic downturn trend and, while we might not be seeing full employment, at least there are still opportunities. But an interesting interview with Experis, a workforce solutions company, indicates that it's not all roses and lollipops in the accounting profession when it comes to finding the right employees for the jobs.
Employers, it seems, tend to look for specific skills and characteristics when considering potential employees, whilst the job seekers who have certain skills are guilty of pricing themselves out of the market because they know they've got what employers want. Surely this is a small problem when compared to the throngs of situations where people are just plain out of work, but nevertheless, the problem appears to exist.
Prior to this role, Caleb served as the editor of Going Concern since its founding in 2009. During his time as editor, Going Concern quickly became one of the most popular and talked about websites in the accounting profession. He has been named one of Accounting Today's Top 100 Most Influential People every year since 2011 and has been published on numerous websites, including Above the Law, Deadspin, Denver Business Journal, and the Huffington Post.
Caleb is an adjunct professor of journalism the Community College of Denver in Denver, Colorado, where he teaches Internet Media.
Prior to falling bass ackwards into the media business, Caleb spent over five years working in public accounting, with more than three of those years at KPMG. Caleb received a Master of Science in Accounting from Colorado State University and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Nebraska at Kearney.
Caleb spends a lot of time on a bicycle and reading, but never at the same time.