Friday Link Round-Up

Before we get into this week's links, just a reminder to:

SAVE THE DATE!

The 30th Annual GSETA Conference is scheduled for September 12-13, 2012.

Now for our links:

  • The Skills Gap is Bunk–Wharton Business School Professor Peter Capelli thinks we need to take another look at the purported skills gap as a reason for high unemployment. It's employer hiring and training practices that may be the culprit.
  • Job Openings Aren't What They Used to Be–In a related note, Bloomburg takes a look at "recruiting intensity"–the level of effort companies are putting into actually filling the openings they say they have–and finds that it's not very high. 
  • How to Change a Habit–One could argue that job search is about establishing some good habits. This graphic helps people set up new habits.