Educational Technology

May 26, 2021

Skills Are Great — But It’s Who You Know That Lands You a Job

Filed under: Educational Technology — admin @ 12:30 am

Julia Freeland Fisher and Mahnaz Charania, EdSurge

As well-intentioned as these education and workforce investments may be, the inconvenient truth is that skills and jobs aren’t one and the same. The reality, in fact, is much messier. And more human. Social networks and relationships function as something of an unspoken currency in the world of work. An estimated half of all jobs come through personal connections. And even earlier in the educational pipeline, students’ networks are proven to shape their career ambitions.

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