The New-Hire Skills Gap: Is It Really a “Thing”?

Posted on by Denise James

Headlines in workforce news have been confusing lately: “Employers Aren’t Just Whining – the Skills Gap Is Real!” (Harvard Business Review); “Why the Skills Gap Does Not Exist” (Inc.); and “Can We Fix the Skills Gap?”…

Polk State Internship Program Coordinator Lynn Chisholm

The Scoop on Unpaid Internships

Posted on by Polk Newsroom

Polk State Internship Program Coordinator Lynn Chisholm

Still reeling from the #BlackSwanunpaidinternshiplawsuit backlash on unpaid internships? … Um, don’t know what I’m talking about? Well, in a nutshell, some interns worked for Fox Searchlight Pictures for about three years during the production…

Polk State Internship Program Coordinator Lynn Chisholm

Interns and New Hires: Show ‘Drive’ to Please Your Employer

Posted on by Christine Lee

Polk State Internship Program Coordinator Lynn Chisholm

I was in a local coffee shop recently, waiting to meet a local small business employer to talk about internships, and I overheard two well-dressed 30-something businessmen catching up on their respective companies at a…

Polk State Internship Program Coordinator Lynn Chisholm

Vision, Mission, and Values – and You!

Posted on by Christine Lee

Polk State Internship Program Coordinator Lynn Chisholm

So what does an organization’s strategic plan have to do with you getting an internship or a job? Just about everything. The employer may receive 20-200 applications for a single position. Once education, skill sets,…

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