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17 AUG 2021  |  ISSUE 362

Dear Members and Friends

For a country that placed far too much emphasis on paper qualifications for decades, the new LinkedIn Skills Path initiative is most welcome. It aims to encourage and facilitate hiring based on skills not qualifications.

Chief among the skills needed for any job is the right attitude to work. A positive attitude goes a long way. It enables enthusiasm for learning - the willingness to acquire new skills and to burnish them by practise. Ask most private sector employers and they will tell you attitude trumps qualifications every time.

Other core skills needed for any role are the ability to speak and write clearly and effectively and the willingness to collaborate in teams to serve customers.

I wish the new initiative every success. It should benefit job seekers and employers alike.

In recent years the job market’s chief problems have been sub-par attitudes to work coupled with the misplaced self-entitlement which comes from thinking a degree is the be all and end all of achievement and learning. It is not and never was.

If you don’t already do so, I hope you will now hire based on skills not qualifications.

Yours faithfully
Victor Mills
Chief Executive
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