Innovation Hub: Jobs, Jobs, Jobs
By Kara Miller
Jan. 6, 2012
BOSTON — This weekend's Innovation Hub looks at the landscape for jobs in 2012. There is hope, as Friday's improved unemployment stats show. IHub host Kara Miller shared some of her guests' suggestions.
- Finish college. The unemployment rate for people with a bachelor's degree isn't 8.5 percent — it's just over 4 percent.
- If you're choosing a career field, consider technology, health care and life sciences, including biopharmaceuticals. These industries are booming in the Boston area — and they need workers.
- Use social media. "That is a viable way of making things happen," says Dave Sanford, an executive vice president at the staffing firm Winter, Wyman. "The great thing about LinkedIn is that a cold call becomes a warm call."
Listen to the complete conversation on 89.7 WGBH at 7:00 a.m. Saturday or 10:00 p.m. Sunday, or here at wgbhnews.org.
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About Innovation HubEach week, Kara Miller talks to Boston's most innovative thinkers, examining new ideas and potential solutions to today’s many challenges. Topics range from education to health care to green energy. Join us on Saturdays at 7 a.m. and Sundays at 10 p.m.
As a radio host, Kara Miller has interviewed thinkers from E.J. Dionne to Howard Gardner, Deepak Chopra to Lani Guinier. She is a panelist on WGBH-TV's "Beat the Press," as well as an Assistant Professor at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. Her writing has appeared in The Boston Globe, The National Journal, The Boston Herald, Boston Magazine, and The International Herald Tribune.
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