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Why understanding local labor markets will be critical to our economic recovery.

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Does your resume leave out your most hirable traits?

Soft skills are at a premium in today’s job market. In a 2013 survey, nearly 44 percent of senior executives reported that candidates’ lack of soft skills, such as communication and critical thinking, made it difficult to fill jobs. But many workers are already developing these skills every day. Here are some ways to call attention to those skills.

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Are College Degrees Becoming Obsolete?

For decades, employers have relied on educational credentials—like the high school diploma and bachelor’s degree—to sort and filter job applicants. Degrees from highly selective colleges have a powerful brand attached …

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