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What do younger and older workers think about job skills?

by on March 14, 2012

A report from learndirect identifies a perception gap between what jobseekers and employers think are the key skills to getting a job.

The Age and Employment Network (TAEN) assess the findings and compare the over 50s with those aged 16-21. See the results here.

They highlight IT as an area of difference between these age groups: Only 12 per cent of older job seekers say they are most confident in their IT skills, with 31 per cent struggling to use spreadsheets and 34 per cent with presentations. 42 per cent of over 50s feel IT-related qualifications would be beneficial to them whereas only half as many 16-21 year olds feel the same.

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