‘Guide To Kickstarting Your Career’ Lists Top Jobs, Industries & Cities Of 2023

LinkedIn's 'Guide To Kickstarting Your Career' Lists Top Jobs, Industries & Cities Of 2023

From LinkedIn: New grads and career starters are entering an uncertain, volatile job market. Amid record inflation, rising interest rates and the possibility of a looming recession, employers have begun to pull back on hiring.

The LinkedIn Hiring Rate, which tracks the velocity of LinkedIn members updating their profiles with new jobs each month, was down nearly 32% year-over-year in April for career starters with a bachelor’s degree and down 21% for those without a BA.

The overall U.S. hiring rate decreased by just 0.1% from March to April. Compared to last year, though, hiring was down by 29% in April, according to LinkedIn data.

This pullback comes on the heels of a rapid economic recovery in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

“We saw millions of people lose their jobs in the pandemic and then we saw a pretty robust bounceback,” explains Elise Gould, a senior economist at the Economic Policy Institute. “All the relief measures came on board, and it helped feed the recovery. Very quickly, within two years, we got back to the private-sector level of employment we had before the pandemic.”

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LinkedIn's 'Guide To Kickstarting Your Career' Lists Top Jobs, Industries & Cities Of 2023

Harvard Senior Lecturer Tony Mayo

Five Harvard Business School faculty members receive Class of 2023 Faculty Teaching Award honors 

From Boston: Students from the Harvard Business School (HBS) graduating class of 2023 honored five faculty members with Faculty Teaching Award honors. Tony Mayo, Sophus Reinert, Charlotte Robertson, Tom Nicholas, and Meg Rithmire were recognized for their excellence and dedication to teaching, and for the positive impact they had both in and out of the classroom.

Students were asked to identify professors who have enhanced the learning experience and to reflect on which professor best demonstrated the following six criteria in both their Required Curriculum (RC) first year and Elective Curriculum (EC) second year:

  • Inspiration: transfers passion for the subject matter to students
  • Knowledge Transfer: makes difficult course material accessible to all students through clear explanations and demonstrated relevance
  • Accessibility: available to students outside the classroom on a personal and professional basis
  • Career Guidance: helps to identify industry contacts and evaluate potential career options
  • Quality of Life: helps to improve the quality of life on campus
  • Feedback: provides feedback that contributes to professional and personal development

“HBS faculty play an outsized role in the student experience—not just in the classroom, but beyond, through mentoring, making themselves available for students to discuss business concepts and ideas, or even helping develop new ventures,” said Sam Deutsch, Katie Donnewald, and Temi Olonilua, 2023 Class Day Committee co-chairs. “This year’s Faculty Teaching Award recipients are no different, as they had a profound impact on the Class of 2023 through our two years here. On behalf of our entire class, we congratulate this year’s winners, and thank all the faculty for their continued support.”

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ESCP & Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business launch dual MBA to train global business leaders 

From Beijing: ESCP Business School and Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business have announced the launch of a unique dual MBA program that will offer students an unparalleled opportunity to study in a truly global program with key strategic differentiations. The dual MBA, taught in English and delivered primarily in Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) countries (including China) and Europe (including France), will combine the expertise of both institutions to provide students with a global perspective, introduce the latest trends in business, technology, digitalization and unicorn companies, and to propel them to foster social innovation.

Students of the dual MBA program will gain global perspective by studying in several locations, leveraging CKGSB’ s China campuses in Beijing, Shanghai and Shenzhen, CKGSB’s partner institutions in Dubai, Singapore, Seoul and Tokyo, and ESCP’s six campuses across Europe—Berlin, London, Madrid, Paris, Turin and Warsaw. The dual MBA program is designed to provide participants with the best of both worlds, combining CKGSB’s deep knowledge of RCEP markets (and the wider Asia region) and ESCP’s long-standing reputation as the world’s oldest business school and leader for international course experience.

The program will also offer insights for start-ups that seek to scale up and become unicorn companies. CKGSB founding dean and professor of China business and globalization Xiang Bing explained that “CKGSB is the first business school to offer programs specifically designed for unicorn and soon-to-be unicorn founders since 2015. We have done so in partnership with prominent Chinese and Fortune 500 companies like Alibaba, Amazon, Bytedance, Baidu, JD, Microsoft (China) and Tencent, and we are now building a global ecosystem that fosters a new generation of economic disruptors with an enhanced emphasis on global responsibility, social purpose and a long-term perspective.”

Dean Xiang added that “We are thrilled to partner with ESCP on the dual MBA program, which we hope can contribute to this global ecosystem and in turn play an instrumental role in improving young people’s upward social mobility, being economically and socially valuable for both advanced and developing economies.”

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