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Why Good People Can’t Get Jobs: Chasing After the ‘Purple Squirrel’

June 20th, 2012

Episode 42 of 652 episodes

Wharton management professor Peter Cappelli's most recent book -- Why Good People Can't Get Jobs: The Skills Gap and What Companies Can Do About It -- has inspired a reaction from just about every group with a stake in today's workforce: employers, employees, recruiters, academics and media commentators. Cappelli debunks the oft-repeated argument from employers that applicants don't have the skills needed for today's jobs. Instead, he puts much of the blame on companies themselves. In this interview with [email protected], Cappelli talks about his book, the current labor market and how the job hunting process can be vastly improved. (Podcast with transcript)