Today, it's still a fact that many employers require job applicants to have a traditional four year degree, and that finding work is often a combination of academic achievement, internships, and networking. But this isn’t the only formula for making a successful living. How can we change these mindsets to allow more workers to build satisfying careers and create a more diverse labor market? There are always opportunities to grow and opportunities to advance. Learning the necessary skills and finding the best place to apply them is the trick. In this episode, Brian Lowery talks first to Raquel Garnett, a healthcare worker looking to upgrade her skills and move into the tech industry. Then, Pathstream CEO Eleanor Cooper discusses how the company's platform helps employers identify and nurture talent from within their own organizations.
Brian Lowery is a Professor of Organizational Behavior and a social psychologist by training. He received his doctorate from UCLA in 2001 with a minor in statistical methods.
Raquel Garnett is an A/R Analyst, Revenue Cycle Manager, and Healthcare Technology Consultant.
Eleanor is the co-founder and CEO of Pathstream.