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There’s a huge disconnect between how well academia its doing in producing the employees of the future, and the business view of that job. (Photo: Shutterstock)

The manager of a billion-dollar-plus investment fund for a major organization shook his head as he ordered a beer. He’d been attempting to fill a key staff position for months. And although he’d sifted through nearly 200 resumes, not a single one had the basic requirements called for.

Dan Cook

Dan Cook is a journalist and communications consultant based in Portland, OR. During his journalism career he has been a reporter and editor for a variety of media companies, including American Lawyer Media, BusinessWeek, Newhouse Newspapers, Knight-Ridder, Time Inc., and Reuters. He specializes in health care and insurance related coverage for BenefitsPRO.

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