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Digital Transformation is key to business growth and talent is needed in all areas.

📰 In this issue

🔹 Opportunity: Expertise in digital comes in all flavors - NFT, DLT, AI, XR, VR, An interview with the digital strategy lead for a $100B multinational

🔹 Trends: What’s happening in the jobs marketplace from your perspective.

🔹 Tools: Get up to speed on AI - Don’t get replaced.

🔹 Sparks Know how to create and project a professional image online, Tips on How to Thrive in Today’s Job Market & Transforming Fear Into Opportunity

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Doubling Down on Digital: Mondelēz Pursues Experts to Grow Revenues

We’re not sure if Mondelez's digital transformation will make Oreos taste better, but it's a step in the right direction for their shareholders' wallets. Sara Godschalk, SVP of Communications at Swirlds Labs, sits down with Xiang Xu, a leading figure from Mondelēz, a $100B company and one of Hedera's newest council members, to discuss the company's digital transformation and how it's adapting to the modern digital economy.

  • Mondelez's strategic pivot towards digital innovation and its efforts to integrate blockchain and distributed ledger technologies (DLTs) to revolutionize consumer engagement and combat fraud.

  • Digital transformation is a crucial pillar in achieving this goal, particularly through direct consumer engagement via new technologies like NFTs and blockchain, which are pivotal for thriving in the digital economy.

  • Xu also shares his thoughts on the potential of blockchain and DLTs in revolutionizing consumer engagement and how Mondelez is leveraging these technologies to stay ahead of the curve.

  • Overall, this episode of "Gossip About Gossip" offers a fascinating look into Mondelez's digital transformation journey and provides valuable insights for businesses looking to adapt to the changing digital landscape.

🔥 Why You Should Care - The digital economy is making its way rapidly into all facets of business, and W3 is becoming more integrated. Mondelēz is a global retail behemoth that is embracing the future.
🔑 Key Point - Blockchain, NFT, DLT, AI, XR, VR Digital Transformation key to doubling revenues in the next five years. They need talent.

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The Job Market's Surprising Conundrum: A Candidate's Perspective

The job market is on fire! New jobs are being created left and right, wages are rising, and job openings are at an all-time high. Sounds like a job seeker's paradise, right? Well, not so fast. Despite these favorable conditions, many job candidates are finding it tough to land a role.

A recent survey by Insight Global found that half of job seekers feel "completely burned out" by the job search process. What's going on? Well, for starters, employers aren't as desperate to hire as they were during the Great Resignation of 2021 and 2022. They're not offering as many salary bumps or remote work arrangements, and they're being pickier about who they hire. Another issue is that many candidates lack the skills needed for the jobs that are available.

With so many new jobs being created, it's hard for job seekers to keep up! Shanda Mints, VP of Korn Ferry's Americas RPO Implementation business, notes that there are many jobs now that didn't exist five years ago, and it's forcing candidates to reskill themselves, which can take time and money.

Technology has made it easier than ever to apply for multiple roles, but it can also lead to frustration. Software that facilitates applications can lead to hundreds or thousands of rejections, and it can take days, weeks, or even forever to hear back from employers. Even when communication is established, the recruitment process can be long and drawn out.

So, what's the deal? Why are job seekers struggling when the job market seems so hot? At the end of the day, employers are being more selective, and job seekers are struggling to keep up with the rapidly changing job market. But don't worry, job seekers! This too shall pass. The job market is constantly evolving, and conditions will change again. In the meantime, it's important to stay adaptable, keep building your skills, and don't get discouraged by rejection. Remember, it only takes one yes to land your dream job!

🔥 Why You Should Care - Staying informed is key to lateral moves.
🔑 Key Point - Stay adaptable, keep building your skills

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