The Four Pillars of Employable Talent
What is Employability, and how to develop it or hire for it?
More people are chasing fewer jobs than ever before, including legions of downsized executives and newly college graduates.
In his book The Four Pillars of Employable Talent, David C. Miles, Ed.D., SPHR, CMF, shares how organizations have changed their recruiting processes and what talent managers are looking for in job candidates.
Dr. Miles offers readers thought-provoking analyses of the changes that have transformed the workplace as well as a compelling argument for why an individual must possess four key attributes of employability in a challenging job market: resilience, balance, strategic career planning, and active financial planning. He concludes by exploring how each of the five generations comprising today’s workforce—Seniors, Baby Boomers, Generation Xers, Millennials, and I-Gen’s—perceive and embrace each of the Four Pillars.
Dr. David Miles
Dr. Miles bases much of his book on his research with transitioning executives and on his experience first as an HR executive in corporate America and then as the Chairman of Miles LeHane Cos., Inc., an independent consultancy in Northern Virginia that specializes in strategic and talent management.
In his books, Dr. David Miles offers practical advice to talent managers, new college graduates (and their mentors) as well as executives and employees in transition. He places special emphasis on being able to articulate contributive value in both resumes and interviews.
“A must read”
Building Block Essentials
Building Block Essentials is a tactical 14-step process that every job hunter should complete before launching their job search. A companion piece to The Four Pillars of Employable Talent, Building Block Essentials is a review of important tactics that are now required when implementing the Four Pillars of employability.
Both strategy and tactics must come together to help you stand out from other candidates and be considered for key positions in your field. Once you have integrated both principles, you can truly be considered “employable talent.”
In his latest book, Dr. David Miles offers job seekers specific, practical advice on how they can put their genius in front of hiring managers. He covers the basics—like building a resume, biography and cover letter—as well as more advanced tactics, such as managing the interview and responding to critical questions. Also learn key components to the art of negotiating the job offer.
“Finally a book every HR Professional needs!”
Karen Reinhart – HR Director US Travel Association
Building Block Essentials was written as a companion to Dr. Miles’ first book. The Four Pillars of Employable Talent presents thought-provoking analyses of the changes that have transformed the workplace as well as the new criteria that HR managers now use to define employable talent. Together, these two books will help all career seekers craft a compelling story as to why they are the candidates of choice.
Dr. Miles bases much of his book on his research on his experience first as an HR executive and then as the Chairman of Miles LeHane Cos., Inc., an independent consultancy in Northern Virginia that specializes in strategic and talent management.