The U.S. labor shortage remains problematic for many employers, and a skills gap is exacerbating the situation as companies struggle to find employees who fit their needs.

According to McKinsey & Company, 87% of companies worldwide acknowledge either a current or future skills gap. As people seek a new position or advancement in the wake of the Great Resignation, Great Reset or Great Realization – however you choose to term it – it’s incumbent on them to investigate where they are lacking and acquire those competencies employers are seeking, says Jennifer T. Long (, a Certified Master Coach and ForbesBooks author of Own Up!: How To Hold People Accountable Without All The Drama.

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