The modern job market looks very different from that of only a few years ago. What people are looking for, and how they’re preparing is much different. Social media giants like Facebook and LinkedIn are stepping up their job search capabilities, making it ever important to have updated profiles. In today’s blog we’ll share articles that cover how to update your digital presence, and what to expect from the job market.
This blog from Indeed utilizes the site’s vast amount of data to see what is going on right now in the online job market. Indeed has compiled a list of search terms with the highest growth rate on their site. This is a great way to see what types of jobs are currently sought after by professionals. Some of the top rising search terms may surprise you! Professionals are showing a growing interest in remote jobs that allow working from home, as well as jobs associated with cannabis/marijuana, as more states legalize. Check out the full article for more interesting trends.
LinkedIn has been rolling out a steady stream of updates and new features to the platform this year. The latest feature being tested was just fully rolled out a few days ago. It’s called ‘Career Advice’, and allows you to select and link up with a mentor. Once the connection is made, it’s up to the two professionals to take the mentor relationship further. Many professionals are looking for career advice, but can’t find a mentor to share the wisdom. Hopefully this new feature can help to bridge that gap.
Unemployment in the United States is at record lows currently, and it’s causing many companies to think outside of the normal qualifications. Since companies are struggling to find talent through the typical means, it is forcing them to look at a new candidate pool. If you’re wondering how the new low of unemployment is affecting the job market, this link can fill you in.
We’ve previously discussed the importance of social media to a modern job search on our blog. However, this NY Times article takes the cake for the most comprehensive post to get your social media ‘job search ready’. ILinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and even Snapchat all get their own section that is complete with advice and a thorough explanation of how it impacts your career. If you are looking for a job and want to get your social media up to speed, this guide is all you need!
As a recruitment firm, we encourage candidates to send thank you notes to any companies they may interview. It sends a nice message, and shows that you appreciated them giving you some time out of their day. However, times are changing, and written thank you notes may be out of date. This article debates the merits of still using a thank you note, and how to do so in a way that makes sense.
Based on the first link in this week’s roundup, remote work is in high demand right now. May professionals are looking for better work/life balance, and remote work is one way to accomplish it. However, there are certain traits you need to possess to actually be successful working from home. Wondering if you have the right traits? Click through the link to see what they believe is the right personality for remote work.
Being social at work is great, since it brings the team closer together and builds a sense of camaraderie. However, some topics should never be discussed, and there are a few things you shouldn’t disclose about yourself. Mentioning one of these things could impact your day to day work environment in a negative way. For instance, talking politics could damage your relationships with coworkers, especially given the current political climate. Check out the full article for more topics to avoid at work.
As mentioned by one of the previous articles, recruiters are having to re-evaluate the types of candidates they look for. Professionals who are looking to re-enter the workforce are being given more consideration now. This means if you are currently not working but looking to re-enter the workforce, you should do all you can to make yourself enticing to a recruiter. Check out the full article if you’re looking to make that transition.
The job market will continue to change, and the way we job search will always be evolving. However, we’ll keep you up to date every week with the latest and greatest in job market, job search, and career news and advice. Check back again next week for another batch of links!