This week we are talking all about the future of work. We have gathered links that examine how technology will shape the job market of the future. Also, we’ve included articles that should help the future of your work, and maybe finding a new job! Whether you’re interested in hearing about how the workforce world is changing, or just finding out the best ways to find a new job, read on below!
There are certain trends that have far reaching effects across different aspects of our lives. Of course, these trends also affect how we work, and how careers may change in the future. This article does a great job of rounding up 5 of the biggest forces affecting careers in 2018. Big data is one of the cited trends, along with the ‘internet of things’. If you’re looking for the reasons many careers are changing, this is a great place to start.
This is a great article for the future of your work. If you plan on finding a new job in 2018, this article is a good place to start. It also allows you to choose whether you want to read the article, or watch a video from Scott Dobroski, Glassdoor’s Community Expert. Whatever your medium of choice, there is great advice to be had here. You may not think to download a job description in case it is taken down later, and it’s tips like these that are incredibly valuable. Check out the full article for more valuable advice.
Not all of the technology changes are good, and one that scares many is automation. Automation has the potential to create jobs, but it also has the huge potential to eliminate jobs. Jobs with simple and repeatable tasks will be the first to go, since they are so easily recreated by a computer. This article is an interesting look into the possibilities automation may have on the workforce. One of the experts notes that creative and imaginative jobs are the ones that are most protected from the rise of automation.
If you’re someone who doesn’t rush into social interactions, a job interview can be a somewhat intimidating task. Sitting down in front of one, two, or even three interviewers and having to talk all about yourself is a tall order if you are an introvert. If you’re wondering how to best approach a job interview, this handy infographic is a great tool. It features some helpful guidance to prepare before an interview, and what to do during a job interview. There’s even some valuable advice about what to do after the job interview!
Do you wake up excited to go to work almost everyday? If not, you owe it to yourself to find a job that motivates you to get out of bed. This article aims to help you accomplish just that. By taking just a few steps, you will be on the path to your next great opportunity. It can be tough to get started, but as long as you focus on the positive thoughts of a great new opportunity, it gets much easier!
If you’re going to be finding a new job, one of the hurdles you will have to leap over is a job interview. It’s certainly not the final deciding factor in you getting hired, but it plays a huge role. Knowing how to answer a few of the more common interview questions will help you go into your next job interview with confidence. Give this a quick read so you know how to tackle some of the questions you are more likely to hear.
Most cities in the United States have been vying for Amazon’s attention ever since they announced that they would be building a second headquarters. While they haven’t made a final announcement yet, Amazon has released a list of the 20 finalists. It’s a great tactic to generate buzz, but it’s a smart move by Amazon. Wherever the HQ lands, it will bring along many new jobs with it. If one of the aforementioned finalist cities is near you, you may want to consider applying if that city is selected!
Have you ever tapped your network for some career advice only to receive conflicting reports? If so, it can be tough to know whose advice will provide the best outcome. If you’re stuck in this situation, don’t fret. Both parties involved are just trying to help, and steer you in the right direction. This great article from Fast Company will help you consider all factors influencing their advice and your situation so you make the smartest choice in your career.
2018 is going to be a very interesting year for the job market, and the way we work. We hope it will also be an exciting time for your career as well! All of the advice and information presented above should help you prepare for a successful year. The way we work is going to continuously change, and it’s important to stay up to date!