3 job-hunting hacks

3 job-hunting hacks

3 job-hunting hacks

If you are looking to change your job there’s never been a better time to start!

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The Great Resignation has left companies in desperate need of skilled workers, and many employers are willing to offer considerable incentives to attract new talent.

A recent survey by CNBC found that 55 percent of Americans are looking to change jobs over the next year. If you’re in that number, there’s never been a better time to start. But you owe it to yourself to make the most of your chances, read these hacks.

1. Sizing up the market

With so many people looking for better opportunities, the chances of landing that ideal position have never been higher. But to seal the deal, you need a solid plan:

Good preparation starts by examining those jobs and looking for the kinds of skills required. That sets a baseline for what you can expect. From there, you can assess your own experience, and how it measures up in comparison. This should be as objective, and fact centered as possible.

2. Cast a wide net

Cast a wider net by exploring opportunities through other channels, like joining a professional network or reconnecting with friends and colleagues. For example, make a point of meeting a different old coworker or friend every weekend for lunch. At some point, you can mention that you’re on the hunt for a new job and find out if they know who’s hiring.

Tip: For every interview or networking event you attend, create a note with background info such as job details and attendees, and link it to the calendar event. That way, it’ll pop up at just the right time so you can walk into your next meeting prepared for anything.

3. The more intel, the better

When job hunting, it’s important to do your research. Learning everything you can about the company of interest ensures that your prospective employer has the qualities you want, and you have a better understanding of what they might expect of you. That begins with checking out the company in question on sites like LinkedIn.

Good job-hunting goes deeper. Make sure your intel-gathering process extends beyond the usual suspects and takes in other channels so you can crush your interview. You may need to do a bit of sleuthing or “undercover” work to ensure you’re well-prepared.

Try scanning the news —especially local news— and trade magazines for stories and snippets about the company, looking at things like aggregate salaries and employee retention. If anyone in your network has experience with the company or knows someone who does, talk with them about their experiences. The more objective information you have about the company, the more your confidence will grow, and the better you’ll be positioned to determine how well your skills mesh with the job specs.

Whatever stage you’re at in your career, take a step back and consider how you want your career to evolve. Ask yourself: Where do I want to be? What’s important to me professionally? Do I want to continue the same career path or pivot to something new? With these questions in mind, it will be easier to come up with a career advancement plan.

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So… what are those other questions you need to consider to help you make an informed decision? Consider the following when comparing job offers or whether to stay in your current role:

  • Where will you contribute the most value? Will this new job provide more opportunities for you to make a difference?
  • Where will you be most valued? Will others be more appreciative of your talents and contributions?
  • How does the opportunity line up with your career aspirations? Does it provide opportunities to advance to the next level?
  • How does this job fit with your personal life? What about the commute? Will you have flexibility to attend the kids’ special events?
  • Work/life balance – is this job going to be a grind where you’re going to burn out fast? Or does it provide a sense of overall balance, even though you may have to put in extra hours from time to time?
  • Socially responsibility – if social consciousness means a lot to you then this may be part of your consideration. Perhaps the company sells a product that you feel is harmful or doesn’t line up with your personal values.

And the decision becomes more difficult when the job offer involves changing the place where you reside. But… did you know that today you can work for companies that are abroad without having to physically move? and be legally contracted with the laws of your country?

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Here the top 3 reasons

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These are the three main reasons why employees quit their jobs.

1. Lack of opportunity

When people can put their skills and abilities to use in the jobs they’re doing, they tend to feel a sense of usefulness, self-confidence, and accomplishment. Employees are happier if they’re engaged in activities at which they are good that exercise their skills and abilities even more.

People want to develop their skills, and if a job doesn’t give them the ability to do that, they will start looking for one that offers it. This same applies to opportunities; if a workplace does not offer opportunities for growth and advancement, employees will go where they can find them.

People want to apply their knowledge and improve at what they’re doing. They’re looking for a challenge, and if they feel that their skills are not being challenged, they will feel unfulfilled. It’s like a pilot who loves flying but isn’t able to fly.

Remember: People are looking for fulfillment, purpose, and growth in their job.

 

2. A toxic workplace or company culture

In an ideal workplace, everyone behaves with courtesy and colleagues complement one another. Bosses even check up on staff occasionally and are interested in what’s going on in their personal lives.

However, as we all know, there is no ideal workplace, and personalities do not always blend so seamlessly. In every organization, some occasional clashes, interpersonal conflicts, office gossip, cunning workers, sly bosses, attention-seeking colleagues, and inconsiderate co-workers could appear, and any of those could turn into the reason that workers consider leaving a job.

One of the problems could be inter-office competition. Even if a workplace is generous, providing flexible hours and generous vacation, a workplace filled with competitors might actually hinder workers from making full use of the benefits available to them. Employees may feel that making use of them by, for example, scheduling vacations, could get them penalized, causing them to be at a competitive disadvantage and making them feel dissatisfied.

Company culture can vary from department to department and even from manager to manager, so leaders in every company need to be consistent in building the same culture throughout the entire organization.

 

3. A better salary and financial stability

Money matters, after all, everyone has to think about their personal finances when he or she decides which organization he or she wants to work for.

Because of all of that, money is also a reason why employees leave their jobs. If a new job offers just a small raise, people do not care; if you offer them a significantly higher wage, you will get their attention.

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Jobs in these 5 industries will grow most in demand in 2022

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If you’re job hunting it’s worth knowing which roles will have the most vacancies.

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Whether you’re entering the job market for the first time, or you’re looking to make a career change, it’s good to know who’s hiring, as it could help save you a lot of time and effort. You can also use the information to redirect your career or studies in line with the roles that will be opening up.

Below are 5 of the job roles set to see the most growth in 2022.

1. Artificial intelligence specialist

As LinkedIn’s Emerging Jobs Report revealed, in the US, hiring growth in this job has increased 74% over four years.
This role is seeing growth across all industries and this looks set to continue into 2022.
Artificial intelligence specialists work in a variety of industries but with skills focused on computer programming and IT.
The work consists of developing new AI-based products and improving existing ones.

 

2. Data Scientist

Many companies depend heavily on the management of large databases, and this will become even more important with each passing year.
Some sectors that are in particular need of data scientists are telecommunications, banking, and research.
Data scientists are experts in managing databases and extracting key information from figures.

 

3. Robotics Engineer

In the future, companies in all sectors will use robots to streamline certain work processes.
As Bloomberg reported, the robotics company UiPath achieved a market valuation of around $36 billion in its US IPO last year, which shows just how rapidly the industry is growing.
Robotics specialists are in charge of designing both hardware and software for robotics solutions.

 

4. Full Stack Engineer

The LinkedIn report noted that this is the second year running that this role has appeared on their list, and it’s seen a growth rate of 35% since 2015.

 

5. Cloud Engineer

Virtually all companies now store information in the cloud, so this is becoming an increasingly important role across all industries. Sectors like financial services, telecommunications, and IT are in particular need of these professionals.

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Despite many employers’ hopes, a full-time return to office-based work is looking highly unrealistic as the omicron variant pushes back return-to-office plans once again for millions of workers. And, given the way the current labour market shifted power to employees, pre-pandemic work structures are likely to become a relic. 

Yet for all that seems certain, there is still so much we don’t know about how our working environment will evolve in 2022. This time last year, many people expected 2021 to bring a degree of stability, perhaps even the smooth rollout of hybrid work. The emergence of new variants of the virus blocked this – and may well continue to do so in the months ahead. 

Amid constantly shifting circumstances, it’s hard to pin down where we might find ourselves in 12 months’ time. But experts who study employment and the workplace have identified a few trends that are already giving shape to the way we’ll be working in the coming year, and may just be a window onto the future of office life. 

 

1. Shorter workweeks may happen  

A call for shorter workweeks and condensed hours has been gaining traction around the globe, with companies and entire governments alike already exploring this alternative.

 

2. Workers won’t be heading back to the same offices 

When some workers finally do return to the office – whether in 2022 or down the road – many will find the layout and function to be completely different. Nicholas Bloom, a professor of economics who studies at Stanford University said in an interview that companies will reconfigure spaces this year to meet the needs of a newly hybrid workforce, and accounting for how people want to work when they’re together in person: collaboratively.

Bloom, who has studied the future of the office for years, says the transition back to in-office days has so far been awkward and clumsy. He says he’s heard “horror stories” from workers whose companies have called them back into the office – for instance, sitting in half-empty offices on the same Zoom calls they would at home (and listening to colleagues do the same). 

In other words, the pre-pandemic office doesn’t work the way employees in 2022 need it to.

Since some companies that have rolled out hybrid models bring in certain teams into the office on the same day each week, Bloom says co-ordination is going to be the name of the game this year, and more offices will make permanent layout changes to facilitate this.

 

3.  Employee turnover will continue to increase as hybrid and remote work become the norm for knowledge workers.

Flexibility around how, where, and when people work is no longer a differentiator, it’s now table stakes. Unfortunately for many organizations, increasing flexibility will not slow turnover in today’s tight labor market; in fact, turnover will increase, for two reasons.

First, there will be weaker forces keeping employees in seats. Employees that work hybrid or remotely have fewer friends at work and thus weaker social and emotional connections with their coworkers. These weaker connections make it easier for employees to quit their job by reducing the social pressure that can encourage employees to stay longer.

Second, there will be stronger forces enticing employees away as the pool of potential employers increases. With hybrid and remote work as the norm, the geographic radius of the organizations that someone can work for also expands. This increased attrition risk remains even in a hybrid model where employees are expected to come into the office at least once a week. Employees are much more willing to take on a longer commute when they must do so less frequently; the pool of potential employers expands alongside employees’ commute tolerance.

These factors will lead to sustained; higher turnover rates compared to any historical norms. The great resignation will shift to the sustained resignation. 

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Americans are quitting their jobs in record numbers, and economists say the Great Resignation is likely to keep up well into 2022.

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In this article we present two main reasons why economists believe workers will continue to have their pick of jobs in 2022, and what it will take for more Americans to rejoin the labor force.

Demand for goods will remain high

Retail sales were higher than expected in October, according to the latest report from the Commerce Department, meaning that Americans are buying a lot of stuff. Businesses are doing what they can to keep pace with consumer demand, especially heading into the holiday season, by hiring workers to produce, transport and sell more goods.

But industries with some of the highest numbers of job openings are experiencing the highest turnover, especially across retail and manufacturing, Pollak says. This kind of labor crunch incentivizes businesses to do everything they can to attract and retain workers through better pay, perks and working conditions.

Demand for services is recovering

Covid-19 pushed many in-person events from 2020 into the next year, and this summer’s contagious delta variant pushed additional 2021 events into the future. With improved vaccination rates and pandemic conditions in general, Pollak says a bunch of events from the last two years will finally happen in 2022.

That means a sharp rise in vacations, concerts, weddings, conferences and other live events — as well as a need for businesses to staff up for all these occasions.

As people return to daily public life, the need for workers across sectors like transportation, leisure and hospitality, and other services (which ranges from auto workers to hairstylists to laundry workers) will rise. Some reports estimate the infrastructure bill will help create 1 million jobs over the next five years, with the most immediate gains in construction.

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As we can see, the labor demand will be on the rise and there will be many options that employees will have when choosing where to work. Even today we know that it can be done remotely from anywhere in the world.
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