The word “skill” gets bandied around a lot these days. This is especially true in today’s job market, so the question is: do you know what skills you need to land the perfect job with your employer of choice?
Remember show ‘n’ tell back in grade school? Those were great days, huh? You got to bring in your favorite toy and tell your classmates all about how your uncle gave it to you for your last birthday, then you were the star of the playground that afternoon, giving everybody a chance to play with it. Good times.
Your company is growing. Like, a lot. And your team of recruiters is working their collective fingers to the bone in the effort to fill all of the seats you have open. Thing is, it’s just not enough. For every seat you fill, it seems like 3 more become available. Add to the confusion the proliferation of job boards and recruiting platforms that seem to come online every day and it can be difficult separating the wheat from the chaff.
Fresh on the heels of our piece for tech workers, welcome to Job Hunt 2020: creative edition! There will be some overlap here, because, well, there’s overlap in the best practices associated with any job hunt in today’s market.
The job market is changing. If you’re currently in the market for a new position, this may not come as much of a surprise. What might, however, is the expanding impact the new candidate-centered focus is having on the global job market overall. For recruiters today, it’s all about the candidate’s skill set, as they often find themselves with more positions than quality applicants to fill them.
You’ve probably heard about how it’s a “candidate’s market” out there. But what you may not have found is any concrete advice about what that means for you, an unemployed (or unhappily employed), highly skilled tech worker.
You already know the job market is an ever-changing thing, just ask anyone who looked for a job 5, or even 2, years ago and finds themselves back in the market today if you don’t believe it. The current global market is heavily candidate-focused due to a shortage of high-quality candidates for the available positions.