2022 JOB SEARCH TRENDS EVERY JOB SEEKER SHOULD KNOW

2022 JOB SEARCH TRENDS EVERY JOB SEEKER SHOULD KNOW

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1. HEALTHCARE IS BOOMING!

Thanks to the events of the past couple of years, the healthcare industry is becoming an increasingly significant field for job seekers. You don’t have to be a nurse or a physician; there are hundreds of roles you can take part in, even for those with limited experience. So, if you’re looking for a job change in 2022, the field is undoubtedly something to consider.

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2. FLEXIBLE WORKING

One of the biggest job search trends for 2022 is (still) flexible and remote working. Though it was a troublesome change when companies went remote a few years back, today, many kinks have been ironed out. As more and more companies realize that allowing employees to work from home can be a huge boon for productivity and employee satisfaction, they 

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have begun advertising for remote workings in their job listings. Any time we can wear slippers in morning meetings wins in our book!

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3. FOCUS ON SKILLS

Hiring managers will focus on skills and competencies, not just a person’s background. Traditionally, companies would place heavy emphasis on applicants whose backgrounds aligned with their company standards. From advanced degrees to an outlandish amount of industry experience, hirees often struggled to meet high-brow expectations.

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3. FOCUS ON SKILLS

However, in 2022, when you apply for a job at a company, the hiring manager will look at your specific skills and abilities that will help them achieve their business goals. Be sure to highlight any transferable or relevant skills you have that can be used in the workplace!

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4. DIVERSITY

There will be a greater emphasis on diversity in the workplace. Thanks to movements like #MeToo and #TimesUp, diversity and inclusion have become important topics of conversation amongst employers. We’re already seeing this trend begin to affect companies hiring more women and people of color than ever 

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before. A diverse workforce is a successful workforce!

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5. BETTER LISTINGS, MORE TIME ONBOARDING

In the past, hiring managers would hire someone and put them on the job without really knowing them. This was troublesome as the company knew little about the employee, and the employee did not fully understand the job till they were in the field. In 2022 however, companies will emphasize creating successful onboarding 

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5. BETTER LISTINGS, MORE TIME ONBOARDING

processes where new hires can learn about company culture, functions, etc.  They will also work on creating a better job description that better outlines the position’s responsibilities so that potential employees have accurate expectations of role responsibilities. Therefore look for transparency and better employer involvement this new year.

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