Love it or hate it, remote work isn’t going anywhere. Many offices have reopened, but a fully or partially remote schedule is still wildly popular with employees.
This is welcome news for job seekers, but employees who are staying put in their current roles also stand to benefit. Millions of job postings with detailed salary ranges will hit job sites in 2023, giving anyone with an internet connection a new bargaining chip to help negotiate their next raise.
For those worried about their prospects, career counselor Rich Feller advises those looking for new jobs in the coming year to seek out what experts call “micro-training” — quick courses focused on industry-specific skills — to get an edge in the job market. Think coding bootcamps or
marketing certificates rather than bachelor’s degrees.
Increasingly, employers are enticing hires with offerings beyond paid time off and health insurance. Think mental health care, tuition reimbursement, financial coaching, virtual healthcare and flexible work schedules — just to name a few.
New college graduates can look forward to even more opportunities next year, despite the looming economic slowdown. A recent survey by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) found that employers plan to hire 15% more graduates from the Class
of 2023 than they did from the Class of 2022.