5 Job Search Trends You Must Know In 2022

5 Job Search Trends You Must Know In 2022

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1. Top Salaries Are In Tech

If it is money that you want (who doesn’t?), and you want it relatively early in your career, be a software engineer.  And not just anywhere, but with one of US-based giants like Google, Amazon, Facebook or Twitter. Google’s median salary of US$161,254 is exorbitant, even by overinflated Silicon Valley 

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1. Top Salaries Are In Tech

standards. So much so, that a lot of software engineers are now openly questioning whether working for early-stage startups makes career sense any more. Why live on peanut butter sandwiches and face an uncertain future for years when you can earn almost as much as a doctor – a few years out of university?

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2. We May Be Working Less … One Day

The push for a shorter workweek is gathering momentum,  with Finnish Prime Minister Sanna Marin putting forward the idea to give her citizens a choice of either 6-hour workdays or a 4-day workweek. Marin also happens to be the youngest PM in the world, landing the top job last year last year at the age of 34.

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2. We May Be Working Less … One Day

Her idea is, of course, not new. France rolled back its standard workweek from 39 to 35 hours in 2000, and a few private companies have over the years introduced versions of this policy, with varying degrees of success.

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3. Robots Are Not Replacing Us (Just Yet)

An emerging job, according to LinkedIn, is one that has either grown out of a more traditional job, or is a brand new job that never existed before. Predictably, it is tech that’s driving demand for a plethora of new jobs, with Artificial Intelligence Specialist and Cybersecurity Specialist taking out the top two spots.

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3. Robots Are Not Replacing Us (Just Yet)

It’s interesting to observe that the list can be broken down into two major themes – robotics/coding and strategy/people skills.   This is consistent with the long-standing predictions that people in “everyday” jobs will be replaced by robots, and that plum gigs will be either in positions that robots can’t do well (creative, customer 

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3. Robots Are Not Replacing Us (Just Yet)

service), or in positions responsible for creating and maintaining robots.

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4. Career Disruption Is Stressful

The Holmes-Rahe Life Stress Inventory is an interesting tool for gauging the levels of stress in your life – predicting how they may impact your health. Unsurprisingly, career events have the biggest impact on our stress and happiness, after family and health events. Click the link to above to check how your current life events are affecting your stress levels

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5. Higher Pay Is The Biggest Motivator For Job Search

If changing jobs is a stressful experience, it logically follows that you wouldn’t embark on it unless you had a strong reason. You wouldn’t do it unless your current job caused you more discomfort than the uncertainty associated with the job search itself.

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