The top hiring trends all job seekers need to know for 2022

The top hiring trends all job seekers need to know for 2022

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1. Zoom interviews are here to stay

While it was already commonplace for most organisations to screen candidates over the phone or via video before proceeding with in-person interview rounds, virtual recruiting has taken on a broader meaning since the pandemic began.  In 2022, you can expect tactics such as virtual events, multi-person remote interviews, 

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1. Zoom interviews are here to stay

virtual workplace tours, and online real-time presentations to be an integral part of most employers’ recruitment process.  In-person interviews will be reserved for final-round interviews only in the instances where the candidate will be expected to work out of a corporate headquarters. If you’re planning to find a new 

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1. Zoom interviews are here to stay

job in the coming year, be certain to practise your video interview skills.

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2. Employment gaps are no longer a problem

In 2020, a hiring survey revealed that employers were no longer fazed by a lengthy employment gap or unemployed status when reviewing candidates.  Fast forward to 2021, and it’s safe to say that most recruiters are far less concerned about your current employment status and more interested in determining whether your 

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2. Employment gaps are no longer a problem

qualifications meet their advert’s requirements. As organisations struggle to fill their vacancies and many professionals are still hesitant to return to the workplace, you’ll find employers being less resistant to engaging candidates who’ve been out-of-work for an extended period of time.  In 2022, the focus will be on 

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2. Employment gaps are no longer a problem

what truly matters most when hiring: a candidate’s qualifications and cultural fit within the company.

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3. “Onsite” meetings will become the new “offsite”

As more companies adopt a hybrid work model or allow employees to permanently work from home on a full-time basis, they’ll find a need to organise special onsite meetings for team members to occasionally touch base and collaborate in-person.  With most professionals opting to commute to their offices mid-week, you can expect most 

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3. “Onsite” meetings will become the new “offsite”

professionals opting to commute to their offices mid-week, you can expect most offices to remain empty on Mondays and Fridays. Young professionals who recently graduated from uni should take advantage of this valuable facetime to forge stronger relationships with their more experienced colleagues and seek out potential mentors and career progression opportunities.

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