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New Year, New Job: Top Job Search Trends for 2018

January 12th, 2018

With the new year comes new resolutions and the chance to embrace a fresh start. For many, these goals include eating better, exercising more, better self-care, improved budgeting and finding a new job. We want to be the best version of ourselves and will do whatever it takes to get there, including starting a new career.


While there are steps to take before you begin your job search, It’s important to be aware of the trends you’re facing as a job seeker in 2018. According to Glassdoor, there are five top trends that will dominate the job industry this year, and here’s what you need to know in your search:


Be prepared for changes in technology


As artificial intelligence grows, so does its reach into new professions and opportunities. Human resources is the natural outlet for automation to step in and assist with the candidate-sorting process. This means AI technology may become the one matching resumes to open positions and making recommendations. To give yourself the best chance at getting through, make sure you tailor your resume to specific keywords found in the job posting to clearly illustrate your qualifications.


Another potential shift may be an easier way to apply for positions through a mobile device. Employers realize how much they and others use mobile devices and the benefit of providing apps for easy application through a phone or tablet.


Expect more transparency during the application process


One of the worst parts of the application process is the wait, and companies know it. It’s likely more companies will offer real-time ‘tracking’ of positions, similar to how you track a package online. Johnson & Johnson already offers this kind of platform, allowing candidates to see the status of their application, potential next steps and more information about the role and relevant company information.


Jump in where the workforce is growing


Our population continues to age, increasing the need for healthcare workers. If you’re looking to make a complete career shift in 2018, don’t miss this opportunity to join a growing and stable field. More jobs in technology are also expected, as well as those considered more labor-intensive.


Start the new year right!

Keeping resolutions can be challenging, but partnering with Staffing Resources can keep you on track. Our decades of experience and strong commitment to the Atlanta business community makes us the ideal choice for you as you begin your job search. Let us match you with the top companies in Atlanta today.

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