As the economy improves and businesses evolve, where does your best chance for success lie? Take a look at this infographic from CareerBuilder and Emsi. It gives you a brief rundown of hiring trends, salary averages, and market growth in some of today’s most influential industries. With this data in hand, you can get a better idea of what the new year might bring.
Whether you realize it or not, you started your career a few years ago when you first stepped foot on your college campus. From that very moment, you embarked on a journey that would shape the path that lies ahead of you now. Because of this, it’s time for you to continue the journey by creating professional goals that will help you make the leap into the future of your career.
The job market is becoming increasingly competitive. As millennials start to take over the workforce, more and more people are getting a college education. What’s more, the gig economy is expanding and forever changing how people work and how companies hire.
So how does one even start to plan their career strategy?
There is a voice inside of each of us that wants to quote the movie, Jerry McGuire, and shout, “Show me the money!” For the sake of your career, your happiness, and your personal well-being, however, your job search should look beyond salary alone.
At one time, it was common to build a 5-year and 10-year career plan. But with so much changing and so rapidly, do young professionals even develop long-term career strategies? Is it better to build a mindset focused on adaptability, continuous learning and leveraging market conditions? Consider: 12 out of 20 of today’s hottest jobs didn’t even exist 10 years ago Companies are hiring far more contractors, short-term worker and freelancers than ever before Millennials stay at each job an average of 2.3 years How can you plan for the future when news careers and industries are constantly emerging? Is it
“Where do you see yourself five years from now?” This question comes up in many job interviews, mentor discussions and moments of reflection. But consider: 12 out of 20 of today’s hottest jobs didn’t even exist 10 years ago Companies are hiring far more contractors, short-term worker and freelancers than ever before Millennials stay at each job an average of 2.3 years So how relevant is this question in today’s economy? With change happening so fast, should we spend much time developing 5-year and 10-year career plans? Do companies or employees even believe in loyalty or commitment any more? That’s