Several weeks ago, when I reported on growth occupations for the 2020s, I thought about the potential for new occupations to emerge. Some of us will remember there were no… Read More
Jobs in Demand
Nearly everyone that undertakes a job search wonders at some point what employers are really looking for. Sometimes it feels as if, no matter what we offer, it’s not enough.
I’ve observed that employers and recruiters are looking for three things, in addition to work experience. These are;
1. People and leadership skills, called soft skills.
2. Specific technical skills required for the role, referred to as hard skills, and
3. Post-secondary schooling, or formal education.
The US Department of Labor publishes a list of the most rapidly declining occupations. This list demonstrates that, whether we are production workers or highly trained technical specialists, our jobs can be rendered obsolete. The ten highest scoring “losers” on their list are shown in this post.
Once again this week, we want to help you plan your post-COVID19 career. It’s important, whether you will be returning to work after the Pandemic, or you are a student… Read More
The proven way to communicate with prospective employers is through a resume and related materials—job search letters and a LinkedIn profile. Here are some reasons it’s important, in our view, for us to continue offering these documents to employers:
1. The resume is your document, not an employer’s document,
2. Resumes and profiles will provide you with a written “script” for job search and networking contacts, and
3. The thought process will prepare you for all steps to follow.