Has tech fundamentally altered how people pursue and seek out their career? The answer to this question is almost certainly yes. However, it’s worth exploring it in a little more detail. By doing so, it’s possible to discover what the job market is like these days and even how it might look in the future.
The Hunt Ends
Some say that these days, there is no real reason anymore to go job hunting. Instead, you can wait for recruitment management or a business owner to seek you out instead. Headhunting used to be quite rare but now it’s incredibly common for a business owner to reach out to a potential employee they are interested in. Particularly, if that candidate has a strong profile online. Candidates should certainly take some time to craft a great LinkedIn profile which highlights why they should be a smart choice for any company.
No International Barriers
Similar to headhunting, traveling overseas for a job or position used to be rather uncommon. Today, that’s just not the case and many people will travel the (soon-to-be COVID-free) world to find the dream career they have been searching for. While there are still barriers in place and you might need the help of immigration lawyers, it’s easier than ever to find a position in a new country and pursue it. You just need to make sure that you have the right level of experience and indeed the key qualifications on your profile.
A Stronger Gig Economy
The labor market trend points towards temporary jobs. Some research and polls suggest that about sixty percent of the job market will be based on the gig economy by 2025. This is perhaps the most significant shift as there are going to be more people on contracts that are not permanent. Instead, these individuals will be operating on a freelance basis. This has definitely been made possible due to technology and specifically shared platforms like Fiverr. Here, employers are able to find the works that they need for different projects and freelancers can market themselves as the perfect people for the job. It’s lightning-fast too, which means that it’s an efficient process.
Lastly, it’s worth thinking about how automation is going to impact the job market in the not too distant future. Automation is not a new concept and its origins date back to the industrial revolution. However, the processes that can be automated are becoming more advanced. This means that many researchers believe more jobs will be obsolete. Some have suggested that a universal living wage will be essential in the near future while others claim that workers will be able to operate alongside automated systems. Regardless of the outcome, those new to the job market should as well as those that want to change jobs think carefully about which careers will still remain in ten years.
It’s clear that tech has fundamentally changed how the job market works, how people are hired, recruited, and even the boundaries that are in place when pursuing a new position. It’s like that many of these trends will grow or evolve in the future too, thanks to the implementation of more tech that is undoubtedly on the horizon.
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