Climate change is an uncomfortable reality: the earth is over two degrees hotter than the late 19th century. Although scientists overwhelmingly attribute increasing temperatures to carbon emissions, reducing carbon output poses a global challenge.1
As new technology revolutionizes the world around us, there is an increased need for skilled workers to build, maintain, and operate these cutting-edge products. While popular culture may associate these jobs with higher education, particularly advanced university degrees, a wide range of these careers are available for those without a traditional four-year education. For these jobs, training and certification can occur outside the classroom, with on-the-job training and apprenticeships helping to get workers quickly up to speed.
Here are four examples of cutting-edge new jobs that don’t require a four-year degree.
Virtual interviews are the new normal, and it looks like they are here to stay. According to a Gartner survey, 86 percent of organizations have conducted video interviews during the COVID-19 pandemic. Pair this with a LinkedIn study showing that 71 percent of companies will continue this practice post-COVID-19, and it becomes apparent that job seekers should expect a majority of their interviews to take place virtually.
While they aren’t exactly a new phenomenon, many job seekers don’t feel comfortable interviewing via webcam. Here are five tips that will help you master your virtual interview:Continue reading “Five Tips for a Successful Virtual Interview”
The threat of automation is not a new thing, nor are the worries that come with it. In the early 19th century, textile artisans in the Luddite movement fought automation for fear of losing their jobs and livelihood. They worried that newly developed automation (think basic machinery) would leave them jobless. While it’s true that changes did occur, by the time the 20th century came along, employment-to-population ratios rose despite these technological advances. The workforce generally is good at adapting to new technology, and while automation will continue to take over new tasks as it evolves, humans don’t have as much to worry about as they may think. As a job seeker, here are three things to know about automation:Continue reading “The Reality of Automation and the Future of Work”
As effects of the COVID-19 pandemic ripple through the economy, both recent graduates and seasoned professionals are searching for opportunities to advance their careers. Current social distancing measures are limiting face-to-face contact, but how will going virtual change employment prospects both during and after the pandemic? Will business continue to utilize virtual recruiting methods to reach more candidates and cut costs? Most importantly, what does the online recruitment revolution mean for you? Despite the uncertainty, there’s good news for candidates and companies alike. In the future, virtual platforms and progress in AI will help connect savvy candidates to recruiters—regardless of how physically distant they may be.
As we deal with an economy that seems to get more challenging every day, the question on many job seekers minds is a fairly simple one: is this the right time to search, and apply for a job?
The answer, unequivocally, is yes.
Networking has always been a vital aspect of your job search, and recent events have made it even more important. Studies have shown that up to 85% of all jobs are found by networking. With companies needing to fill a variety of open positions in the near future, it’s more important than ever to reach out to those around you to get a jump on these opportunities. Here are four tips for using online networking to find your next job:
Are you considering stretching the truth a bit on your resume? Do you think adding a little extra pizazz will get you an interview?
When you find a job that you’re nearly perfect for, but missing a few of the desired skills or experience, it can be tempting to fib a little. If a little white lie puts you over the edge, it’s worth the risk, right?
Are you open to taking a new career path but waiting for a sign that it’s time to move on? While you’re waiting for a major event to show you it’s time to leave, you may be missing the signs that are already there. Here are four signs that it’s time to start looking:
Have you ever run across a job listing that was offering an unrealistic amount of money for what seems an unreasonably small amount of work? Or a job where the main requirement seems to be that you are a human being over the age of 18? While most job ads you’ll find are for real opportunities, you may run into a situation where you have questions about its legitimacy. When you are scouring the net for job opportunities, here are four red flags to keep an eye out for: