We’re now well into the new year, and if you’re like most people, you’re probably well on your way to accomplishing your 2022 career goals. If you’re looking to stay ahead of the curve, it’s essential to be aware of the 2022 job search trends shaping up for this new year.
So read on to learn more about the top five job search trends for job seekers in 2022!
1. Healthcare is booming!
Thanks to the events of the past couple of years, the healthcare industry is becoming an increasingly significant field for job seekers. You don’t have to be a nurse or a physician; there are hundreds of roles you can take part in, even for those with limited experience. So, if you’re looking for a job change in 2022, the field is undoubtedly something to consider.
2. Flexible Working
One of the biggest job search trends for 2022 is (still) flexible and remote working. Though it was a troublesome change when companies went remote a few years back, today, many kinks have been ironed out.
As more and more companies realize that allowing employees to work from home can be a huge boon for productivity and employee satisfaction, they have begun advertising for remote workings in their job listings. Any time we can wear slippers in morning meetings wins in our book!
3. Focus on Skills
Hiring managers will focus on skills and competencies, not just a person’s background.
Traditionally, companies would place heavy emphasis on applicants whose backgrounds aligned with their company standards. From advanced degrees to an outlandish amount of industry experience, hirees often struggled to meet high-brow expectations.
However, in 2022, when you apply for a job at a company, the hiring manager will look at your specific skills and abilities that will help them achieve their business goals. Be sure to highlight any transferable or relevant skills you have that can be used in the workplace!
There will be a greater emphasis on diversity in the workplace.
Thanks to movements like #MeToo and #TimesUp, diversity and inclusion have become important topics of conversation amongst employers. We’re already seeing this trend begin to affect companies hiring more women and people of color than ever before. A diverse workforce is a successful workforce!
5. Better listings, more time onboarding.
In the past, hiring managers would hire someone and put them on the job without really knowing them. This was troublesome as the company knew little about the employee, and the employee did not fully understand the job till they were in the field.
In 2022 however, companies will emphasize creating successful onboarding processes where new hires can learn about company culture, functions, etc. They will also work on creating a better job description that better outlines the position’s responsibilities so that potential employees have accurate expectations of role responsibilities. Therefore look for transparency and better employer involvement this new year.
The hiring environment is changing, and so are the skills you need to succeed. Keep up with these trends to stay ahead of the curve in your field, and you will land your dream job in 2022!