Leveraging the Labor Market to Land Your Dream Job
2021 didn’t look too different from the tumultuous 2020 we so desperately wanted to forget. However, now that we’ve officially launched in to 2022, it’s time to embrace the new “normal” and set new goals for ourselves, our careers, and our families. It’s time to move forward and capitalize on the changes going on all around us. Although we cannot predict how things may shake out, we can learn from the past, look to the future, and live in the present.
Though the trajectory of the economy and labor market is uncertain, it’s clear that companies need to build a stronger strategy for hiring and retention while fostering a more dynamic workplace culture. In order to attract candidates and future employees, this is exactly what organizations will be concentrating on in 2022. If you’re in the market for a new job, this is great news for you! This will allow you the opportunity to focus on the priorities that are important to you and find the company that best aligns with you. Employers, now more than ever, are tailoring to the needs of employees in order to attract the talent they need to fully bounce back from impacts of the pandemic we all experienced in 2020 and 2021.
Things to keep in mind:
- Companies will be embracing opportunities to rethink old ways of hiring, employee engagement, and how business is done. Culture, mental health, diversity, and inclusion are among the many topics companies will be focusing on in 2022. The “Great Resignation” of 2021 highlighted the voice of employees, and in 2022, companies are listening and taking action.
- Employers will be implementing new strategies to recruit workers, as well as ramping up employee benefits, compensation packages, and other perks to keep existing workers engaged, loyal, and happy. Even as “The Big Quit” subsides, these new tactics will likely become the new standard. Employee satisfaction is a major focal point for organizations in order to maintain a productive and satisfied workforce.
- Some of the fastest projected growth will occur in the healthcare, healthcare support, construction, and personal care fields. Together, these four occupations are expected to account for about 1/3 – more than 5.3 million – of all new jobs. If this is an area of interest for you, there should be an abundance of opportunities in 2022. If these four are not your areas of interest, no need to worry. The economy and labor markets are working on rebounding, so 2022 should provide ample opportunity for you!
With the current shift of an employee-controlled job market, recruiters will be approaching talent with the expectation that they are now just one of multiple options. When searching for a new opportunity, you should seek out more information about companies and industries and use that information to make the best decision for your future. 2022 is the year of you!
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