Whether you’re just graduating from college, have a few years of professional experience under your belt and are thinking about what your next step should be, or are looking at how you can use 10+ years of career capital to land your dream job, this is the site for you.
Job Hunting Has Transformed Over the Last Decade
Shortly after the iPhone was introduced to the world, the housing bubble burst and then went through a major correction. By October of 2009, unemployment was at ten percent. Although unemployment is now under four percent, the combination of increased Internet usage and the effects of the Great Recession forever changed the job hunting landscape.
One major change was how long it takes to find a job. Between 1994 and 2008, the average job hunt lasted for five weeks. Over the last decade, this duration has increased to anywhere from three to twelve months. Another major change is the rise of the Gig Economy. While there’s a lot of talk in the media about employees job hopping every two years, employers are increasingly looking for ways to hire people on a part-time or contract basis.
Work Itself is Being Reimagined
In addition to job hunts taking longer and employers looking for ways to reduce workforce costs, the very nature of how work is done is being reimagined. Much of this reimagination has been driven by increasingly sophisticated uses of technology and automation. There are countless examples of software tools that can do the work of multiple employees for as little as $50-$100 a month.
While technology has already redefined jobs in many different ways, we’ve only scratched the surface of what’s likely to come. As things like machine learning and artificial intelligence continue to move forward, roles across virtually all industries will be forever transformed.
You Can Still Find the Perfect Job
With everything we’ve covered so far, it may seem like the idea of landing the perfect job is something that’s now out of reach. The good news is that’s simply not true. By building the right skill set and understanding how to sell that skill set to employers, you can land the job you deserve.
So, what’s the first step you should take? Start by reading our introductory post on where to find a job.