Anticipated hiring trends job seekers should consider in 2014

The potential trends for the upcoming year.

by Taylor, published 01/10/2014

2014 hiring trends job seekers must understand

Here are five articles on anticipated hiring trends in 2014:

  • 5 job search trends to watch for in 2014 Parade: “The workforce has finally reached the point where many baby boomers are retiring and Millennials are filling their positions. Within the next five years, 18 percent of baby boomers will retire, which will have a major impact on the workforce. As a Millennial job seeker, you’re going to have to focus on your reputation and what you can bring to the table as a young employee. You already have the skills, experience, and drive to break into your career; now you may have to convince baby boomers that you do have the ability to fill their shoes.”
  • Top 10 workplace trends for 2014 U.S. News & World Report: “Using inspiration to motivate. Employees today want to feel like their work makes a difference. Top workplaces go the extra mile in letting employees know that what they do matters. ‘Whether sharing stories of how the drugs a company makes save lives, broadcasting testimonials from happy customers or keeping a running ticker on the number of people influenced by the work the company does, employers are keeping employees engaged by keeping them inspired,’ Gorman says.”
  • Hiring trends and the job forecast for 2014 KARE11, Minneapolis-St. Paul: “This year, for the first time in more than five years, employees are in charge. Companies have reduced costs, restructured, rationalized spending, and pushed people to work harder than ever. This year the power will shift: high-performing employees will start to exert control. Top people with key skills will be in short supply”
  • These are the 5 most in-demand jobs right now TIME: “Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand: Basically this includes most manual labor outside the construction sector. This sector might include a worker in an Amazon fulfillment center or a someone who feeds materials into factory machines. Since these jobs are some of the most common in America (there are more than 2 million people employed in such positions in the U.S.) it’s no surprise that they top the list. Unfortunately, these gigs don’t pay well, as the median laborer in this category made just $11.49 per hour in 2012.”
  • 5 minutes to a better job search in 2014 Huffington Post: “The single best job search action you can take in 2014 is this: e-mail someone who has your target job and request a phone call to discuss what he/she's learned while at that job. That's it. Your gut reaction to this is probably skepticism, which is entirely fair. I see thousands of new job-seeking students every year between my full-time job as a career coach at Duke's Fuqua School of Business and my visits to universities worldwide to address this same topic, and the reaction is always the same: ‘Nobody wants to help you find a job.’”
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