One employment trend that doesn’t seem to get discussed enough is the extent to which people have moved into freelancing in recent years. In 2020, the US had 59 million people who were self-employed, which was up from 53 million in 2014.
In the last decade, the business world has seen an unfathomable increase in the collection and use of data in business operations. From tech companies to marketing agencies, data has become a major asset for success. In fact, the increased collection and use of data has made it a billion dollar industry. If you have ever seen the Netflix documentary, "The Great Hack", then you know that there is now a war for data. On one hand you have the sharing, leaking, and hacking of data, while on the other hand you have people concerned about their privacy being breached.
When companies publish a help wanted ad, they are likely to get tons of responses. People may submit resumes even if they think they have an inkling of a chance to land the position. This leaves recruiters with the task of sorting through possibly hundreds of resumes to find the best applicants, and most of them will lighten their load by starting with the resume summary.
jobsearcher.com/blogHow Long Should A Resume Be?Only about 2% of submitted resumes result in an interview, and with the increase of remote work, job applicants can come from anywhere. For job searchers, this means that your resume needs to stand out and capture a hiring manager or recruiter’s attention.
jobsearcher.com/blog6 Simple Tips to Write a Retirement LetterMoving onto retirement is a huge milestone, and should be celebrated. After working for years and contributing so much to your job, this is a time when you can finally take a well-deserved break and relax. Writing a retirement letter is required to let your manager and colleagues know that you are leaving your job. Doing so is seen as professional, and will be highly appreciated by the company you work with.
jobsearcher.com/blog12 Do's and Don'ts of How to End an EmailOne of the issues we’re all encountering at the moment is what’s been described as ‘hyper novelty’. Not only has our society changed spectacularly, but the rate of that change is equally spectacular. The life of a blue-collar worker probably didn’t change that much for a long time. For example, for countless years quern stones were used for grinding. All that changed over that time was whether it was being powered by human strength, animals or water wheels.
jobsearcher.com/blogHow to Survive the First 90 Days of a Career ChangeThe hard work is done. You’ve tended your resignation without burning bridges. You’re at peace with the sunken cost of putting a successful career trajectory on hold. You’ve modeled out your cash flows. Your health insurance is buttoned up. After all, quitting should be easier for executives – with savings come safety nets. Yet, once they quit they look more like deer in headlights than wolves of Wall Street. I should know, six years ago I was one of them.
jobsearcher.com/blogHow to Choose a Career in 5 Easy StepsDeciding how to choose a career can end in you making a big decision, so it is one that doesn’t need to be rushed into. Deciding which path to go down for your career is exciting, but can also feel like a huge responsibility. When it comes to choosing a career, we are often made felt we should have it all figured out. I bet you can recall being as young as 16 in high school and being asked what line of work you wanted to go into. The truth is, most adults don’t even have it figured out, never mind high school kids!