Trends to Watch for in Job Search


Peg writes: I haven’t had to look for a job in a long time but in the current climate I’d like to be prepared for possible job loss. What trends on hiring and job search should I be aware of?


The Career Doctor responds:
Here are the trends I see:

  • Gravitation of job search and recruiting to mobile devices.
  • Social-media sites as a hub of job search and recruiting largely because they are less expensive for employers. Employers can learn more about candidates and find candidates that are qualified for the job more effectively through social media than through job boards.
  • Sites that offer tools to aid in the job search such as sites where you can build your resume or manage your job search.
  • Evolving job boards — a different incarnation of job boards from what we see today (in the next 5-10 years).