With the first month of the new year nearing an end, you might wonder what to expect this year regarding your career. You might ask yourself: what are the biggest job trends in 2021?
Everyone’s career has been impacted by the 2020 health crisis that hit the world. This, in turn, goes beyond 2021 with some new trends and changes that will further affect our job search and career. With that, you should be fired up and recharged to face what the year has in store for you. Let’s look at the 2021 job trends to expect.
Remote working and hiring
Before the pandemic, some employers and organizations didn’t realize that some jobs can be done remotely. During the health crisis, remote working and hiring became rampant more than ever. However, not all jobs and industries can afford to adapt to the setup of remote work. Still, they have to face health risks to continue with their work to keep businesses going.
As for those with the option to work from home or anywhere safe, there are pros and cons both for employers and employees. Employees or job seekers don’t have to go to company offices or report on-site to perform their tasks. As long as their work can be done through the Internet and online platforms, they’re good to go.
Aside from this, implementing remote work also helps employers cut costs on swab tests, quarantine measures, and other operating costs and safety protocols they need to conduct for the welfare of their employees.
As a job seeker, you have to know the future of remote work and how it will continue to change the employment landscape for you to consider its impact on how work will be done in the years to come. Preparing for the implications and possibilities on which career paths you can pursue helps you get ahead of the job search game.
Since temporary and permanent layoffs have been happening since the pandemic started, job losses will lead to unemployed workers changing their careers. As the need to sustain their lifestyle and provide for their families remains challenging during these uncertain times, they will be forced to take on jobs different from their line of work and specialization.
If you are part of this demographic, this is one of the employment trends you should heed. Upgrade yourself by learning new skills that are applicable to many industries or fields. You can also take up courses that are available online to improve on or add to your knowledge. Doing these can help you become a more competitive job candidate in this tight competition.
Hiring and recruitment trends
Aside from the 2021 job trends, there will also be drastic changes in hiring and recruitment. Interviews, onboarding, and even pooling for talents are also affected by the health crisis brought about by the pandemic.
Since most of the recruitment and hiring processes now take place virtually, recruitment teams and employers need to be sure of their decisions before hiring candidates amidst the pandemic. Hence, these processes can take longer than usual due to certain adjustments.
Finally, as we face another year of uncertainties since the pandemic is still here, it’s undeniable that we’re still going to face new work trends in the months and years to come. At the end of the day, it all boils down to how much you prepare for what lies ahead.
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