Hiring trends continue to change as the world evolves — what worked in 2008 won’t work today. We can credit technology for a lot of these changes — more than 43 percent of U.S. employees have worked remotely at some time. As a job seeker, your expectations and your knowledge will help you land your dream job. Find out more about recruitment trends in the U.S.
Both remote work and artificial intelligence are expected to skyrocket this year and continue growing. If you’re worried about robots taking your job, you don’t have to sweat yet — AI won’t replace human workers anytime soon. In most offices, it’ll only assist in the hiring process.
That means that standing out from the competition is more important than anything else, especially if recruiters begin to use tools to automatically eliminate candidates. Sharpen up the resume, do your research on your target company, and come up with a good story about why you should work there. Video interviews are also expected to increase as the year goes on — it can help recruiters assess whether you’d be a good fit for the position.
Employers are also expected to make the application process easier so that candidates don’t leave feeling burned out. Applications will become shorter and instructions will be more clear, so finding the dream job will be much easier than it was in the past. If all else fails, you can create your dream job.