If you are in need of a job, now is the time to start looking. Recent statistics have shown that the future of job growth is looking very bright!
o 47 percent of employers plan to hire full-time and permanent employees, which is up 44 percent from last year
o 27 percent plan to hire part-time employees, which is up 25 percent from last year
o 33 percent plan to hire temporary or contract workers, which is up 31 percent from last year
Kavaliro’s Area Director, Rafael Restrepo, agrees that job growth is going looking promising. “Information technology is definitely on the rise when it comes to companies hiring. Anyone with software engineer background is in high demand most likely receiving multiple job offers within days. Professionals with specific skills in technology, finance or some type of engineering are employed at the highest rate.”
How to prepare for future job growth and what people should do beyond their resume
Even with job availability on the rise, you will continue to see competition vying for your dream position. In order to find the right job you must make yourself standout. Here are a few tips from Kavaliro’s Resource Manager, Louis Douglas:
o Never a lack of enthusiasm: There should never be a dull moment in pursuing your career advancement. If you really want to advance your career, you have to ask for what you want. Your manager isn't a mind reader, and waiting quietly to be recognized is a surefire way to get passed over for a promotion.
o Getting noticed: You must also make sure that management notices when you do good work, and understands that you expect to be rewarded for going above and beyond. Too often employees just assume that their bosses know what's best when it comes to helping with career advancement, and that doing a really good job will automatically be acknowledged. Unfortunately, the truth is that many workers only generate attention when they're a problem.
o Network, network, network – even when you don't want a new job: A well-developed professional network can be a source of friendships, mentors, and referrals for everything from pediatricians to plumbers. Your network can also provide objective insights for evaluating opportunities and problems. Trade organizations, churches, alumni associations, friends of friends, and continuing education classes all offer excellent sources for cultivating relationships with colleagues who can help advance your career. Remember: job security comes and goes, but a solid network of valuable contacts is valuable no matter the circumstances.
o Education: Review job descriptions, find out what the minimum educational requirements are that you need to obtain. Have you already acquired these? If so, you may want to look into exceeding the minimum requirements. For instance, if you want to progress through the accounting field, chances are that minimally you need a bachelor degree with a concentration in accounting. However, pursuing a Master of Public Administration or a Master of Accountancy would give you advanced knowledge and may help you meet a preferred qualification.
o Experience: Chances are you have gained some experience within your current field. Everyone has to start somewhere and gaining the entry-level experience sets you on the right path ahead. To gain additional experience, look for advancement opportunities. If your place of employment has a job board, make sure to access it regularly so that you do not miss an opportunity. If they have job interest cards, make sure to fill them out so that you will be made aware of when an opening is posted.
Kavaliro Employment Agency has offices in Tampa, Fla., Charlotte, N.C., Orlando, Fla., Washington, D.C., and Jacksonville, Fla. and can make sure you find the right people for this important role. We are ready and waiting to help you anytime and look forward to hearing from you.