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New Job Search Trends You’ll Want to Know

YWCA Saskatoon’s Employment and Learning Centre remains closed for in-person programs in light of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation.  We will continue to provide remote services via email, telephone and social media (Facebook).

We believe it is important to maintain your job search momentum. As such the Employment and Learning Centre will offer you daily job search advice and support that you can complete from home.

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As work flexibility and technology continues to grow and change the workplace, job seekers will find new job search trends that are taking over old methods. From ditching geographical restrictions to spending more time making informal but close connections, job seekers can stay ahead of the game by keeping their eye on emerging trends.

Remote Work

It’s no secret that remote work continues to grow, and the growth is triggering significant changes in the workforce. Rather than only basing your search on your geographical area, you can use remote work and work flexibility to expand your search. Even if the job is not advertised as being flexible, the company might be and likely willing to work with you.

Social Media Job Searching

We all know that social media can be essential in a job search, especially for networking and getting your information in front of recruiters. Now, however, social media has become a popular platform for searching for new jobs as companies use social media more to share their open positions.

Video Communication

With people located all over the world and the increase in remote working, video communication platforms are going to take over more traditional forms of communication. Interviews, even with local companies, might be held over a video, such as Skype or FaceTime. The same goes for chats with coworkers as you all participate in flexible work programs.

Reverse Reference Checks

Job seekers provide references, and employers are checking them out. Part of these new job search trends is the use of reverse reference checks of companies performed by job seekers. Rather than taking a firm’s word on the job, culture, and environment, job seekers are now looking to gather information through other means, including talking to current or prior employees of the company.

In addition to work flexibility and technology driving the job market, so are the companies that are embracing new ways of work and the professionals looking to find meaning and balance in their lives.

Your Employment and Learning staff are working remotely through email or over the telephone   Should you have any questions about your resume (or hard vs. soft skills) or require assistance in your job search, feel free to contact any of your Employment and Learning staff for support.  You can reach us at:

Stay motivated; stay healthy as you achieve your employment goals.

 

You can view the full original article by Jessica Howington / Content Manager at Flexjobs, at: www.flexjobs.com/blog/post/new-job-search-trends-youll-want-to-know/