Hybrid Schedules Are In
Covid-19 changed basically everything for workplaces, and one of the most obvious changes has been how, and where, people work. There has been a lot of rejection about returning to the office, with many of us choosing to continue to work from home.
The top 10 Fortune 500 companies have come to a compromise. Positions that did not go remote during the pandemic will, of course, remain on site. Those who went remote during the lockdown are now being asked to adhere to a hybrid schedule, returning to the office at least 3 days per week.
Regardless of what leaders are wanting, you still have a say in the matter. If your company is fighting for a full return to the office and you don’t want that, communicate your concerns. Most companies will listen and take your opinions into consideration and try to come to an arrangement that caters to all parties.
Soft Skills Dominate
A study performed over 100 years ago by Harvard University, the Carnegie Foundation, and Stanford University is still relevant today. The study concluded that 85% of job success comes from having well-developed soft skills. A more recent study from 3 years ago, now indicates 93% of employers want you to have the soft skills necessary to thrive.
How to make sure you are showing off your soft skills on your resume
Below is a list of the top 10 soft skills to include in your resume:
4. Critical Thinking
5. Emotional Intelligence
9. Time Management
10. Continual Learning
Connections Are Key
A study conducted by LinkedIn in 2020, showed that companies are indicating approximately 27% of new hires are from referrals. It’s been proven that hiring from employee referrals is less expensive for the business, it produces a better hire, and retention improves. LinkedIn is one of the best places to reach out to make those connections. You don’t have to be close to someone to get a referral.
Another option is to talk with your friends and family. Where are they working? What openings are at their company? Do they enjoy the people they work with and the culture they work in? Don’t be afraid to reach out. The worst you will get is a no.
Employers Have Upped Their Game
Once upon a time, when you applied for a job it was a one-sided event, and the goal was for you to dazzle a recruiter. The hiring process is now a two-way street, where employers are just as responsible to wow you as you are them.
There is a lot to for them to consider, too. They should try to establish a solid work-life balance for their employees, offer competitive wages, superior benefits, economic responsibility, and more.
With such a highly competitive job market for employees, you don’t have to settle and there is more room for negotiations. On the flip side, though, there are more candidates for employers to choose from with remote work.
If you are thinking a new career is on the cards in the new year, then we would love to help. Contact us today to see how we can assist with your new career.