While now is a great time to find work, there are certain things you should be aware of while job hunting this fall: recruitment cycles, in-demand jobs, and labor shortages.
Recruitment Cycles and Hiring Trends
Summer is almost over. Before you know it, fall will be in full force and pumpkin spice aromas will be inescapable.
Hiring ebbs and flows. Some months are better for finding work than others. For example, trying to find work in the summer is always more difficult. People take vacations and its hard to get a team together to make big hiring decisions.
The fall, on the other hand, is a great time. For one, everyone is returning to work, and as result, hiring picks back up. Not to mention, budgets need to be spent before the year rolls over.
Having said that, there are certainly industry exceptions. If certain jobs are seasonal in nature, you may be out of luck as the calendar changes. For example, the construction industry is booming now and looking for talent. But hiring is likely to slow down in areas that are prone to harsher winters and inclement weather.
2019 In-Demand Jobs
Not all jobs are created equal in this economy. Meaning, there are certain careers and fields that are hiring quicker, and have a greater need for talent, than others. Below are jobs that are very much in demand, and less prone to cyclical hiring.
Another way to boost your chances of finding a job is to focus on industries with significant labor shortages. Meaning, the number of positions available outpaces those with the skills to match. Here are three industries craving talent.