The pandemic has changed A LOT about job seeking, but you can get ahead of the 2022 curve.
With The Great Resignation, (individuals not going back to work, or leaving their jobs in record numbers) – opportunities are beginning to grow – again.
Now is the time to look for a new job or promotion in 2022… here are 4 reasons why.
- Demand for goods will always remain high: Americans are still purchasing (mostly online). Workers are needed to sell, produce, process, and transport goods. The Labor Department reported 10.4 million job openings in September 2021 and an addition of over one half-million new jobs in October. Because of the high turnover in workers, companies/businesses are having to do more to attract and retain workers by offering better pay, flexibility and benefits.
- With the signing of the $1M trillion Infrastructure by President Biden (a bill aimed to improve roads, bridges, and water systems across the United States), jobs in construction, manufacturing, logistics, supply, broadband, and transportation may reach over 1 million new jobs.
- As the world continues to open up (a little at a time in an ebb and flow ratio), many events from 2019 and 2020 have been pushed into 2022. For example, we purchased tickets for Lion King, the play, for our daughter’s 16th birthday and they were just reissued for this month (2 years later) – Happy 18th birthday!Service based businesses now need administrative, technical, operational, and client facing staff for vacations, concerts, plays, weddings, conferences, and live events. A 37% jump in travel over this year is expected in 2022.
- As employers struggle to find and keep employees, now is a good time to switch careers with less resistance or credentials or consider taking on additional work in your current job, while asking for a raise/promotion. Mature workers may also benefit from this unique hiring dynamic as well.
If you are looking for a new job, or different job in 2022, consider being part of a ‘great migration of one’ into the workforce rather than the great resignation. Set a goal with a deadline and start working towards your ideal career.