This year is the year to grab the job you’ve always wanted.
The job market is growing at a decent rate and a study by Rasmussen College has illustrated some of these improvements.
Things are looking up for job seekers in 2015, so let’s take a look at some of these exciting highlights.
The Job Market is Changing for the Better
The infographic outlines three important factors that are changing for the better.
For one, job gains have been on the rise since November 2014. Although the number of jobs in January dropped by 72,000 to 257,000 since December (329,000), it’s the largest gain the U.S. job market has witnessed in 17 years.
Secondly, the nation’s unemployment rate is 5.7 percent, which means it has hit a low mark. What’s even better is that jobless college graduates have a better chance of finding a job now since the unemployment rate for Bachelors degree holders has dropped as well.
Lastly, average hourly earnings are increasing and we all know money makes the world go ’round. Therefore, this is the year for a new start with better financial possibilities.
Employers are Looking For
... a candidate that will blow their socks off.
You can’t just jump into a pool without learning how to swim first. So, there are a few things you should consider before scoping out a new job, and that’s usually learning what the employer expects from you.
According to the survey, employers have dress presentation, a well-written resume, and superlative communication skills as their top expectations when meeting someone at a networking event. They are least likely to be impressed by uncertainty or a lack of experience and knowledge about their company.
So, What Should You Do to Prepare Yourself?
You should do anything, and everything that will make you stand out from the competition. Meaning, dress professionally, make eye contact, develop spotless interviewing skills, and present the perfect resume/portfolio.