Tristan talks about four hiring trends you should know if you plan on applying to jobs in 2022. While companies are doing everything they can to attract ideal candidates, everything that glitters isn’t gold. Don’t get blinded by all the extras that may come with a certain company!
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Tristan: What’s going on, Living Corporate? It’s Tristan, and I want to thank you for tapping back in with me as I provide some tips and advice for professionals. Today, let’s talk about 4 hiring trends you should know if you plan on applying to jobs in 2022.
The pandemic led to the Great Resignation, creating a job seeker market. This mass exodus has forced employers to contend with whether or not they are doing enough to keep their employees happy and attract new talent. This gives job applicants more power to negotiate for the salary and benefits they desire.
While companies are doing everything they can to attract ideal candidates, everything that glitters isn’t gold. Don’t get blinded by all the extras that may come with a certain company. A company having good perks doesn’t mean they have a great culture, and it’s on you to figure out the truth. Make sure to develop a couple of questions to uncover how you will be treated as an employee. Questions like, “How does the company handle work-life balance?” and “How does the company prioritize creating a culture that ensures all employees feel seen, heard, and valued?”
Since we are still in the middle of a pandemic, vaccination status will be factored into hiring decisions. While people are trying to politicize COVID-19 vaccinations, more employers see a mandate as a no-brainer since passing the virus around in the office could severely impact productivity and profits. According to a recent survey by ResumeBuilder, 33% of hiring managers say they will automatically eliminate resumes that don’t include a COVID-19 vaccination status. Therefore job seekers need to consider listing their vaccination status on the hiring documents. If you aren’t comfortable with that, you should focus on positions that don’t have a requirement.
Lastly, the pandemic allowed many people to work from home and led many companies to realize the advantages of their employees working remotely. So now, instead of top jobs being concentrated in major metropolitan areas like New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago, and others, companies are letting go of physical offices, allowing hiring to become less location-dependent.
This tip is brought to you by Tristan of Layfield Resume Consulting. Check us out on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook @layfieldresume, or connect with me, Tristan Layfield, on LinkedIn.