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Despite Headlines, Job Seekers Still See the Job Market as Strong

Kelly Lee
Digital Content Specialist

Regardless of gloomy headlines and worries of a doable recession, job seekers really feel the job market stays strong, based on new information from CompTIA.

Some 41 % of job seekers informed CompTIA that the employment market was both robust or very robust. Some 63 % have looked for jobs inside their present or most up-to-date profession area, whereas 61 % have explored alternatives in a very new profession area.

“Redeploying expertise within the U.S. labor market continues to fall quick for job seekers and employers alike,” stated Todd Thibodeaux, CompTIA president and CEO. “Confidence gaps, profession transition gaps and reskilling gaps should not insurmountable limitations however fairly alternatives to chart a brand new course for people and the businesses that make use of them.”

Are many of those job seekers contemplating a profession in tech? Sure—however many additionally worry the prospect of failure. For instance, 37 % of Gen Z staff worry they’d fail in a tech position, versus 27 % of their Gen X colleagues. This “confidence hole” can also be pushed by fears of “tech work tradition,” though not each tech firm—or perhaps a majority of them—topic their staff to crushing hours and insane objectives.

Fortuitously, even these staff with no tech background can discover their means right into a satisfying tech profession. Step one is mastering expertise that employers truly need—for instance, common programming languages that pay excessive salaries. The trail to that mastery can fluctuate; some staff choose to return to high school, whereas others would possibly attend a coding bootcamp, and nonetheless extra will self-teach by way of on-line supplies.

No matter your academic route, it’s vital to impress upon recruiters and hiring managers simply how a lot you care about expertise. To that finish, it’s at all times useful in case you have a portfolio of private tasks (whether or not a private web site, a GitHub repo, an app you constructed for enjoyable, or one thing else) you could current through the software course of. Having tales about your tech journey can also be vital—what challenges have you ever overcome to find out about new applied sciences, and the way have you ever executed your tech tasks?

Final however actually not least, researching a possible employer’s enterprise and tradition can also be key. For those who’re involved about “tech work tradition,” it’s best to at all times conduct a “mini tradition audit” through the hiring course of; for instance, how an organization showcases its values on its web site is commonly an enormous clue about how issues work internally. Hopefully, what you discover in your analysis will soothe your issues.   

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