“The number of job vacancies soared to nearly 15 million by mid-March, but discouraged, hesitant and fearful job seekers means many positions are still unfilled, according to new data from online job site ZipRecruiter. Now companies are staffing up to capture booming demand, with the number of open positions across all online listings soaring 5 million above the pandemic’s start.” -NBC News

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In the News: Has COVID Changed the Job Search? and The U.S.: An Employment Outlook Amid COVID

 

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GoinGlobal, a resource offered by the University Career Center, found the following soft skills to be in great demand:

  • Professionalism

  • Strong oral and written communication skills

  • Flexibility/resilience

  • Emotional intelligence

  • Teamwork and collaboration skills

  • Critical thinking and problem-solving skills

Not surprisingly, the employment outlook is highest for jobs that are telework-friendly. Thus, the leisure and hospitality, retail, construction and transportation, and warehousing industries have seen the greatest downward trend in employment over the past year. Source

The most telework-friendly industries include the following:

  • Educational services

  • Professional services

  • Finance and insurance

  • Information

  • Wholesale trade

  • Real Estate

  • Public administration

Most effective Search Strategies & Preparation Tips during COVID