Summary Sunday: Skill Up

The Great Resignation continues. But a word of caution for those who plan to re-enter the workforce – skill up! The skills you’ll need in the future look different than those you currently have.

In September, 4.4 million US workers quit.

In August 4.3 million US workers quit.

These are record-breaking numbers.

While the reasons vary from unbearable work conditions to personal life situations, it is clear that workers feel confident enough to quit.

If you or someone you know is without a job and looking, then you’ll want to brush up on your job seeking skills.

In this weeks summary, you’ll find:

5 tips for today’s job seekersAdvice about changing industriesQuestions to ask an employer during an interview2025 Workforce Skills Predictions

JOB SEARCH

5 Job Search Tips for Career Switchers During the Great Resignation | ATD

Anyone looking for a new job should be aware of what’s changed in job search since the pandemic began and how employers are responding.

Will A Little Change Do You Good? | LinkedIn

Andrew Seaman compiled these articles that address why and/or how people are changing jobs or industries right now. If you are unhappy, see if changing jobs or industries is really the right move.

INTERVIEWING

27 Unique Interview Questions to Ask Employer |Career Sidekick

You can never have enough questions to ask an employer. Be ready and prepared to ask some of these questions before your next interview concludes.

WORKFORCE TRENDS

The Future of Jobs Report 2020 | World Economic Forum

Written in October of 2020, this report analyzes who the displaced workers are during the pandemic, what they have transitioned to, and what they will transition to. It’s an in-depth look at who the pandemic impacted and the changes that are occurring.

This graphic illustrates the predicted skills needed for the workforce of the future.

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Week 2 – November Job Search Challenge

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