With 2018 winding down, we thought it would be a good idea to look at some of the biggest career trends coming up in the New Year. For all the job seekers, career changers, and everybody else who wants to know more about what to expect from 2019, here is a breakdown of some of the top industry trends and high-demand jobs to watch in the coming year.
Five of the Top Jobs for 2019
Predicting job growth isn’t an exact science. Keep in mind that each company or resource that releases a list of the fastest growing jobs is often using their own data. A human resources firm or recruitment agency identifies trends based on the applicants and companies who work with them. LinkedIn pulls numbers from its users. This isn’t to say that any of the results are inaccurate, but it does account for some of the differences you might see.
For our purposes, we examined several different sources to identify some common threads that indicate industry-wide trends.* These jobs are not listed in order
Top Job Market Trends for 2019
Anybody keeping a finger on the pulse of the job market for 2019 should take into account, not just specific jobs, but general trends in the market as well. These broader trends imply changes in the ways companies are hiring, the skills they are looking for, and the shape of your competition. Learning how to navigate industry trends can give you an advantage when you apply for jobs. Here are some trends to keep an eye on in 2019:
New technologies are popping up daily, and automation is on the rise. The result is a labor market that’s evolving at a dizzying rate, with certain roles becoming redundant and others (some of which didn’t exist a decade ago) becoming increasingly important.
Technology is rapidly transforming the insurance industry. This means that while traditional job roles like sales agents, underwriters, and customer service reps are still needed, advances in technology have created several new roles in the industry.
If you didn’t catch our previous post about BigLaw employee benefit packages, take a look here. In that post, we outlined “typical” benefits that BigLaw firms offer their associates, and highlighted some very important but often underutilized benefits that can greatly improve associate quality of life.
If you’ve ever used a job search engine such as Indeed or Monster, you may have come across some strange or otherwise perplexing job postings. These can often be amusing due to unfortunate spelling errors or odd language syntax, but there might be more to it than just a few silly mistakes.