Here are hiring trends you should plan and prepare for this year

To get the job of your dream in 2019, you seriously need to follow these new hiring trends.

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Employers are done with the recruitment system that prioritizes job candidates’ certificates. It’s 2019 and there are new hiring trends on the horizon.

According to Fast Company, there are new recruitment trends that every job seeker needs to plan and prepare for to get their dream job.

If you’re a job seeking graduate or you’re looking forward to a job or career change, these are the new hiring trends you should prepare yourself for.

Before now, when you apply for a job, you’re invited for an interview after which you might be asked to take a series of test. In 2019, reverse is the case. Career experts say, in a bid to ease the recruitment process and save both the recruiters and the applicants’ time and energy, job applicants might be asked to take tests before interview. The essence of this is to avoid taking through the interview before realizing they lack the skills to do the job.

This shouldn’t surprise you at all. You should by now beware that your LinkedIn profile can endear you to a hiring manager. But what about other social media platforms? Experts say, more employers in 2019 may find it necessary to research their potential candidates by perusing their online profiles. What this means for you is that you have to keep your social media profile as professional as possible because employers might soon start using social media to attract new talents.

Sure, having a good academic degree might look good on your resume, but according to career experts, it might not help you land a job. In fact, it’s believed that employers in 2019 will care more about your potentials- the skills you have and what you can do with the skills rather than your degrees.

If you think you don’t have to be tech-savvy because your dream job has little or nothing to do with it, you may have to think again. This is 2019 and almost every job has some component of tech involved in it. And guess what, job seekers who are techy will fare better than others in the labour market. 

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