October has arrived! This means fall, pumpkin picking, Halloween and the beginning of Q4 of the 2018 work year. Ready or not, this year is rapidly coming to a close and 2019 will soon be upon us. While some blogs may wait until December to start talking about 2019, the Sollers Buzz is, as always, thinking about ways to prepare you for the jobs of the future. That is why this week, we are examining a fascinating report that came out of Capitol Communicator’s Mid-Atlantic Marketing Summit last week. The summit hosted a panel of recruitment experts who all shared their thoughts on hiring trends we will be seeing in 2019.
In your early years, you attended school with the primary goal of just learning different skills in fields such as math, science, English, and history. Your education was free and was designed to prepare you for the real world as opposed to preparing you for a specific job. However, the older you get, the more responsibilities you take on. The choices you make, especially with money, have a direct impact on your future and the future of your family. Therefore, the goal of education as an adult needs to be direct and specific. Learning a skill, regardless of how valuable, is not always enough to warrant spending a significant amount of money on a certificate program or a short-term course. You need the security of knowing that you will be able to find a job once that program has concluded. This is why important to attend an institution that provides employer-backed programs.
Your core set of skills is what makes you valuable as an employee. The type of value you bring to a company is directly connected to the length, direction, and prosperity of your career. This makes the task of upskilling yourself of paramount importance. Furthermore, you must choose which set of skills that are in the highest demand. This week, we will talk about Big Data Analytics. A knowledge base that is not only in high demand, but is currently in the center of a once in a lifetime technology shift.