This is the time of year where we start to break our New Year’s resolutions, but if you resolved to find a new job in 2015, hang tight and don’t fall off that wagon! Because if you’re in the market for a new job, then you’ve come to the right place…but unfortunately you’re not alone.
That’s right the competition will heat up as the outlook of job seekers and employers grows more positive. Beyond recently conducted a survey of more than 4,000 job seekers to find out how they felt about their job search as they headed into 2015 and job seekers said they were even more optimistic than they were when they entered 2014. We predict that this overall boost in confidence will yield a surge in hiring, an increase in job applications, and a drop in the unemployment rate.
Movement in some industries will be easier than others, like healthcare for instance—competition in 2015 will be the least intense because there is a huge demand for healthcare workers and there will continue to be so as Baby Boomers continue to retire. Opportunities for healthcare workers from younger generations will increase exponentially according to many economic experts.
“It’s impossible to discount how important job seeker confidence is to the overall economy, and we can thank the healthcare industry for giving us a nice shot in the arm heading into 2015,” said Rich Milgram, CEO of Beyond. “We’re witnessing a healthcare boom – with more jobs available, in more places, than any other industry in the country. For those frustrated with their current job search or debating a career change, this is a pretty clear message.”
Positions in the healthcare field that are hiring right now (based on the available jobs posted on Beyond), include the following titles:
Other industries that will strong this year are Technology and Engineering. Note, that this doesn’t mean that other industries aren’t hiring, these are just the few that will be most in demand for workers.