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How Job Searches Have Evolved and What to Expect in 2022

Updated: Dec 11, 2023

2021 has been a year of evolution for job seekers. The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has transformed how individuals conduct job searches. And searching for jobs will continue to evolve in 2022 as well.

Now, let's look at three ways job searches have evolved this year and what to expect when looking for a job in the new year.  

1. Employers Are Increasingly Looking to Fill Permanent, Temporary, and Contract Roles.

Businesses want quality job candidates to fill a wide range of roles. They are willing to adapt to the needs of job seekers. Thus, companies are increasingly likely to offer permanent, temporary, and contract jobs.

If you want to land a job in 2022, it pays to be flexible. Those who are open to all types of roles are well-equipped to stand out to prospective employers. As a result, these individuals may be poised to quickly complete their job searches.

2. Job Candidates Can Explore a Variety of Remote Work Opportunities.

The days of commuting to and from a workplace suddenly came to a close during the pandemic. Many companies are returning to business as usual and letting employees return to their previous work environments. Conversely, some businesses are continuing to let employees work remotely.

In 2022, expect the number of remote work opportunities to increase. This is due to the fact that allowing employees to work remotely can help companies save money. Furthermore, certain businesses have discovered that they can thrive by allowing employees to work offsite. This may lead more companies to capitalize on remote work in the foreseeable future.

If you want to work remotely, map out your job search. Consider job opportunities that allow you to work from home. Moreover, set up a home workspace where you can thrive. Then, you can position yourself to secure a job where you can work from home and perform your best.

3. There Is Significant Competition for the Top Roles at the Top Companies.

The top companies want top talent. And they are willing to commit substantial time, energy, and resources to find job seekers who can fulfill their expectations.

If you want a job at a leading company, you need to tailor your resume and cover letter accordingly. Customize your application materials based on the role you want to land and the company you want to join. That way, you can ensure your application materials help you differentiate yourself from other candidates.

Be persistent as you seek out work in 2022, too. Competition remains fierce for the top jobs at the top companies. If you do your part to show your interest in a role, you can boost the likelihood of landing your dream job.

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If you want to get the most value out of your job searches, Ascend Staffing can help. We make it easy to perform job searches in a wide range of industries.

We offer job placement services to individuals of all skill and experience levels. Our recruiters can learn about your career interests and goals and help take the next step forward in your career. Explore our job board today!

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