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Transferrable Skills Will Help You Find a Job in 2021

Transferrable Skills Will Help You Find a Job in 2021

I must say, I am feeling the optimism – things are moving along in the right direction. In my last blog wrapping up 2020, I left off explaining how I felt good momentum moving into the new year. Over the last few weeks of 2020, I was focusing on the marketing aspect of recruiting. Touching base with previous clients and reaching out to companies in the mining, heavy industrial, and manufacturing sectors. I received some excellent responses from steel mills to food manufacturing and packing companies. Companies are hiring in Q1, not as much as I have seen in previous years, but certainly an uptick from the majority of last year. One of the trends I am currently experiencing as I continue my candidate searches is the emphasis on transferrable skills.

Candidates with transferrable skills

Last year when some of my mining clients in California and aerospace manufacturers took a significant hit due to COVID-19, I expanded into similar manufacturing markets. We started working with more pulp and paper companies and continued building our relationship with the forestry companies we have worked with for years. We also are having new success with food manufacturers and packaging companies. With mining back in the mix and aerospace companies picking up production, I am currently working with the diverse client pool in my recruiting career. As a result, my focus shifted towards looking for candidates with transferrable skills in the industrial and manufacturing sectors.

Job seekers should look outside their current field

While we are optimistic that 2021 will be a bounce-back year, there are still some other factors to consider. People are eager and ready to get back to work, and unemployment rates are still high. This creates a very competitive job market. As a candidate navigating this job market, it is essential to keep your options open. Going back to transferable skillsets, if you have a solid foundation in leadership, skilled trades, engineers, administration, or a similar skillset, consider looking into other industries. Just because your previous sector isn’t hiring, it doesn’t mean others aren’t. The fact is someone out there is hiring, and putting yourself in the right position for success is vital.

We can help expand your talent pool

Partnering with a recruiting that can help present opportunities to you can be an impactful way to secure employment in 2021. Working with a recruiting agency can help companies with hiring needs help you tap into a whole new talent pool. JSG can provide you a diverse candidate base with local candidates who have the skillset you are looking for. Reach out to us today, and let us help you find the talent you need.

Why Job Seekers Should Utilize A Recruiter in 2021

Why Job Seekers Should Utilize A Recruiter in 2021

Will you be looking for a new career opportunity next year? The job market is in a weird position right now. Some industries are thriving, while others are just trying to keep afloat. If you are searching for a new job, the market is a little rocky, but employers are still hiring. As we edge closer to overcoming the coronavirus, the job market will continue to stabilize, and it may be helpful for you to seek the aid of a hiring professional. Here are three reasons why job seekers should utilize a recruiter in 2021.

Competition is going to be fierce

Let’s face it; there are millions of people out of work, and the competition on the job market will be fierce. Gone are the days of the candidate being in the driver’s seat with multiple job offers in the works. In 2021, employers will still be recovering from the virus but will have more options to choose from. If you partner with a recruiter, we can ensure your resume gets read by the hiring manager instead of getting added to a stack of other candidates. Working with a recruiter, like one from Johnson Search Group, will help your resume actually get reviewed instead of thrown to the side. Hiring managers will have hundreds of applications to sift through, and we can ensure yours gets the attention it deserves.

Elaborate on your transferrable skills

When you are applying for a new job, you may not have every skill listed on the job description. But that doesn’t mean you aren’t an excellent fit for the role. If you have transferable skills, you can take what you know and adapt to similar job-specific skills needed to perform the job. This might be difficult to identify on your resume, so a recruiter can help elaborate your skills. They can help bridge the gap between what you already know how to do and how you can quickly adapt to perform the job successfully.

Exclusive job opportunities

And finally, job seekers should utilize a recruiter in 2021 to have access to exclusive job opportunities. Most job seekers use job sites and company career pages to find jobs. But have you heard about the hidden job market? Millions of job postings are not on traditional platforms. Only about 40% of job postings are advertised online. So, where are all the other jobs? Many are exclusive opportunities from recruiters. Clients partner with us to find them the best candidates on the market. As a result, some of these roles are in our hands and not posted anywhere else. If you really want to elevate your job search, utilize a recruiting firm.

Ready to let a recruiter go to work for you?

So, these are just three of the reasons why job seekers should utilize a recruiter in 2021. If you are ready to get back to work or find a new opportunity, reach out to us today. We work hard, we work together, and we work for you. Please take a look at our available jobs and give us a call today.