Over the past few decades or so, the process of job searching has evolved. From traveling distances with your resume in hand to walk-in and inquire for a job hiring, to now being able to send your resume online via your mobile phone, recruitment has successfully adapted with the times. And together with the process, the stakeholders, the applicants, and the employers, also changed.
As the years go by, the job market increases grow deeper annually due to the influx of fresh graduates that enter the professional world. Together with this, trends pop up and influence the way of how the job search works. Being employers and job seekers, it is a must that you are informed so you can make adjustments and an action-plan should the need arise. With that in mind, here are the things you need to know about the future of job search.
Job Pinoy thought of bringing a video resume here in the country. This is not only for the purpose of uniqueness, but to also advance the process of recruitment in the Philippines.
Video resume makes for an efficient instrument for recruitment. It provides applicants an avenue to express themselves in a more creative manner, a way that is more unique than a written resume ever can. Other than that, it can also help speed up the recruitment process of certain industries, like companies in business process outsourcing (BPO). With the arrival of the video resume, you can say that the future of job search in the Philippines has opened more possibilities.
Professional branding online matters
We now live in a digital-first world, so the chances of the days where employers ask applicants for references being gone is most likely high. Your social media profiles and your profiles on job posting websites, for both job seekers and companies, will become the reference that you will become known for. Creating a detailed and worry-less digital footprint will be an integral part of your brand as a professional and as an employer.
Mobile apply will be more prevalent
The trend of smartphones has created the “applying for jobs on the go” phenomenon. Mobile-apply jobs allow applicants to save time by conveniently being able to apply for jobs whenever and wherever an internet connection is available. Hence, the popularity of job application phone apps will continue to go up.
Now that you are aware of the future, stay a step ahead of your competition and plan now to adapt. Whether you are an employer or a job seeker, try to learn more so you can be ready for anything the job industry might throw at you.