The economy is expected to improve in 2014, but only marginally. A survey of economists according to CNBC suggests that GDP growth will grow from 2.5 percent to three percent. However, the labor market is not so bleak; the U.S. Department of Labor predicts 19 million new payroll jobs in the decade leading up to 2014. So what are the ways to boost your career in 2014?
Your local economic and employment environment may be more applicable than national aggregate statistics. Which industries are growing in your area? According to Forbes, professions that will see growth in 2014 include information technology specialists, teachers, and engineers. These jobs are expected to grow by six million, or 21.2 percent. Other promising professions are those in the health and service sectors such as nurses and janitors. Here are some ways to boost your career in 2014:
- Team up with a local staffing agency. A professional agency will know the local market, the employers and the best professions to aim for. Although heavy industry may be on the decline nationally, it may well be a growing sector in your local area.
- This might be a good time for you to learn new skills with other companies or to take additional classes to broaden your skills set, or even to change careers. Talk with your staffing agency who will be able to advise and guide you.
- Consider alternative work options. Many companies are hiring workers on a temporary basis until the economy picks up. “Rent-to-Own” assignments allow companies to hire staff in times of need and to retain staff full time if they perform well.
- More people are changing jobs than ever before. Teaming up with a staffing agency will build a relationship with professionals who can help you to grow in your career. An agency professional can hone your interviewing skills and market your talents effectively.
Your career may undergo rapid change in 2014, but whether you stay in place and learn new technology to do your job better, undertake education, or engage in a new profession, PrideStaff can support your goals in the coming year. Contact us today to learn more about how a partnership with our team can assist your job search!