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2014 CAREER &
WORKPLACE TRENDS
…AND WHAT YOU CAN DO TO STAY COMPETITIVE
www.getsmarter.co.za
COMPANIES ARE CHANGING THE
WAY THEY HIRE…
Personal branding becomes a more
deciding factor for recruiters
and employers
Employers turn to social media
to recruit and scout
Word of mouth referrals
increase in value
Source: http://www.jobmail.co.za/blog/4-predicted-recruitment-trends-south-afric...
PERMANENT EMPLOYMENT IS
NO LONGER GUARANTEED
Companies staff up and down
as needed, creating a greater need
for freelancers or contract hires
The freelance economy booms
Source: http://www.forbes.com/sites/sage/2014/02/11/why-the-new-freelance-economy-is-great-for...
WORKPLACE
DEMOGRAPHICS CHANGE
18% of baby boomers will
retire in the next five years
18%
Companies move to focus on
succession planning and new
leadership roles open up
With years of experience about to leave
the workplace, strong focus is placed
on training and mentorship
Source: http://ww...
NEW JOB TITLES START TO
BECOME THE NORM,
INCLUDING…
Legal positions in
online reputations, social media
policies and privacy rights
Engineering positions in sustainability
and alternative energy
Marketing positions in Google Analytics,
SEO, content optimization and
content marketing
Source: http://www.bizcommunity.c...
2014 BRINGS WITH IT NEW
RULES FOR CAREER SUCCESS
Being successful in 2014 means
actively managing your career
A MODERN CAREER IS A PATH ON
WHICH AUTONOMY, MASTERY,
AND PURPOSE INTERSECT TO ACHIEVE
PERSONAL MEANING
– SAM PADDOCK, CO-...
WHAT CAN YOU DO
TO STAY COMPETITIVE?
In 2014, the responsibility for career
management has shifted to you,
the individual.
Achieving success in your career is an
active process of identifying market needs,
defining your career goals, developing
y...
1. UPSKILL
Demonstrate your ability to learn, and prove
that your skills are current.
2. DEVELOP YOUR PERSONAL BRAND
Brand “you” has never been more important.
3. MANAGE YOUR DIGITAL FOOTPRINT
Demonstrate your ability to learn, and prove
that your skills are current
Turn to social media and your networks
in your job search 92% of companies
use social media for recruiting or
reference ch...
DOWNLOAD THE 2014 CAREER GUIDE OR
THE 2014 PERSONAL BRAND GUIDE
to learn more about advancing your career in 2014
IMPROVING LIVES THROUGH
BETTER EDUCATION
www.getsmarter.co.za
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  1. 1. 2014 CAREER & WORKPLACE TRENDS …AND WHAT YOU CAN DO TO STAY COMPETITIVE www.getsmarter.co.za
  2. 2. COMPANIES ARE CHANGING THE WAY THEY HIRE…
  3. 3. Personal branding becomes a more deciding factor for recruiters and employers
  4. 4. Employers turn to social media to recruit and scout
  5. 5. Word of mouth referrals increase in value Source: http://www.jobmail.co.za/blog/4-predicted-recruitment-trends-south-africa-2014/
  6. 6. PERMANENT EMPLOYMENT IS NO LONGER GUARANTEED
  7. 7. Companies staff up and down as needed, creating a greater need for freelancers or contract hires
  8. 8. The freelance economy booms Source: http://www.forbes.com/sites/sage/2014/02/11/why-the-new-freelance-economy-is-great-for-your-small-business/
  9. 9. WORKPLACE DEMOGRAPHICS CHANGE
  10. 10. 18% of baby boomers will retire in the next five years 18%
  11. 11. Companies move to focus on succession planning and new leadership roles open up
  12. 12. With years of experience about to leave the workplace, strong focus is placed on training and mentorship Source: http://www.bizcommunity.com/Article/196/633/106772.html
  13. 13. NEW JOB TITLES START TO BECOME THE NORM, INCLUDING…
  14. 14. Legal positions in online reputations, social media policies and privacy rights
  15. 15. Engineering positions in sustainability and alternative energy
  16. 16. Marketing positions in Google Analytics, SEO, content optimization and content marketing Source: http://www.bizcommunity.com/Article/196/633/106772.html
  17. 17. 2014 BRINGS WITH IT NEW RULES FOR CAREER SUCCESS Being successful in 2014 means actively managing your career
  18. 18. A MODERN CAREER IS A PATH ON WHICH AUTONOMY, MASTERY, AND PURPOSE INTERSECT TO ACHIEVE PERSONAL MEANING – SAM PADDOCK, CO-CEO, GETSMARTER. A MODERN CAREER IS A PATH ONA MODERN CAREER IS A PATH ON
  19. 19. WHAT CAN YOU DO TO STAY COMPETITIVE?
  20. 20. In 2014, the responsibility for career management has shifted to you, the individual.
  21. 21. Achieving success in your career is an active process of identifying market needs, defining your career goals, developing yourself as a project, and marketing your personal brand.
  22. 22. 1. UPSKILL Demonstrate your ability to learn, and prove that your skills are current.
  23. 23. 2. DEVELOP YOUR PERSONAL BRAND Brand “you” has never been more important.
  24. 24. 3. MANAGE YOUR DIGITAL FOOTPRINT Demonstrate your ability to learn, and prove that your skills are current
  25. 25. Turn to social media and your networks in your job search 92% of companies use social media for recruiting or reference checks 92%
  26. 26. DOWNLOAD THE 2014 CAREER GUIDE OR THE 2014 PERSONAL BRAND GUIDE to learn more about advancing your career in 2014
  27. 27. IMPROVING LIVES THROUGH BETTER EDUCATION www.getsmarter.co.za
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