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2014 Career & Workplace Trend: How To Stay Competitive

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2014 Career & Workplace Trend: How To Stay Competitive

  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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