The numbers are in for candidates looking to get hired this year. Monster.com recently released a Candidate Survey with some surprising results. For starters, the job market is generally healthy, but the competition is fierce. According to Monster.com, 33 percent of Americans intend to get hired in 2019.
It's a candidate's market right now, but at the same time, job layoffs are at a record high. The numbers speak for themselves. In the first quarter of the year, layoffs reached 190,410.
Jobs on the decline have professionals scrambling for available positions that may require continually more stringent requirements for dwindling pay.
With technology advancing at a rapid rate, the market is undergoing a dramatic shift in how business is done. New solutions are being implemented, and innovative ideas are being put into motion. Things are taking shape that was unfathomable just years ago. Companies making these big leaps are called disruptors, and they are forever changing the business world.
There is no denying that millennials have a very different work-style than that of their senior generations. Some chalk it up to laziness or a sense of entitlement. A common perception is that millennials refuse to work as hard as their parents had to in order to build a career.