Welcome to a brand new year. Sure, 2023 might look the same; it might even feel the same. But, when it comes to the job hunt, this year is going to be unlike anything you’ve ever experienced before.
Why you might ask? The job market has experienced a lot over the last few years, including a pandemic, the work-from-home revolution, The Great Resignation, and major tech layoffs, not to mention a daunting recession that seems to be edging ever closer.
So if you want to search for a new job in 2023, then you need to be up-to-date. You’ve got to be on top of the latest news and tech trends. Sailing through with a good resume and decent experience just won’t cut it.
5 things to know before applying for a single job in 2023
1. Power is shifting back to the employer
Over the last few years, the tight labor market has ensured that talent has ruled the hiring game. Because of The Great Resignation, talented employees were able to jump from employer to employer and easily get rehired time and time again––often making a lot more money in the process.
However, this looks set to change in 2023 as the labor market starts to settle down again. People are starting to worry about losing their jobs due to tech layoffs, so they’re less likely to move around. This also means that there might be fewer opportunities out there, so it’s important to be proactive.
2. Quiet hiring will come to the fore
You probably heard about “quiet quitting” in 2022: the idea of employees refusing to go “above and beyond” and doing the minimum required in their jobs.
However, in 2023, we will see this practice turned on its head with “quiet hiring.” In order to acquire new skills without adding new full-time employees, some employers will encourage upskilling and internal talent mobility.
3. Non-traditional candidates can succeed
To fill critical roles in 2023, companies will need to be less rigid in their thinking. They will start to hire candidates based on their ability to do the role, not their prior experience.
More and more companies are eliminating the requirements to have a college degree. For example, a recent study from Harvard Business Review and Emsi Burning Glass found that only 26% of Accenture job postings contained a degree requirement, and at IBM, just 29% of listings asked for a degree.
Depending on the role, qualifications will still be important, of course, but candidates that show a willingness to learn on the job and a can-do attitude are likely to be favored.
4. Diversity and inclusion are top priorities
Diversity, equity, and inclusion (DE&I) are becoming more important to employees than ever before, especially Gen Z and Millennials.
Data collected in September 2022 found that 67% of employees aged 18 to 34 would consider turning down a job offer or leaving a company if there was a gender imbalance in leadership – this compares to just 58% of 35 to 44-year-olds and 39% of 55 to 64-year-olds.
5. Referrals still rule the roost
Some things never change, and the power of a good referral can not be underestimated, especially in 2023. Hiring managers this year are more focused on finding the right fit, rather than interviewing a sea of candidates.
One of the main ways that applicants can stand out is through an employee referral program. It doesn’t matter whether you’re a recent graduate or a senior manager; you’ve likely made connections that will speak highly of you. Consider asking for referrals from your current or past employer or colleagues in the field. This type of referral will provide credibility to your application.
Now, let’s take a look at three great jobs that are available; and as always, there are thousands more to discover on the Fossbytes Job Board.
Performance Engineer, Blockchain, Ripple, San Francisco
Ripple is a fintech company that enables global financial institutions, businesses, governments, and developers to move, manage, and tokenize value, helping to unlock greater economic opportunity for everyone, everywhere. The team is hiring a Performance Engineer in San Francisco to work with teams across the organization in acquiring performance requirements and load forecast metrics, participate in the full software release lifecycle, and design performance testing load model and the associated test data. Benefits include a competitive salary, bonuses, and equity. Ripple also provides staff with medical, dental, and commuter benefits and a mobile phone stipend. Get all the information here.
Senior UX Designer, Lucid Software, Salt Lake City
If you’re looking for a role in Utah, Lucid software is an end-to-end visual collaboration suite that helps teams see and build the future. The company was originally founded in Salt Lake City in 2010. The new Senior UX Designer will collaborate with a team of deep thinkers to research, concept, and design new products. They will also need to communicate user intents and motivations, support engineers in translating and implementing designs, and effectively manage projects to meet deadlines, roadmaps, and requirements. Working at Lucid Software comes with a lot of perks, including a comprehensive portfolio of health benefits, career development, and equity too. You can apply for this role here.
Front End Development Specialist, Deloitte, Grand Rapids
Deloitte is known as one of the Big Four when it comes to corporate careers, but this role is within its Green Dot agency. Sitting within the Marketing Excellence (ME) organization, this team develops cutting-edge marketing plans, creative assets, and unique experiences that engage clients and deliver on the business strategy. The Front End Development Specialist will support and create engaging user experiences, focus on web standards, and be a point of contact for cross-functional technical projects and programs. The right candidate will be rewarded with a competitive salary, life insurance, well-being subsidy, medical and dental cover, family leave, sabbaticals, and pet insurance. Apply online today.
By Pippa Hardy