As unemployment remains at 9%, there are numerous men and women who are currently looking for a job or attempting to transition from their current employment situation to another, and in many cases are finding that this is still a difficult task despite the fact that some may have been in the workforce for quite some time. Yet, recent reports have indicated that jobseekers who may be new to the job market or who are simply looking to transition from one career to another have hit roadblocks as a result of numerous factors, one of which may be the overwhelming amount of men and women currently looking for employment, but there are some indications that skill is hindering some from progressing forward and finding a job they seek.
It’s common sense that many jobs that are currently available may require specialized skills in certain areas as careers in technology, the medical industry, or other fields are not necessarily open for those who have a generalized set of abilities and may learn on the job, but rather the options are only open to those who have a very specific skill set that will be used to accomplish various tasks, complete projects, and ultimately allow them benefit a particular company. Sadly, there have been reports released in the past few weeks that indicate many hiring managers are looking for certain qualifications that are simply not being found among job applicants, but this is also lead to problems where some job seekers may not have the ability to develop specific skills that these hiring managers are seeking.
Understandably though, some job seekers understand the job market is much more demanding at the present time as there are a wide range of individuals with either no skill or years of experience who may be competing for the same job, and this has allowed hiring managers to tailor their wants to specific areas or individuals, which may mean that some young job seekers are going to have more trouble getting certain positions than others. This has also led some to either return to school or begin pursuing their education for the first time, which has created debt situations that have begun to worry many officials as students who are pursuing their education in the hopes of finding a fit in a certain career after graduation or those who are attending online universities to sharpen their skills are building more debt that may not necessarily allow them to get the experience they need to lead to a job opportunity.
Yet, it’s hope that as the job market does slowly improve, in terms of adding new job opportunities and workers, unemployment will decline and more hiring managers will begin to see employees as investments rather than bodies that they can use to fill a certain position as there are many young job seekers or even seasoned workers who are more than willing to come into a job and work their way up, but of course this is not always something every hiring manager is looking for nor does every industry allow for this type of worker as, once again, specific industries like the medical field or technology-related job did not have the time or resources to allow for on-the-job training without employees at least having a solid foundation from which they can perform their job and learn new skills along the way.
It may be the case that some who have returned to college, like those who may be pursuing a career in the medical field or changing their career path into this particular field, and get the basic experience they need and may be able to learn some of the skills on the job, but officials are urging jobseekers to make sure they fully understand the industry into which they hope to enter, or rather the industries in which they are applying, so that they will better be prepared in terms of what skills they need, how their education may help them with acquiring a job in these areas, and ultimately better appeal to hiring managers who may be looking for more from workers now than in the past.