“Career Jam challenges practitioners to look to the future and revolutionize their approach as career advancement becomes more complex in the new global economy.”
FORT COLLINS, Colo. (PRWEB) May 30, 2018
Career Thought Leaders Consortium (CTL) announced today the publication of their annual white paper that reports trends in the careers industry. This year’s white paper explores key questions the career industry continues to pose in light of recent developments in technology, resume development, and social media: Does personal branding still matter? Are video resumes or a paper resumes more important? How does having a social media presence impact career advancement?
Industry trends are critical data for career practitioners – career coaches and counselors, resume writers, college career services staff, military transition specialists, and others – who guide clients in career management, job transition, and job search. Brief highlights of the extensive findings include:
- Global economic forces are impacting career mobility across all career fields and challenging professionals worldwide to anticipate market changes as they determine their career plans.
- Companies have expanded the use of technology, assessments, and gamification during hiring, hoping to improve prediction of job performance and streamline the cumbersome hiring process for applicants.
- Salary negotiation is becoming more prevalent during the hiring process and previous salary history is being eliminated from the conversation in many municipalities and organizations.
- Companies are paying more attention to social media presence for current and potential employees causing professionals at all levels to be more mindful of their online interactions and online brand.
The insights in the latest trends originate annually from Career Thought Leaders Career Jam: Where Experts Forecast The New & The Next. Career Jam participants include a diverse group of professionals who work on the front lines of the employment industry. Their insights – based on daily interactions with job seekers and hiring authorities worldwide – reveal dynamic changes in the way we work today, and the way we’ll work tomorrow.
Marie Zimenoff, CEO of Career Thought Leaders, was among the career professionals who brainstormed the ideas, trends, and best practices shared in this report. “CTL convenes career professionals to keep them abreast of trends and best practices in the dynamic careers industry,” said Zimenoff. “Career Jam challenges practitioners to look to the future and revolutionize their approach as career advancement becomes more complex in the new global economy.”
About Career Thought Leaders (CTL):
The mission of Career Thought Leaders Consortium is to advance and professionalize the career industry by improving career management, leadership development, and career agility of professionals worldwide. We bring together experts from every sector and function within the career industry, sharing best practices among workforce, college, K-12, and private practice coaches, counselors and resume writers, raising the bar for career services internationally. Learn more about CTL at http://www.careerthoughtleaders.com.