Placers President Chris Burkhard joined WDEL’s Host Peter MacArthur this Thursday morning. They covered a variety of topics revolving around the workforce and the job market.
The Great Resignation has passed its peak, but it can still be a good time for job seekers to make a change if you are unhappy or see better opportunities. September job growth was very strong at 336,000, the most since January. Even with interest rate hikes, demand for workers is still high in many industries like retail and restaurants.
The hiring process now takes 44 days on average to fill a role, up to 68 days in some fields. This reflects the tight labor market and skills gap. Companies should streamline hiring and train existing workers. Applicants should be patient and prepared for a lengthy process.
For those looking to switch careers, first reflect on your skills, interests and work culture fit. Take small steps like updating your resume and networking in your target field. Consider getting help from a career coach to set objectives and navigate the job search. The key is to actively plan your career path, not just apply reactively. With focus and persistence, you can find the right job match.
For the full interview and deeper insights, check out the link.