Career Guidance - Employment Trends https://www.careercast.com/career-guidance/advice/rss.xml en Why Tech Job Seekers Might Look Outside Silicon Valley for Their Next Big Break https://it.careercast.com/career-news/it-jobs-midwest <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Why Tech Job Seekers Might Look Outside Silicon Valley for Their Next Big Break</span> <div class="field field--name-field-crr-nws-rtcl-img field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/rated_job_thumbnail/public/tech-map-050718.jpg?itok=UjXU8iIV" width="143" height="120" alt="" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-rated-job-thumbnail" /> </div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">CareerCast.com</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Tue, 05/08/2018 - 10:45</span> <div class="field field--name-field-author field--type-string-long field--label-inline"> <div class="field__label">Author</div> <div class="field__item">Dan Lauer</div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item">Silicon Valley may be the nation's tech hub, but a burgeoning job landscape for those in the between the coasts offers plenty of attractive opportunities. <div class="more-link"><a href="https://it.careercast.com/career-news/it-jobs-midwest" class="more-link" hreflang="en">More</a></div></div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-author-bio field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p><a href="https://core.influenceandco.com/content/LinkedIn" target="_blank">Dan Lauer</a> is the founding executive director of <a href="https://core.influenceandco.com/content/umsl.edu/accelerate/">UMSL Accelerate</a>, an initiative that fosters innovation and entrepreneurship in and outside the classroom and helps bring concepts from mind to market. Dan is a long-standing, successful entrepreneur who’s founded multiple companies, including Lauer Toys Inc., best known for the Waterbabies® line, which has enjoyed 26 years of continuous distribution and 23 million units sold. Through the <a href="https://www.facebook.com/umslaccelerate/?ref=br_rs" target="_blank">UMSL Accelerate</a>, he serves as a catalyst for developing a vibrant ecosystem of students, faculty, and community to inspire innovation and advocate for entrepreneurship.</p> </div> <div class="field field--name-career-topics field--type-entity-reference field--label-inline"> <div class="field__label">Career Topics</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><div about="/category/career-topics/del-employment-trends/employment-trends" id="taxonomy-term-2421" class="taxonomy-term vocabulary-career-topics"> <h2><a href="/category/career-topics/del-employment-trends/employment-trends"> <div class="field field--name-name field--type-string field--label-hidden field__item">Employment Trends</div> </a></h2> <div class="content"> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Tue, 08 May 2018 17:45:07 +0000 CareerCast.com 51425 at https://www.careercast.com https://it.careercast.com/career-news/it-jobs-midwest#comments 2018 Job Search Checklist https://www.careercast.com/career-news/2018-job-search <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">2018 Job Search Checklist </span> <div class="field field--name-field-crr-nws-rtcl-img field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/rated_job_thumbnail/public/2018-article-image_0.jpg?itok=HEkIi2_z" width="143" height="120" alt="" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-rated-job-thumbnail" /> </div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">CareerCast.com</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Thu, 01/04/2018 - 10:07</span> <div class="field field--name-field-author field--type-string-long field--label-inline"> <div class="field__label">Author</div> <div class="field__item">CareerCast.com</div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item">Continued employment growth through 2017 shapes the job market forecast for 2018. Here's what to know in a new year. <div class="more-link"><a href="https://www.careercast.com/career-news/2018-job-search" class="more-link" hreflang="en">More</a></div></div> <div class="field field--name-career-topics field--type-entity-reference field--label-inline"> <div class="field__label">Career Topics</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><div about="/category/career-topics/del-employment-trends/employment-trends" id="taxonomy-term-2421" class="taxonomy-term vocabulary-career-topics"> <h2><a href="/category/career-topics/del-employment-trends/employment-trends"> <div class="field field--name-name field--type-string field--label-hidden field__item">Employment Trends</div> </a></h2> <div class="content"> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Thu, 04 Jan 2018 18:07:11 +0000 CareerCast.com 51305 at https://www.careercast.com https://www.careercast.com/career-news/2018-job-search#comments How to Gain the Skills You Need for the Tech Job You Want https://it.careercast.com/career-news/in-demand-tech-skills <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">How to Gain the Skills You Need for the Tech Job You Want</span> <div class="field field--name-field-crr-nws-rtcl-img field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/rated_job_thumbnail/public/tech-article-111317.png?itok=A-WGwVrv" width="143" height="120" alt="" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-rated-job-thumbnail" /> </div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">CareerCast.com</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Mon, 11/13/2017 - 12:09</span> <div class="field field--name-field-author field--type-string-long field--label-inline"> <div class="field__label">Author</div> <div class="field__item">Haley Shoaf</div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item">Tech skills are more in demand now than ever before. The economy is shifting — it has become increasingly imperative for people to have technical skills in order to stay competitive in the job market.<div class="more-link"><a href="https://it.careercast.com/career-news/in-demand-tech-skills" class="more-link" hreflang="en">More</a></div></div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-author-bio field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p><a href="https://www.linkedin.com/in/haley-shoaf-b951164a/" target="_blank"><em>Haley Shoaf</em></a><em> is the education operations director for </em><a href="https://www.launchcode.org/" target="_blank"><em>LaunchCode</em></a><em>, a nonprofit organization preparing individuals for and matching them with opportunities in the technology industry and a recipient of Prior to LaunchCode, Haley was a Venture for America fellow in St. Louis.</em></p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-author-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img src="/sites/default/files/haley-shoaf.png" width="156" height="131" alt="" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> <div class="field field--name-career-topics field--type-entity-reference field--label-inline"> <div class="field__label">Career Topics</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><div about="/category/career-topics/del-employment-trends/employment-trends" id="taxonomy-term-2421" class="taxonomy-term vocabulary-career-topics"> <h2><a href="/category/career-topics/del-employment-trends/employment-trends"> <div class="field field--name-name field--type-string field--label-hidden field__item">Employment Trends</div> </a></h2> <div class="content"> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Mon, 13 Nov 2017 20:09:01 +0000 CareerCast.com 51276 at https://www.careercast.com https://it.careercast.com/career-news/in-demand-tech-skills#comments High Paying Jobs (With Little to No Formal Education) https://www.careercast.com/career-news/high-paying-jobs-no-education <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">High Paying Jobs (With Little to No Formal Education)</span> <div class="field field--name-field-crr-nws-rtcl-img field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/rated_job_thumbnail/public/article-image-110317_1.png?itok=GzAVBp8y" width="143" height="120" alt="" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-rated-job-thumbnail" /> </div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">CareerCast.com</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Fri, 11/03/2017 - 10:24</span> <div class="field field--name-field-author field--type-string-long field--label-inline"> <div class="field__label">Author</div> <div class="field__item">Will Zimmerman</div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item">There are tons of high paying jobs that don’t require formal education and may require little to no experience.<div class="more-link"><a href="https://www.careercast.com/career-news/high-paying-jobs-no-education" class="more-link" hreflang="en">More</a></div></div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-author-bio field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Will ZImmerman is a content marketer for <a href="https://www.proven.com">Proven</a>, the small business hiring tool. From Boulder, Colorado, Will enjoys all things outdoors including but certainly not limited to skiing, camping, hiking, and surfing.</p></div> <div class="field field--name-career-topics field--type-entity-reference field--label-inline"> <div class="field__label">Career Topics</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><div about="/category/career-topics/del-employment-trends/employment-trends" id="taxonomy-term-2421" class="taxonomy-term vocabulary-career-topics"> <h2><a href="/category/career-topics/del-employment-trends/employment-trends"> <div class="field field--name-name field--type-string field--label-hidden field__item">Employment Trends</div> </a></h2> <div class="content"> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Fri, 03 Nov 2017 17:24:27 +0000 CareerCast.com 51275 at https://www.careercast.com https://www.careercast.com/career-news/high-paying-jobs-no-education#comments Hiring Trends and Preparing for The Final Stretch of the Year https://www.careercast.com/career-news/late-summer-hiring <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Hiring Trends and Preparing for The Final Stretch of the Year</span> <div class="field field--name-field-crr-nws-rtcl-img field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/rated_job_thumbnail/public/080717-article.png?itok=enczoGlh" width="143" height="120" alt="" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-rated-job-thumbnail" /> </div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">CareerCast.com</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Mon, 08/07/2017 - 11:11</span> <div class="field field--name-field-author field--type-string-long field--label-inline"> <div class="field__label">Author</div> <div class="field__item">CareerCast.com</div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item">Getting aggressive in your job search during times of historically slowed hiring might be your best bet to land a new position. <div class="more-link"><a href="https://www.careercast.com/career-news/late-summer-hiring" class="more-link" hreflang="en">More</a></div></div> <div class="field field--name-career-topics field--type-entity-reference field--label-inline"> <div class="field__label">Career Topics</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><div about="/category/career-topics/del-employment-trends/employment-trends" id="taxonomy-term-2421" class="taxonomy-term vocabulary-career-topics"> <h2><a href="/category/career-topics/del-employment-trends/employment-trends"> <div class="field field--name-name field--type-string field--label-hidden field__item">Employment Trends</div> </a></h2> <div class="content"> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Mon, 07 Aug 2017 18:11:58 +0000 CareerCast.com 51241 at https://www.careercast.com https://www.careercast.com/career-news/late-summer-hiring#comments Plan for the Future of the Job Market https://www.careercast.com/career-news/robots-at-work <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Plan for the Future of the Job Market </span> <div class="field field--name-field-crr-nws-rtcl-img field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/rated_job_thumbnail/public/robots-at-work.jpg?itok=wAPC_MGn" width="143" height="120" alt="" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-rated-job-thumbnail" /> </div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">CareerCast.com</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Mon, 06/26/2017 - 09:48</span> <div class="field field--name-field-author field--type-string-long field--label-inline"> <div class="field__label">Author</div> <div class="field__item">CareerCast.com</div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Summertime means blockbuster movie season. How many of these films focus on mankind battling the futuristic threat of highly advanced technology -- specifically, robots? </p> <p>In a case of life-imitating-art, it seems each new year brings more concern that humans might actually be in competition with robots. However, this fight will be waged on the job market rather than in some&amp;nbsp;...&amp;nbsp;</p><div class="more-link"><a href="https://www.careercast.com/career-news/robots-at-work" class="more-link" hreflang="en">More</a></div></div> <div class="field field--name-career-topics field--type-entity-reference field--label-inline"> <div class="field__label">Career Topics</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><div about="/category/career-topics/del-employment-trends/employment-trends" id="taxonomy-term-2421" class="taxonomy-term vocabulary-career-topics"> <h2><a href="/category/career-topics/del-employment-trends/employment-trends"> <div class="field field--name-name field--type-string field--label-hidden field__item">Employment Trends</div> </a></h2> <div class="content"> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Mon, 26 Jun 2017 16:48:51 +0000 CareerCast.com 51218 at https://www.careercast.com https://www.careercast.com/career-news/robots-at-work#comments Which Industries are On A Summer Hiring Upswing https://www.careercast.com/career-news/summer-2017-hiring <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Which Industries are On A Summer Hiring Upswing</span> <div class="field field--name-field-crr-nws-rtcl-img field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/rated_job_thumbnail/public/summer-jobs-article_0.jpg?itok=NoucE989" width="143" height="120" alt="" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-rated-job-thumbnail" /> </div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">CareerCast.com</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Mon, 06/05/2017 - 09:00</span> <div class="field field--name-field-author field--type-string-long field--label-inline"> <div class="field__label">Author</div> <div class="field__item">CareerCast.com</div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item">Although overall hiring numbers ahead of summer 2017 fell short of expectations, a few industries have shown positive employment trends at this busy season.<div class="more-link"><a href="https://www.careercast.com/career-news/summer-2017-hiring" class="more-link" hreflang="en">More</a></div></div> <div class="field field--name-career-topics field--type-entity-reference field--label-inline"> <div class="field__label">Career Topics</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><div about="/category/career-topics/del-employment-trends/employment-trends" id="taxonomy-term-2421" class="taxonomy-term vocabulary-career-topics"> <h2><a href="/category/career-topics/del-employment-trends/employment-trends"> <div class="field field--name-name field--type-string field--label-hidden field__item">Employment Trends</div> </a></h2> <div class="content"> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Mon, 05 Jun 2017 16:00:55 +0000 CareerCast.com 51199 at https://www.careercast.com https://www.careercast.com/career-news/summer-2017-hiring#comments March 2017 Employment Slows, But Wages Climb https://www.careercast.com/career-news/march-2017-employment-numbers <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">March 2017 Employment Slows, But Wages Climb</span> <div class="field field--name-field-crr-nws-rtcl-img field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/rated_job_thumbnail/public/employment-march-2017.jpg?itok=Z-J4VxW-" width="143" height="120" alt="" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-rated-job-thumbnail" /> </div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">CareerCast.com</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Fri, 04/07/2017 - 09:12</span> <div class="field field--name-field-author field--type-string-long field--label-inline"> <div class="field__label">Author</div> <div class="field__item">CareerCast.com</div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item">Despite a disappointing number of jobs added, the American economy's unemployment rate hit a 10-year low in March 2017. <div class="more-link"><a href="https://www.careercast.com/career-news/march-2017-employment-numbers" class="more-link" hreflang="en">More</a></div></div> <div class="field field--name-career-topics field--type-entity-reference field--label-inline"> <div class="field__label">Career Topics</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><div about="/category/career-topics/del-employment-trends/employment-trends" id="taxonomy-term-2421" class="taxonomy-term vocabulary-career-topics"> <h2><a href="/category/career-topics/del-employment-trends/employment-trends"> <div class="field field--name-name field--type-string field--label-hidden field__item">Employment Trends</div> </a></h2> <div class="content"> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Fri, 07 Apr 2017 16:12:12 +0000 CareerCast.com 50869 at https://www.careercast.com https://www.careercast.com/career-news/march-2017-employment-numbers#comments Freelance Work as a Means of Testing the Job Market https://www.careercast.com/career-news/freelance-work-job-market <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Freelance Work as a Means of Testing the Job Market</span> <div class="field field--name-field-crr-nws-rtcl-img field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/rated_job_thumbnail/public/freelance-article.jpg?itok=FKZlq2VK" width="143" height="120" alt="" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-rated-job-thumbnail" /> </div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">CareerCast.com</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Tue, 03/21/2017 - 09:59</span> <div class="field field--name-field-author field--type-string-long field--label-inline"> <div class="field__label">Author</div> <div class="field__item">CareerCast.com</div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>We recently published our Jobs Rated report on opportunities for freelance and contract work <a href="http://tempjobs.careercast.com/article/great-freelance-contract-and-part-time-jobs-2017">here at CareerCast.com.</a> This report, which cites the so-called "gig economy," ties into another recent survey issued here -- one asking workers about their job stress and levels of satisfaction.</p> <p>The two concepts intersect in a way that might benefit workers feeling bogged down in their&amp;nbsp;...&amp;nbsp;</p><div class="more-link"><a href="https://www.careercast.com/career-news/freelance-work-job-market" class="more-link" hreflang="en">More</a></div></div> <div class="field field--name-career-topics field--type-entity-reference field--label-inline"> <div class="field__label">Career Topics</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><div about="/category/career-topics/del-employment-trends/employment-trends" id="taxonomy-term-2421" class="taxonomy-term vocabulary-career-topics"> <h2><a href="/category/career-topics/del-employment-trends/employment-trends"> <div class="field field--name-name field--type-string field--label-hidden field__item">Employment Trends</div> </a></h2> <div class="content"> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Tue, 21 Mar 2017 16:59:20 +0000 CareerCast.com 50759 at https://www.careercast.com https://www.careercast.com/career-news/freelance-work-job-market#comments Work from Home? Renovate Your Home Office to be More Efficient https://www.careercast.com/career-news/efficient-home-office <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Work from Home? Renovate Your Home Office to be More Efficient</span> <div class="field field--name-field-crr-nws-rtcl-img field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/rated_job_thumbnail/public/home-office-article.jpg?itok=b1yYXd0L" width="143" height="120" alt="" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-rated-job-thumbnail" /> </div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">CareerCast.com</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Fri, 03/17/2017 - 10:03</span> <div class="field field--name-field-author field--type-string-long field--label-inline"> <div class="field__label">Author</div> <div class="field__item">Lauren Pezzullo</div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item">Telecommuting is becoming increasingly popular in the American workplace. Even if you do not currently work remotely, trends suggest at some point you will have the option -- if you are not outright asked to telecommute. <p> The U.S. census lacks conclusive data on telecommuting, but <a href="http://globalworkplaceanalytics.com/telecommuting-statistics" target="_blank">research from Global Workplace Analytics</a> suggests that about half of the workforce at least has&amp;nbsp;...&amp;nbsp;</p><div class="more-link"><a href="https://www.careercast.com/career-news/efficient-home-office" class="more-link" hreflang="en">More</a></div></div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-author-bio field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item">Lauren Pezzullo is a writer, editor, and musicophile who's passionate about vegetarianism and sustainable eating. As an editor for <a href="http://modernize.com/" target="_blank">Modernize</a>, she writes about energy-efficient living in the home. She's currently writing her debut novel.</div> <div class="field field--name-career-topics field--type-entity-reference field--label-inline"> <div class="field__label">Career Topics</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><div about="/category/career-topics/del-employment-trends/employment-trends" id="taxonomy-term-2421" class="taxonomy-term vocabulary-career-topics"> <h2><a href="/category/career-topics/del-employment-trends/employment-trends"> <div class="field field--name-name field--type-string field--label-hidden field__item">Employment Trends</div> </a></h2> <div class="content"> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Fri, 17 Mar 2017 17:03:51 +0000 CareerCast.com 50741 at https://www.careercast.com https://www.careercast.com/career-news/efficient-home-office#comments