I’m not a predictor of doom, but let’s face it- today’s markets are severely overvalued and a reset is again imminent. What will trigger it? Who knows! …but when it does hit, how can you minimize the amount that it impacts you? How can you reduce your chances of being laid off? Or, god forbid, how can you minimize the amount of time that you spend searching for new employment?
To make matters worse, automation is making more jobs obsolete every day, so by the time a market correction hits, the challenge of finding new employment will only be worse than in the past.
Let’s think about what companies need the most both today and during times of struggle. Businesses exist for the sake of making a profit. Some have more-noble causes that they support as well, but ultimately they wouldn’t exist without bringing money in the door. If they want to increase their profitability and efficiency today, they’ll appropriately try to attract more customers and increase the amount of money they make on each sale.
A quick google search about the “skills gap” will quickly prove, many jobs in tech are in high demand and there aren’t enough people trained for these jobs to fill the demand.
Did you catch that? The skills gap means there are more job postings for certain jobs in tech than people to fill them. The market demand is skewed in your favor for getting hired!
Check out this episode to learn more!