Vital Career Advice for Current and New Job Aspirants

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    very year brings new trends and if we talk about the career tips they shift with changes in industry demands and requirements. It is important to stay ahead of the curve and be aware of the latest trends and skills that employers are looking for. It is also vital to have a clear understanding of the job market and the job market forecast to make informed decisions. Finally, it is important to network and create strong relationships with potential employers.

    We need to look further into the top 2024 career trends and how you can make 2024 the best career year for you! If you are here in Canada, the Canadian job market is vibrant and provides a lot of opportunities for job seekers. Make sure to research the job market thoroughly and stay informed of the latest trends and job opportunities. With the right skills and knowledge, you can land your dream job and make 2024 the best career year ever! If you are an international student and pursuing your higher studies then staying informed about the new laws and regulations and in-demand jobs can help you achieve success. 

    Career Advice: 2024 Top Job Trends 

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    • Students can gain an advantage by staying informed about industry developments and emerging technologies. This can help them identify growing sectors and in-demand skills that they can focus on developing. 
    • Additionally, gaining practical experience through internships, co-op programs, or relevant part-time jobs can give students a competitive edge in the job market. 
    • Networking with professionals in their desired field and seeking mentorship can also provide valuable insights and opportunities. 
    • Lastly, continuous learning and upskilling through online courses, workshops, or certifications can help students stay relevant and adaptable in a rapidly changing job landscape. 

    Top 4 Trends for 2024 

    As we have already entered 2024, gaining new experiences and skills can help you land your dream job. But before that, you should know what is trending this year and how you can combat it with your skills and choosing the right career path and even program. 

    1. The Rise of Artificial Intelligence (AI) & Automation

    AI and Automation are rapidly growing leading to so many jobs being done by it. This implies to many jobs, but doesn’t mean that it can replace humans completely. There are jobs which involve creativity skills, critical thinking, and problem-solving that cannot be done by automation or AI. So before selecting any program or career path understand the market scenario and its trends.   

    1. Continuation of Remote and Hybrid Work

    During the COVID times companies asked their employees to do work from home. Even after that pandemic phase, many companies are preferring remote and hybrid work. This trend is expected to continue in the future. Therefore, it is important to consider remote or hybrid work opportunities when selecting a career path.

    1. The Focus on Employee Well-Being

    It’s not always the physical health which matters but your emotional and mental health is also vital. Today so many companies are emphasizing the well-being of their employees. This shift is leading to an increase in offerings and programs aimed at supporting employee well-being, such as mental health resources, flexible work options, and stress relief workshops.

    1. Lifelong Learning 

    Once you are learning some skills you should do it in a way that this learning will go with you till the end. As the job market evolves rapidly, professionals must remain flexible and open to acquiring new skills consistently. Lifelong learning is essential for remaining current and competitive in the workforce. 

    How Will Upcoming Trends Affect Your Career Skills

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    After looking at the trends of 2024 it's vital to consider how they may impact your career skills. The rise of Artificial Intelligence and Automation means that jobs requiring creativity, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills will be in demand. This can include the jobs of therapists, content writers, physicians, surgeons, counsellors, and many more. 

    It is crucial to consider remote and hybrid work opportunities when choosing a career path. Jobs like software engineers, content writers, and graphic designers can all be done remotely. Additionally, hybrid job opportunities are becoming increasingly popular, allowing employees to work both remotely and in person. These options provide greater flexibility and work-life balance. Consider choosing a program that can help you get a job that offers both remote and hybrid options. Additionally, look into resources that can help you build the skills necessary to be successful in these roles.

    The focus on employee well-being highlights the importance of mental health and work-life balance in the workplace. Lastly, lifelong learning is essential for staying competitive in the evolving job market. By staying adaptable and continuously acquiring new skills, you can navigate these trends and enhance your career prospects.

    Insights for Career Advancements

    Stay Up to Date:

    Staying updated with the trends and industry demands. This can only be possible when you read industry publications, attend seminars, conferences, and more.

    Enhance Your Skills:

    One should always keep working on their skills. Enhancing skills or learning new skills can make you more job-ready in different fields. You can join online courses, seminars, and workshops to learn more. 

    Build Your Network:

    Networking has always proved to be fruitful. The more you network yourself you will have a wider knowledge of different job sectors and making new connections may help you land a better job. Building networking skills both online and offline helps a lot. 

    Focus on Your Well-Being:

    Prioritize your well-being by maintaining your physical, mental, and emotional health. Living a balanced and content life will boost your productivity and career success.

    Take the Lead:

    Instead of waiting for opportunities to knock on your door, seize the moment, show ambition, and speak up for yourself. This will help you a lot, so never hesitate to take a leadership role. You will gain more confidence and learn new things. 

    Understand the Job Market Scenario in 2023 & 2024 

    Not only do industries and employees change, but the job market is changing rapidly. If we focus on the job market in Canada it has seen many changes over the span of a year. Let’s delve deeper to see how 2023 was for employees compared to how 2024 will be for employees looking for a change in their jobs.  

    As per the resources, in April 2023, employment saw a rise of 41,000 (0.2%), mainly due to an increase in part-time work. The number of available jobs dropped to 815,295 in March 2023, marking the lowest level observed since July 2021. The unemployment rate has held steady at 5.0% since December 2022. Average weekly earnings experienced a 1.8% year-over-year increase in February 2023, while the Consumer Price Index rose by 4.4% in April 2023 compared to the previous year. New graduates must start career planning early to establish a solid foundation for a successful career path.

    How Does the Canadian Market Look in 2024?

    During the first half of 2024, 54% of companies intend to create new positions, 40% aim to fill vacant roles, and 68% plan to boost contract hiring. The decision-making factors for hiring include projected company growth (64%), employee skill gaps (50%), leveraging talent from downsized firms (48%), and turnover (48%). Hiring practices differ across industries and organizations, influenced by specific business requirements and macroeconomic conditions. 

    Top Demanding Industries in Canada 2024 

    The highest demand industries in Canada in 2024 are projected to include technology, healthcare, renewable energy, and e-commerce. These sectors are expected to experience growth and create numerous job opportunities for professionals with relevant skills and expertise. 

    It is advisable for individuals looking to enter or advance in the workforce to consider these industries when planning their career paths. Remain proactive, keep learning, and utilize your skills to take advantage of the dynamic job market trends shaping Canada's workforce. Wishing you a successful and rewarding year ahead!

    Career Counselling at ABM College 

    Employment and Career Counselling Team at ABM College

    ABM College always focuses on providing the best to its students and alumni. At ABM College, there is a team of employment counsellors to assist you with your career path. The dedicated team wants to make sure that every student who graduates from ABM College gets employed in their field of study. To achieve this goal, they help you prepare action plans for your job search, teach you about job search strategies, and how to prepare a professional resume and cover letter.

    All graduates are assessed on their strengths so the team can identify how they can best assist. The current labour market is also discussed so students are aware of what is available and the kind of competition there is in their chosen fields. The experts offer job interview coaching to ensure students are well-prepared for the job interview. The counsellors are always there to guide and support all of the students and help them achieve their career goals and land their dream jobs.

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