In terms of jobs, everywhere one looks, there are help wanted signs.


Help Wanted

The Pandemic caused some workers to leave their jobs, and others to re-evaluate their career choices. Either way, a sizable shift occurred, representing a compelling opportunity for those looking to further their career or get their foot in the door at an employer of choice. 

In today’s employment environment it’s important to bring a bit more to the table—both for employers and workers.


How are Companies Responding?

Companies are actively seeking ways to create more attractive workplaces by offering enhanced perks. These may include: 

  • Increased health and wellness benefits
  • Schedule flexibility
  • Training opportunities
  • Apprenticeships or mentoring
  • An improved company culture to enhance employee retention
  • Asking employees about improvements that would help with their day-to-day work experience   

These measures, and others, are all designed to make a given company more attractive to prospective employees than its competitors.


Employees Must Add to Their Skill Set, or Risk Being Replaced

In contrast, workers are constantly levelling up their skills to stay ahead of trends that are on the horizon. 

Technology improvements such as automation may make some types of jobs obsolete in the near future. Robotics technology is already well-established on assembly lines, and it’s only a matter of time until it starts to creep into other types of manual work. Self-checkout lines at the grocery store are another example of technology eliminating the need for human workers (cashiers in this case).  

The replacement of human workers can also open up new opportunities, however. The IT infrastructure behind technology and robotics requires set up and maintenance. Any workers who choose to level up their career by acquiring new skills in the IT field will have no shortage of career opportunities available to them.


How Can You Guarantee Future Job Prospects?

One theme that emerges from 2023 job trends is to never stay static, and always push to continue learning, developing new skills, and acquiring additional experience. Demonstrating this type of drive to constantly improve is exactly what employers want to see.

The bottom line is that today is an excellent time to grow your career, as companies need workers, and employees are ready to build their skill set and experience.  Workers are encouraged to take advantage of this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to expand their career horizons.


Find Your Next Opportunity

Remember to check out available job postings through GDC, GFN, and partners on our career opportunities page: