As 2021 comes to an end, it’s about that time to look at trends from 2021 and predict what will be popular in the new year. Not only did the job market change rapidly, but the type of jobs changed based on demand. Traditional media went out the window during the pandemic while digital media and marketing took place.
With the Omicron variant on the rise, employees and companies struggle to find a solution where everyone should be working. With high vaccination rates, some companies returned to the office, and a handful of companies are staying remote indefinitely. The holidays are only around the corner, leaving many people scrambling to find the solution to the pandemic.
The Great Resignation has rocked the job market for both companies and talent. The job market has made a gradual switch from being in the hands of the clients to now being in the hands of the candidates. For the first time in a while, candidates have the ability to choose a position that is the most beneficial for them and not the other way around.
Facebook announced that the parent company is changing its name from Facebook to Meta, and more people than not are suspicious of the name change.
There are plenty of negative connotations with staffing agencies. Some recruiters are apathetic, recruiters that ghost candidates, and recruiters that are poor communicators. We understand your concerns and why you would be hesitant to work with a staffing agency, but our President/Founder created Clutch to break those stigmas to create a better experience.
Less than 20 years ago, we would have no idea what the concept of a “like” was. Now, it’s something that most of us have floating in the back of our minds. Likes not only can determine a person’s mood but their confidence, ego, and their sense of self. People have begun to determine their personal and social status based on the number of likes, followers, shares, and engagement they get online.
Life before the pandemic feels like a fever dream, but one reality that Americans are struggling to get back are sick days. Sick days are a necessary work benefit, whether it’s for yourself or to tend to your sick children. Since remote work has taken over, fewer Americans are taking sick days.
If you are in advertising, we nearly guarantee that you have worked a freelance opportunity, whether that’s for a brand or an agency. Freelance is a brilliant opportunity for individuals looking to work flexible hours, generate more income, and gain more experience for their resumes.
Working from home has changed the job market, how companies hire and source, and how the structure of companies and workdays look. Creatives no longer live in hubs of large cities, now companies are sourcing around the nation and the world.
The pandemic has shifted the type of positions that companies are hiring. In the world of advertising and marketing, freelance roles are just as popular as full-time positions. Advertising work is project-based, and different skill sets are a need for projects, making freelance the perfect opportunity.