The Job Market


How it used to be: How it is today:
  1. Earn a high school diploma; more school or job training was not required.
  2. Most people rarely needed to use job search skills.
  3. Compete for jobs only with local job seekers.
  1. More jobs call for a degree or training past high school.
  2. Everyone needs to keep his or her job search skills sharp.
  3. Job seekers compete for jobs with people all over the world. Employers can move to another country. More workers can live away from their work. They use a computer to check in with their employer.

Read other "New World of Work" realities located in the guide on the left hand side:

  • The Relationship Between Employers and Employees
  • Employment Realities
  • How to Motivate Yourself in the New World of Work

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