5 job trends to watch for in 2018

The job market is healthy but changing.

While some industries and many individuals continue to struggle, 2017 saw the job market get even stronger.

Unemployment reached record lows and despite two major hurricanes and an uncertain political landscape, the economy added 1.9 million new jobs as of November.

 

In some professions (though not all), this has led to what could be described as a war for talent. That’s true in some technology jobs, healthcare, e-commerce, and key professional services, according to data from Glassdoor. In fact, as the year comes to a close, the jobs and recruiting site reported that there are a record 6.1 million open jobs in the United States today.

That does not mean the labor market is all good or in any way stagnant. The types of workers needed has begun to change. That’s something Glassdoor’s Chief Economist Andrew Chamberlain addresses in the company’s What’s Ahead for Jobs? Five Disruptions to Watch in 2018 report.

 

“Although the nation’s labor market is strong heading into 2018, average wages for many remain stubbornly flat and a stark divide remains in who benefits from continued job growth, with tech skills earning a premium and many other jobs facing significant changes with the rise of AI and automation,” said Chamberlain.

 

What five trends are on tap?

If you are currently in the workforce or plan to enter it or change jobs in 2018, there are some things you need to know. Not all of these will have an immediate impact in the new year. Some will take time while others are already becoming evident.

 

 

AI is changing the future of work: In 2017 we began to see hints of this with fast food chains adding ordering kiosks and warehouses using automated order pickers. This trend will accelerate in the coming year.

Modernization of mobile job applications: In general, while it’s possible to apply for some jobs from a mobile device, it’s not practical. That’s going to change as companies create tools to reflect how people use devices.

Job growth in healthcare, technology, and labor-intensive roles: As the U.S. population ages, demand for healthcare workers will increase. Technology job growth has already started and labor-intensive jobs — specifically ones that don’t make sense to automate — will grow as well.

Increased transparency in the application and interview process:

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5 ways to turn a temp job into a permanent one

 

Didn’t get that full-time offer? Take a temp job instead. It could become permanent if you do things right.

If you’ve been hired for a temporary role, you should know that you’re in good company. Over a given year, nearly 15 million temporary and contract workers are hired across the U.S.

The problem, of course, is that being a temp worker often means losing out on key benefits such as health insurance, paid time off, and job security. The good news? If you approach things strategically, you can turn a temporary job into a permanent role. Here’s how.

  1. Come in with a great attitude

You’ll find that a lot of people who get hired as temps make it clear to their employers that they’re not particularly happy to be there. After all, it’s hard to stay motivated when you’re only looking at a few months’ worth of employment at best. On the other hand, if you start off your temp gig with a positive attitude and manage to maintain it throughout, you’ll send the message that you’re the type of person who can roll with the punches, and who’s willing to make an effort even when the upside isn’t great or guaranteed. And that could lead a manager to hire you when a role becomes available, or fight to turn yours into a permanent one.

 

  1. Network within your company

It’s said that networking is perhaps the most important factor in landing a job, and that applies to situations where you’re already working, albeit not permanently. If you really want to increase your chances of getting hired full-time, make a point of mingling with other teams and getting to know key players at your company. This way, you’ll have more people saying good things about you when you see about permanent employment.

 

  1. Explore different areas of the business

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4 ways to get a raise for 2018

 

Aside from higher pay, most of the top 5 appear to have average amounts of stress and a fairly average work-life balance.

There’s nothing like a pay increase to ring in the new year. Here’s how to score one.

 


Hoping for a raise going into 2018? You’re not alone.

Most of us could use more money, whether it’s to pay the bills, save for a specific milestone, or have a little extra breathing room for emergencies.

The good news is that most large companies plan to give out raises for 2018, according to consulting firm Willis Towers Watson. Furthermore, the average increase will be somewhere in the ballpark of 3%, which, if you’re earning $60,000 at present, will put another $1,800 in your pocket next year, minus taxes.

Still, just because many employers will be dishing out pay increases doesn’t mean you’re guaranteed to get one. If you want to improve your chances of seeing a larger paycheck in 2018, here are a few key moves to make this month.

  1. Volunteer for something big

Whether you volunteer to drive a new marketing campaign or do that research report nobody wants to do, going above and beyond toward the end of the year is a good way to secure a raise for 2018. After all, if the fact that you’re stepping up is fresh in your boss’s mind, he or she is more likely to consider giving you a pay increase.

 

What if there’s no major assignment to jump on? It’s simple — invent your own. Come up with a proposal for an initiative that will better the business, and offer to be the one to spearhead it. This will show your boss that you’re thinking big and aren’t afraid to take on new challenges, which will hopefully work to your advantage moneywise.

  1. Get a major assignment done ahead of schedule

If you want to prove that you’re worthy of a raise, you’ll need to do a good job of delivering on the tasks you’re responsible for. But if you really want to increase your chances, don’t just aim to meet deadlines. Rather, get your assignments done well in advance, so much so that your boss can’t help but take notice. This especially holds true for major projects that others are depending on.

 

  1. Do your research

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Senior Software Engineering Director 

Job Code (02444166)

Location:   Austin, TX

Fee: 15%

Salary:       $130,000.00 – $170,000.00

Full Benefits:      Yes

Relo Exp: Yes

Comp Comments: Relocation assistance possible for the ideal candidate.

 

Job Description

We are in need of a Senior Director of Software Engineer for a direct-hire opportunity in Austin, TX.

 

Job Duties

 

·       Provide strong technical leadership to major projects as well as manage teams of engineers.

·       Build and scale infrastructure; construct algorithms and new distributed protocols.

·       Oversee the work of talented, cross-functional teams to strategically plan, design and develop infrastructure solutions to help drive continual growth.

·       Contribute substantively to technical architecture decisions for site projects and lead efforts to build and maintain an extremely large scale software services platform.

·       Recruit and retain top tier engineers, hire and mentor tech leaders, and provide career development and professional growth for talented engineers and managers.

 

 

Required Skills

 

·       Experience with commercial software development.

·       Good understanding of algorithms, data structures, performance optimization techniques, and object-oriented programming.

·       Experience working on advertising systems.

·       Relevant experience in leadership roles within engineering organizations and recruiting senior engineers.

·       Proficiency in Java/J2EE and C/C++/C# technologies.

 

 

Required Qualifications

 

·       Bachelor’s Degree.

·       Candidates need to be Directors, Senior Directors, Exec Directors of SWE or even VPs at smaller companies willing to take a Sr Director title.

·       MUST be eligible to work in the U.S. WITHOUT sponsorship.

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MBB – Operational Excellence Lead 

Job Code  (02453732)

Location:    Greensboro, NC

Salary:        $110,000.00 – $135,000.00

Full Benefits:        Yes

Interview Exp:     Yes

Relo Exp:   Yes

Comp Comments:          15% bonus

 

C06, M23, M61, C12, OPERATE, 6-SIGMA, LEAN-MFG

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Industries

CHEMICAL, AGRICHEM

 

Job Description

Join a chemical world leader as the Operational Excellence Lead in support of business and operational development, transformation, and improvement initiatives. Participate on the Corporate team as a Six Sigma MBB to strategically initiate and implement Change Management and Operational Excellence.

 

Responsibilities:

 

— Participate as a member of a global Center of Operational Excellence, develop a high proficiency in Operational Excellence methodology and act as an expert in the techniques and approach.

— Build Operational Excellence capability by leading initiatives that use the methodology in high priority company projects and target areas.

— Coach leaders, teams and colleagues to develop their knowledge and capability to use Operational Excellence in their own areas.

— Play an active role in the Operational Excellence community, drive the development of capabilities and improve the Operational Excellence methodology.

 

Qualifications:

 

— Bachelor’s degree, master’s preferred with 10-20 years as MBB with Operational Excellence/ Change Management experience.

— Professional operational excellence: Six Sigma Master Black Belt, Shingo philosophy trained, and Lean & Manufacturing Specialist

— US Citizen or Permanent Resident (green card) required.

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R&D Tax Credits Senior Director

 

 

Location

NYC, NY

Salary

$75,000 – $200,000

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Feb 14, 2017

TOP 50 CPA Firm – NYC/Boston – Salary Commensurate with Experience

 

·        Our client offers unparalleled diversity, continuous challenges, advancement opportunities, and the support necessary for both personal and professional development.

·        Be part of a smaller but growing practice, entrepreneurial & very profitable practice.

·        Outstanding benefits package includes health insurance options, 401K, life insurance coverage, and generous vacation time/paid time off.

·        Note from the Hiring Manager

 

Looking for Seniors (2-3 years’ experience) to Directors (10-12 years’ experience) must come from a dedicated R&D tax role.

 

Position Summary

 

·        Seeking R&D Tax candidates to review and help grow the practice. In this role, you will need excellent communication skills as well as the ability to effectively interact with all levels of firm management and staff, clients and other external business contacts.

 

·        Minimum Education & Experience

·        Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or related field is required.    

·        License in CPA and/or J.D./LL.M. Taxation preferred.

·        Excellent oral and written communication skills with the ability to evaluate and articulate complex information.

·        Strong computer skills and be proficient in Microsoft Office.

 

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Plant Controller

 

Location

Jackson, TN

Salary

$85,000 – $95,000

 

Date

Feb 14, 2017

Position Summary

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The plant controller functions as a business partner with plant and financial management to effectively manage and control the local business. Leads the financial staff at the plant and is accountable for plant-level responsibilities including general accounting, payables, order entry, billing, cost accounting, bill of materials, business analysis, financial reporting, sales management, and computer operations. Will also liaison with corporate financial staff, as required.

 

Essential Functions

·        Prepare monthly reports of results, monthly forecasts, annual operating plan, and strategic planning

·        Responsible for internal controls at the plant for operations, sales and finance.

·        Analyze and accurately report current month’s financial results to the plant, sales, and corporate management in accordance with corporate format and time requirements.

·        Submit all financial transactions, transmissions, and reporting on a timely and accurate basis.

·        Ensure accuracy of the physical inventory and reported results. Investigate and explain book to physical adjustments.

·        Perform audits of bills of materials to ensure product costs are accurate and accounted for properly. Report audit results monthly.

·        Ensure timely and accurate input of bill of material and price code changes.

·        Ensure bill of material and costing accurately reflect production operations.

·        Maintain a perpetual inventory for finished goods and reconcile this perpetual to production, shipping, and returns on a daily basis.

·        Attend daily plant production meetings.

·        Perform daily walkthroughs of the plant with the General Manager to discuss production and costing issues.

·        Review labor reporting and cost, material costs, manufacturing overhead, distribution cost, returns and inventory levels.

·        Conduct formal meetings with manufacturing, finance and sales management personnel to discuss all plant issues. Develop and publish a formal agenda and

·        recap with actions to be taken.

·        Document and understand ERP/MRP systems, hardware, and reporting conventions and serve as the on-site IT expert.

·        Analyze potential excess and obsolete inventory items monthly.

·        Reconcile all inter-company accounts monthly.

·        Analyze internal controls to ensure assets are adequately safeguarded and results are accurately reported.

·        Assure adherence to Generally Accepted Accounting Policies. Resolve questions of GAAP and internal controls with corporate financial management.

·        Assist in the completion of special projects.

·        Preferred Education and Experience

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AUTOSAR Embedded Software Engineer

 

 

Location

Farmington Hills, MI

Salary

$75,000 – $92,000

 

Feb 05, 2017

AUTOSAR Embedded Software Engineer 

 

Description

Our client, a name-brand developer of automotive embedded systems and communication tools, is looking for an Embedded Software Engineer to join their AUTOSAR development team. 

·        In this position, you will work directly with OEM clients to gather requirements, adapt software for new chips and configurations, validate software, and maintain updates.  You’ll be in a high-profile position, working on next generation technology.  Other responsibilities include:

·        Understanding and guiding customers in their use of embedded products as well as supporting customers through all aspects of the product lifecycle (requirement, design, development, validation, and production).

·        Work closely with the customer to further implement and configure AUTOSAR embedded software used in electronic control modules including customer specific software needs.

·        Diagnose, troubleshoot, and support AUTOSAR (MICROSAR) embedded software system (e.g. OS, RTE, BSW modules) as well as application software components.

·        Liaison with customers and silicon vendors throughout the software development process.

·        Meet with customers on a regular basis to develop positive, long-term, relationships.

·        Develop customer training courseware and provide instruction in classroom and workshop environments.

 

·        This is a growing, globally recognized company in the automotive embedded sector.  They pride themselves on their positive work culture, growth opportunities, and engineering-centric focus.

 

 

Qualifications

BSEE/CE and 2+ years of experience in automotive embedded software development.

 

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International Tax Accountant

 

Location

Atlanta, GA

Salary

$80,000 – $90,000

Job Code 02347850

 

Date

Jan 11, 2017

Tax accounting skills are highly valued in the market place, often more highly than tax compliance skills. The rules that must be followed come from multiple sources. Not only does it require a thorough understanding of the U.S. GAAP financial accounting rules (ASC 740) and SEC requirements, but also requires a deep understanding of tax technical laws, rules and regulations – which are often not static and vary between federal and state and local jurisdictions.

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International Tax Accountant

 

·        As the international tax accounting specialist your primary duty will be preparing the monthly income tax provision and tax balance sheet accounts for the foreign legal entities’ and foreign joint ventures

·        There will also be a focus on the preparation and calculation of the monthly income tax expense for some 150 foreign tax entities.

·        This would include monthly calculation of the annual effective tax rate and FIN 18 calculations using the company’s tax provision software.

 

Additional Responsibilities Include:

 

·        Transfer Pricing Allocations And Documentation

·        Preparation of monthly tax reporting packages for review by the Chief Accounting Officer

·        Ensure proper SOX documentation

·        Preparation of monthly and periodic tax forecasts

·        Communication with external auditors.

 

Requirements:

 

·        Undergraduate degree in Accounting or Finance

·        At least five (5) years of experience with US federal, and foreign tax laws in a corporate or large public accounting firm

·        Provision tax software experience

·        Experience with Microsoft Office products (Excel, Work, PowerPoint)

·        Strong organizational skills for multi-tasking.

·        Strong verbal and written communication skills to interface with tax and non-tax management

 

Preferred:

CPA and/or advanced degree a plus.

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Compounding Engineer 

Job Code (02309050)

Location:    Pensacola, FL

Salary:        $65,000.00 – $110,000.00

Full Benefits:        Yes

Interview Exp:     Yes

Relo Exp:   Yes

Comp Comments:          10% Bonus

 

Skills

Chemicals, Engineering, Compounding, MFG

         

Industries

CHEMICAL, PLASTICS

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Job Description

 

 

The company is stable, profitable, and rapidly growing through 2016.

This is a fast-track role into maintenance or engineering management over the next 3-5 years as the company experiences massive growth.

The client will provide full relocation, annual bonus, excellent benefits, and a high competitive base salary.

This is an urgent need for the plant and any qualified candidate will be contacted immediately for consideration.

Please consider the relocation to Florida applying to this position. The company is looking for candidates who will relocate to advance their career.

 

 JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

* Provide technical leadership to improve safety, reliability, and productivity.

* Improve manufacturing processes.

* Lead PSM efforts.

* Provide technical leadership

 

JOB REQUIREMENTS: – You must possess all of the requirements to be considered for this position.

 

* BS Chemical Engineering Only

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