Predicting the Future of the Job Market

Over 4,000 expert opinions on what will be the most in demand skills, training, and technology.

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Understand How The Pandemic Changed The Job Market

When the world came to a screeching halt in early 2020 we knew that the job market would go through significant changes. From the advent of Zoom interviews to the adoption of fully remote workplaces, finding a job looks significantly different now than it did ten months ago.

With that in mind, we set out to poll experts across industries and fields on how they see the job market changing. Specifically, we were interested in:

  • The long term consequences (if any) of the pandemic
  • The skills the job market would more highly prioritize in each industry
  • The technologies that would arise
  • The parts of the country with higher job availability
  • How will salaries be impacted

After months of work, we now have aggregated over 4,422 expert opinions across 23 industries and 806 job titles.

Amber VanDerwarker Ph.D.

Amber VanDerwarker Ph.D.

Professor, Director, Integrative Subsistence Laboratory

How do you envision technology impacting Anthropologist in the next 5 years?

Zoom boosts student opportunities in new ways by providing accessibility to students. For example, I run an annual workshop on applying to grad schools in my department. Usually, maybe 10-15 students show up in person. On Zoom last week, ~50 students attended. I have also invited various experts to talk to my students, which has opened up the capacity to present diverse perspectives on overlapping topics. This also means a lot of job interviews will be conducted virtually! This is great for candidates, as they can have a set of pre-prepared answers to common interview questions handy to refer to (while appearing to answer naturally).
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Additional Advice For Recent Graduates

We know that recent graduates are going to face additional headwinds graduating into the worst job market in a decade, so we asked our experts for additional guidance for young professionals.

While most experts don't see the impact of the pandemic lasting more than a few years at most, a few years can feel like an eternity – especially early in your career.

The experts provided thorough breakdowns of the pandemic's impact by industry to help you understand what you can do to jump start your career.

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