So, it’s 2013; the new year doesn’t bring an instant change turning things upside down, but yes shifts happen based on the previous year’s performance and the future market indicators. This article will quickly review the 2013 job market; predictions and expectations.

Well, the world economy has undergone various changes over the recent past year; many employers went successful while some couldn’t make it. Based on their plans, strategies, expectations, and forecasts for the 2013 job market, the image below is worth a thousand words. Yes, these are the hot jobs in 2013, which means many of these are the highest paying jobs and are high in demand.

But, the highest paying jobs alone do not tell much about the job market. There are more indicators that give the insights. Let’s review the top indicators for 2013 job market.

What Do the 2013 Job Market Indicators Say?

Here’s a quick analysis of the 2013 job market based on recent research.

1- Temporary and Contract Hiring On the Rise

The temporary and contract hiring concepts will be on rising, and of course, it is understandable. Temporary staffing and contracts based employees cost way less, and companies want to save hiring costs as well as overheads.

2- Performance Matters Most

The boost in salaries will highly depend on employees’ productivity. So, if you are looking to negotiate salary while switching jobs or asking for a raise in salary, make sure your performance and skills back your claim.

3- Competition is Fierce

Competition for job opportunities is and will be extraordinarily high from 2013 onwards. Being skilled in more than two domains will be the key to beating the competition. Moreover, the demand for highly skilled positions will continue to rise and companies will fight to close the skills gap.

4- The Growth Prospects

Though there are a lot of new industries with fastest growing jobs within, the highest job openings will be in Sales, Information Technology, Customer Service, Engineering, and Productions.

5- Job in Small Businesses Vs Large Enterprises

Small business job openings will outrank the large and enterprise businesses, of course, because the startup culture is on the rise and more small businesses are emerging than ever before. Job opportunities in the small and medium enterprise are also expected to be more lucrative, not just because of the good salaries they offer, but also because of the flexibility of task-based management and lack of micromanagement which allows the individuals to avoid workplace stress and have work-life balance.

6- The War in the Job Market

Since everyone wants the best talent to work for them, employers will keep on scouting workers from other companies aggressively; mainly the sales and technology people! Employers will pay even higher for the highly skilled candidates and will increasingly re-skill the already hired people with basic skills.

The Bottom Line

f you’re a jobseeker/employer or a small business owner, you must be thinking of taking some new steps in 2013 and I am sure with the above 2013 job market trends and stats, you will be able to find a direction for you. Hope the above list would be a help in making clear decisions!

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