Month: February 2014

TOP 10 JOB TITLES THAT DIDN’T EXIST 5 YEARS AGO

LinkedIn supplied us with great research on today’s leading job titles.

It’s crazy how time flies. iPhone and Android have just developed in the last 5 years. Fitness has become huge too! Through apps – you can have a coach, a meal plan or even a tracker. Oh and who knew that browsing social media is now a job? Managing a cloud?Is that even possible? Doesn’t that have to do with the weather? If so then please make it warm?!?! HA, just joking obviously. These are real positions REAL job listings. Below is a summary of researched information. You’ll see how much changed in only 5 years.

Take a look!

Scroll down and there is LinkedIn’s presentation of the Top 10 jobs that didn’t exist 5 years ago. 

1. THE iOS DEVELOPER

March of 2008, Apple announced  “iPhone OS ” and released it’s first iPod touch. In June 2010, they changed it to “iOS”. In 2011, iOS made up 60% of smartphones and tablet computers. According to wiki, last year 12,634 people were iOS developers when 5 years ago it was 89. Pretty amazing growth, right?  

2. ANDROID DEVELOPER

During the same time Apple released iOS Google released android. In 2008 Google released it’s first handset. Since then Android Developer has become HUGE. In 20o8 only 53 job titles. According to wiki, last year over 10,000 job titles were listed on peoples professional profiles.

3.  ZUMBA INSTRUCTOR

ZUMBA became popular in 2000. In 2008 is when you started seeing ZUMBA studios ALL over the United States. Also there are numerous conventions thrown throughout the US to continue the trend. It is truly an amazing workout – good instructors are key. According to wiki, in 2008 there were only 16 people listed as ZUMBA Instructors, in 2013 there’s over 6,000!

4. SOCIAL MEDIA INTERN

In the early 2000’s so many social networks were invented. Before these networks people were generally hired for plain old marketing purposes. With the two combined you have Social Media Marketing – that’s where Social Media Intern comes in. The ones who are generally hired for this position are the ones who grew up with social media. 

5.  DATA SCIENTIST

Data is increasing and we need someone to make sense of it all. That is where Data Scientists come in. That’s really all there is to this one. 

6. UI/UX DESIGNER

Internet makes information easily accessible from our phones and tablets to our laptops. We have amazing portable devices that can provide us with information from getting directions through GPS to restaurant info. With the internet increasingly becoming more in demand it will have to be quicker and more user friendly. These designers dedicate every SECOND of their time and effort to build websites, apps and gadgets to make our lives cooler and easier. This will definitely grow as technology grows.

7. BIG DATA ARCHITECT 

These guys are the ones that develop the data for more than just a phone and/or tablet. They are working on data for homes and cars along with other objects. This job title came about in 2008 and grew about 3,000 times SINCE then. (according to wiki)

8. BEACH BODY COACH.

Sounds ridiculous but it is an uber successful health, nutrition and workout business. There’s a website called beachbody.com. If you’ve heard of P90X than you know of beach body because that’s who invented it. When you belong to the website you get a coach. Not just an automated system – and ACTUAL coach that will personally contact you and guide you through your journey. I use it and I love it. Completely irrelevant BUT – I’m so happy it’s on this list because it deserves the credit. According to wiki, in 2008 beach body coaches just “existed”. NOW it has about 3,000 job titles.

9. ClOUD SERVICE SPECIALIST

First of all there’s a school to become a Certified Cloud Specialist – that definitely did’t exist before. Anyways these specialists make saving personal files and information in general more reliable. According to wiki, since 2008 job titles have grown from 194 to a little over 3,000. 

10. DIGITAL MARKETING SPECIALIST

The growth of social media and internet are increasing rapidly and with that there’s more of a need for Digital Marketing Specialists.

 

Ttop 10 job titles that didn't exist 5 years ago infographic by linkedin

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5 Reasons You Should Use A Recruiter

Let’s face it looking for a job can take weeks, even months. Well..Now has never been a better time to find your dream role. So if you haven’t had much luck on your own maybe it’s time to work with a recruiter within your chosen industry.

Here are 5 reasons why:

1. A recruiter has constant contact with TOP employers in your industry. Which means the MINUTE your DREAM JOB opens up..YOU WILL BE NOTIFIED! The proactive recruiter will be advised of this job posting way before it blasts through all social media platforms (LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook etc.) as well as job boards (Indeed, Monster, Yelp etc). This means you get in first and can be considered for other possible roles as well.

2. Being in contact with a recruiter on a consistent basis is a great way to be current with the industries leading businesses. Your recruiter actively cultivates an often exclusive relationship with top businesses that may supply you with positions in your dream role.

3. If you’re in need of salary advice a recruiter is the way to go. They base it on the position you are looking for. All recruiters have an in depth knowledge on the salary to expect for which ever route you are choosing to go. They will also provide you with an edge by doing the hard part for you – NEGOTIATING – especially when it comes to a new contract.

4. A recruiter’s number one role is to know and understand your industry like a book. Along with this they will understand the job your looking for and how your skill set fits. That’s why having a recruiter is so great because they are able to put your skills and experience where it would best fit. Some times you aren’t a good candidate for the position that you are interested in and their job to guide you  in the right direction for the future.

5. Your recruiter also eliminates all the extra referrals or the “middle-men”-if you will. The recruiter contacts the prospective employer and provides them with your referral details.

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Our interview checklist @ TTS Staffing

Here’s a checklist you can use to help you along the interview process.

  •   BE ON TIME!!! – NEED WE SAY MORE?!?!?!
  •  Turn off your cell phone. Don’t even keep it on vibrate. Don’t just turn off your cell phone for the interviewer. Turn it off for you. It’s hard to avoid temptation to check the cell phone when you have a moment because you know someone called or sent a text message, but your interview is about you and the job, not about who is texting you. Keep your cell phone off at all times, so there is no motivation to check it before, during, or after your interview.
  • Dry mouth? Bring water – don’t chew gum or bring a hot beverage for example – coffee.
  • Always come with one or five copies of your resume. Bring a nice crisp manila folder with 5 resumes. You look organized, professional and you’re always prepared. After all you never know what could happen.
  • Always stand and greet your interviewer, or ANYONE that enters the room. Staying seated and greeting your interviewer makes you look lazy and disrespectful.
  • Don’t STARE. Although the standard advice is to maintain good eye contact throughout the interview, don’t take this to mean that you should stare fixedly at the interviewer. For instance, it would seem natural to look away briefly if you have to pause to think about your answer. Then reconnect strongly as you begin to speak.
  • Never put a current or ex employer down. By all means explain your reason for feeling certain ways about your past or present employers and always try to make a negative sound like a positive. Again this traces back to “professionalism”.
  • Filter. Always have a filter at your interview. Don’t use any foul language! You’re probably thinking “obviously”, but you’d be surprised what your interviewer/s have encountered in the past.
  • Don’t be too laid-back. Some interviews are more laid back than others. One important factor with interviews is that the  “interviewer” wants to walk away feeling that he/she has a good sense of what your personality is like. Just be yourself, but know your boundaries.
  • Consistency is KEY. Don’t Lie! If you lie about having a certain “background” how dumb will you feel if you are unable to perform the task at hand?!?! Just be honest on your resume…make sure your stories all match up.
  • DON’T Think the interview is mostly about you. All interviews, initially, is about the companies requirements. Your job at the interview is to prove you can fill the employers’ particular needs; that you can remove pain, solve problems, fix customer issues, save time or money etc. Yes, you need to see if the company will fit “your” needs, too, but initially at least, your primary focus is to influence them to want to know more.
  • Always send a Thank YOU. What we suggest as a staffing firm is an immediate email thank you and a handwritten note to show them you’re not messing around! Don’t let it go – be persistent. 

I hope you enjoyed our little checklist here at TTS Staffing in NYC. Feel free to use this, happy hunting and GOOD LUCK!!