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Tech Employment Trends for 2019

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Job Today, the UK’s number one hiring app, expects the labor market to tighten even further in 2019 as a result of Britain’s exit from the European Union.

The job market is often the first to experience the effects from macro-economic forces and Brexit will mean that many skilled and non-skilled non-British workers will leave the UK.

For the tech industry, it could trigger a war for talent. Certain abilities will be in high demand and with unemployment low employers will have no choice but to tackle hiring aggressively.

“Speeding up the process of hiring, CV’s will become a tool of the past,” says Polina Montano, Co-Founder and spokesperson of JOB TODAY.  “Candidates vying for roles will use virtual reality to showcase their skills, with more interest being placed on the candidate’s story: using video and media to showcase his or her personality.”

Young brits already adept on social media platforms will use the internet as an integrated self-marketing platform and there will be growing interest in them using AI platforms for high impact job search. Google is already playing a big role in the distribution of jobs.

Continues Polina,

“It is essential though that employers embrace this change and support British youth by making the process inclusive and not exclusive and most of all letting young people prove themselves in the work environment and not just on paper. Learning by doing is essential, and to those facing a shortage of qualified candidates, employers will need to become open to the prospect of offering internal training and upskilling coursing, as technology is increasing out pacing the current education system. For employers facing a shortage of suitably qualified candidates, being open to new practices and learning by doing is essential. As the rise of technology is increasingly outpacing the current education system, companies will need to consider looking into offering internal training and courses to up-skill employees”.

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With over 15 years experience within the Recruitment industry, Mark considers digital publishing, digital engagement, recruitment marketing and advertising (all media), digital video production, creative design and more recently social media development as his core knowledge and where a lot of his experience lays.

Having been at the forefront of the digital publishing sector for well over a decade, Mark has founded numerous job boards and publishing businesses.

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