A glimpse at where corporate hiring is headed in 2018

We’ve seen a dramatic shift in the job market in recent years as a result of the pent up demand for available jobs. With 65 percent of employees unhappy in their positions, many began looking for and finding positions that they didn’t have the opportunity to consider in the past. That desire to transition from one career path to another has remained constant, as those employees who are still not happy are continuing to look for the right opportunity. Dissatisfied employees combined with the growing number of Millennials entering the workforce has resulted in an influx of candidates. But the more candidates, the better, right? Well, that’s not necessarily true. With the economy continuing to improve, the pressure for employers to simply find the right or qualified employee is becoming increasingly difficult. What can you do to set yourself apart from the competition? As we head into 2018, employers across the country are searching for talented individuals to help shape the future success of their organizations. To help you get a better idea of where corporate hiring is headed in this year, here’s a breakdown of some of the top trends to keep an eye on in 2018. Enhancing Your Skill Set Today’s marketplace is more technological and specific skill oriented; and that trend will only accelerate further as the economy continues to grow and expand. When it comes to hiring, employers are looking for individuals with strong interpersonal skills that will benefit the organization. Employees who already have these skills in place are more likely to get up to speed and contribute to the bottom line with minimal training required. “Corporations are attempting to fill a need and want the individual to get up and going as quickly as possible,” says Jim Bos, who co-owns MBJ Group, a talent management company with his wife Mary Beth Bos. Getting to Know the Company Internships and part-time jobs are two of the easiest and most important ways in helping candidates determine which types of organizations will best utilize their skills and talents. Over the past two years, many corporations have started hiring interns, the majority of which are Millennials, who will make up 75 percent of the workforce by 2025. If they work well, these companies will hire them as full-time employees once they graduate. Expectations for the Job One of the fastest-developing trends when it comes to hiring is the expectations that candidates have for jobs. They are often looking for a quick, seamless and personal experience when searching for or being recruited for a job. Candidates want to know that the job they are interested in coincides with their talents and skill set. Similarly, employers want to make...

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Nonprofit sector continues to gain hiring momentum heading into 2018

Over the past two years, we’ve seen an increase in the number of nonprofit organizations looking to fill positions from fundraising and development to annual giving and donor relations. This need will only become more prevalent as organizations continue to grow and develop. As we head into 2018, nonprofit organizations across the Gulf Coast are searching for talented individuals to help shape the future success of their agencies. Whether you already work with a nonprofit agency and are looking to advance your role or are thinking of transitioning over, it’s important to recognize the steps to take to grow a successful career in the nonprofit sector. To help you get a better idea of where nonprofit hiring is headed this year, here’s a breakdown of some of the top trends to keep an eye on in 2018. Enhancing Your Skill Set There are several different levels of philanthropy, ranging from grants and special events to major gifts and planned giving, and each level has its own individual job requirements. When it comes to the nonprofit sector, agencies are routinely looking for individuals who are able to form relationships, listen to goals of others and link those to the organization and are passionate about the organization’s cause. “It becomes really expensive to replace people,” says Mary Beth Bos, who co-owns MBJ Group, a talent management company, with her husband Jim Bos. “Organizations are being more strategic in the hiring process to make sure they are getting the right person.” Getting to Know the Organization When it comes to hiring, executives want to make sure candidates not only know the agency but also understand the culture of the organization. By visiting the different agencies’ websites, you can learn more about the nonprofit and find those causes that resonate with you the most. One of the easiest ways to expand your knowledge and familiarize yourself with an agency is to volunteer. In addition to getting a feel for the organization, volunteering allows you to form relationships, network and decide whether it’s a good fit. Expectations for the Job One of the fastest developing trends when it comes to hiring is the expectations that candidates have for jobs. Candidates want to know that the job they are interested in coincides with their talents and skill set. By expanding your knowledge and doing your homework you can pinpoint where your passion is and those organizations that will be the best fit. It’s important to determine which agencies resonate with you the most before you find yourself in a position that doesn’t meet your expectations. Set Yourself Apart Executives are looking for talented individuals to help shape the future of their agencies. Your resume and...

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Chief Financial Officer –

All Faiths Food Bank provides over 8 million meals annually to more 60,000 people through its network of 180 member agencies and programs. With an annual cash operating budget of over $6M, All Faiths Food Bank will open its new state-of-the-art facility and launch an organizational rebrand in 2018. The CFO will serve as a key member of the organization’s executive leadership team and will be expected to play a critical role in Food Bank’s future growth and development. Join us as we work to achieve our mission and provide healthy solutions to end hunger FULL JOB DESCRIPTION Submit letter of interest and resume along with salary requirement to Mary Beth Bos, CFRE at marybeth@mbjgroup.com by Jan. 26,...

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Manatee Community Action Agency – Director of Development

Manatee Community Action Agency is seeking its first Director of Development to cultivate a philanthropic culture of giving to raise funds to support the agency’s mission. Experience in fundraising, marketing, management and community involvement is required. The agency was incorporated since 1968 and serves Manatee, DeSoto, & Hardee counties, with limited services in Charlotte and Sarasota Counties. MCAA has multiple federal, state and local grants and contracts totaling over 12.2 million to assist low-income families to become self- sufficient. Full job description. Send your resume, cover letter with salary requirements to MaryBeth@MBJGroup.com by October 20,...

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