2020 Job Search + Career Predictions

Today’s job market is shifting at unprecedented speeds as new technologies, globalization and economic shifts continue to drive change.  Highly-experienced professionals, like those for whom Croixstone serves, will benefit from these changes.  Learn more in this January 7, 2020 article from Forbes entitled “2020 Job Search and Career Predictions for Baby Boomers.”


Farewell Linear Career Path.

The days of the structured career path are long gone.
While the route to a long-term career has been irrevocably changed, many professionals are still working to catch-up. 
How does one define career in 2020?

Hello Flexible Career.

The myriad of forces that are driving the future of work
require that we build career momentum
and measure career
success in new ways. 
Career progression isn’t about moving down the road.
It is all about transformation.

Learn more here.


Workforce Insights

In the USA alone, more than 165 million workers have LinkedIn profiles, and more that 20,000 companies use LinkedIn to recruit. Using the social media site’s vast treasure trove of data, LinkedIn’s Economic Graph team of data scientists and economists recently looked at USA hiring patterns for 57 different C-suite jobs.

Some key C-suite findings?

  1. Chief Growth Officer is increasing in popularity faster than any other title.
  2. Many industries are expanding the C-suite to address their most chronic operating challenges.
  3. Everyone wants Chief People Officers. 

Read LinkedIn’s latest Workforce Report to learn about 57 routes into the C-suite.


5-Minute Tune-Up

2019 is rapidly coming to a close!  Now is the perfect time to complete a 5-minute tune-up on your LinkedIn profile to present your professional best in 2020.  

  • Background Photo:  Are you using a generic background photo?  If yes, switch this out to a photo that complements your personal brand.
  • Headshot:  Headshots taken by professionals make a big difference.  Spend the money to look your best. 
  • Contact Info:  Make sure your current email address and phone number are visible.  
  • Email Address:  Are you using an “old school” domain like AOL, Yahoo, or Carolina.rr?  If so, switch out to a modern address like Gmail.
  • About:  Is the “About” section of your profile completed and up-to-date?  If no, take the time to ensure this section is completed, current, and consistent in how you are promoting your personal brand.

Questions?  Reach out to the Croixstone team.