Career services advisor gives tips on finding your ideal job amid the great resignation

More than 4 million Americans left their jobs in the month of November alone, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics.

News 12 Staff

Feb 18, 2022, 1:24 PM

Updated 823 days ago

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News 12 spoke with a career advisor on tips one can use to find their next ideal job during the great resignation, which has become a national trend.
More than 4 million Americans left their jobs in the month of November alone, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics.
Career services advisor Lisanette Rosario says the pandemic was the catalyst.
"That shift into the remote workplace is really what's causing this sort of great reshuffling of employees leaving the workplace and looking for opportunities that are more flexible to meet their needs," Rosario explained.
While the preferences of Bronx and Brooklyn residents seeking employment have shifted, the preferences of potential employers have too.
"They're shifting from the degree requirement to more of a skills-based requirement where employers are matching talent and skills to the occupation," Rosario said.
Rosario offered a list of skills that she says most employers are looking for, whether one has a college degree or not.
"Three soft skills: Communication, critical thinking and professionalism. When you think of the hard skills, you really need a foundation in Microsoft Office Suite because many offices and corporations are using it. Second one is Data Analysis and Project Management skills," she said.
Another piece of advice is to expand one's job search is to include states one does not live in. Rosario advises to take advantage of remote work opportunities.
"What's the job market like California? Florida? Anywhere else because it just might be that that job that you're looking for may not be as trendy in New York City, but maybe try to somewhere else," Rosario said.
If you're seeking employment and don't know where to begin, Rosario said some great career resources include glassdoor.com, careeronestop.org, and the Occupational Outlook Handbook published by the U.S. government.


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