The 7 Fastest-Growing, Highest-Paying Jobs

If you have an English degree, you might remember the warnings of, “You’ll never make a living with that!” (Nicer commenters might have suggested you look into teaching.) Who would have guessed that the demand for content writers with search engine optimization savviness in the digital era would put writers in such high demand—and enable them to command such high salaries?

However, that’s just one option for a fast-growing, high-paying job. You’re no longer necessarily locked into career paths based on your degree, and there’s a lot of overlap. For example, “martech,” the blending of marketing and technology, is a relatively new job title that requires skill sets in very different realms.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) compiles data to showcase the fastest-growing jobs in the U.S. For women looking for a job change, it’s a great resource—and perhaps inspiration for not just a change in company, but role.

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Old School Sourcing Still Works!

During his presentation at the recruitDC 2016 Fall Event, Steve Levy said (I’m paraphrasing here), “. . . to be effective, sourcing HAS to connect with candidates where they are”. He even suggested to reach college students, consider posting ‘tearaway’ flyers in campus buildings where computer courses are being taught, or outside campus hang outs. My initial thought was, no way would that work with today’s young professionals. But I just couldn’t get the flyer idea out of my head; kinda like an ear-bug, it just kept coming back. 

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Session Recap - Maren Hogan - Employer Branding for Dirty Jobs

So many times, we find ourselves listening to how one giant company with an abundance of ping pong tables and fat jack stock options found itself on the receiving end of tons of lovely Glassdoor reviews and adoring candidates.

I am happy for those companies of course and I won’t lie and say that building a recruitment marketing strategy for them isn’t super fun. I mean, who doesn’t want to work for a company with free dry cleaning and a rock climbing wall?

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Fall 2016 Speaker Preview - Will Staney

Fall 2016 Speaker Preview - Will Staney

This week, I’ll be headed Washington D.C. to speak at recruitDC’s 2016 Fall Conference. My session will be about attracting top talent with an unknown or misunderstood employer brand. Whether you’re a startup or established organization you may have a misunderstood brand where the market perception is different from your actual company culture and employee experience. In both cases, trying to compete with the Googles and Facebooks of the world to attract and hire top talent may feel like an impossible tasks. But it doesn’t have to be.

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