Take your pick among the hottest jobs of 2012
The graduation season is at its peak and so is the jobhunting race among our young people. For those who will be graduating from college this month until May, the next biggest challenge is landing their first ever job. Meanwhile for those who have less than one year to around four years work experience, ‘tis probably the time to move on, move up or change gear for a better career opportunity.
Hottest Jobs bared
In a recent press launch participated by the number one job site in the Philippines, JobStreet.com bared the hottest jobs for the Filipino youth jobseekers that deserve a second look especially for those who are pondering what can be their next best career move.
According to JobStreet.com, around 72% of the 63,500 jobs* available on their website, that is almost 46,000 jobs are for young people. More than 32,500 are for those with one to four years work experience and about 13,000 are for fresh graduates and those with less than 1 year work experience.
Based on jobs posted from the same period, the specializations that are in-demand among the young people are those with skills in Customer Service, Healthcare (nurse assistants), IT/ Computer Software, Clerical & Administrative Work and Human Resources.
Tough Competition Awaits the Youth
The Commission on Higher Education lists around 450,000 graduates of pre-baccalaureate and baccalaureate courses every year and more than 80% of these graduates are those who finished courses in the fields of Medical & Allied, Business Administration & Related, Information Technology, engineering & Technology, and Education/ Teacher Training.
“Now if we add up the young people who haven’t had a chance to a first job plus those who would like to explore better career opportunities versus their first job, we now accumulate a lot of fresh grads or those with less than one year work experience who are racing to entry-level positions in each and every company in the Philippines,” explains Yoda Buyco, marketing director of JobStreet.com.
“Meanwhile we have our young people who have had more than one to four years work experience and they are usually not just looking for jobs with better compensation, but they are after jobs that they really would like to work on for the next two to three years,” adds Carolyn Enriquez, senior marketing manager of JobStreet.com.
This psyche among our young people result to their career mobility until they finally land the job of their dreams.
Get Ready for a Jobgantic Career Break on June
As the hottest jobs heat up the second quarter of 2012, JobStreet.com puts an exclamation point to the jobhunting season on June 22 – 23 with the biggest job fair ever– Jobstreet.com Jobgantic Career Fair 2012.
Luzon-based jobseekers can troop to this record-breaking Jobstreet.com career fair which will be held at Halls 2, 3 and 4 of the country’s biggest international convention venue, the SMX Convention Center at the SM Mall of Asia Complex in Pasay City. Jobgantic Career Fair at the SMX shall house 390 exhibit booths, offering both local and overseas employment opportunities, ranging from top-notch conglomerates and multi-national companies, dynamic BPO and IT-enabled companies, reputable recruitment firms and headhunters.
Around 100,000 jobseekers are expected to pre-register to the event, topping last year’s almost 65,500, pre-registered attendees. Also in 2011, almost 25,000 jobseekers walked in to the said career fair but this year, JobStreet.com forecasts 30,000 applicants to arrive on the day of the event.
And for the first time, Jobgantic Career Fair expands its mission of improving more lives through better careers in the VisMin region through the Jobgantic Career Fair in Cebu on June 14 at the Cebu Trade Hall 1 of SM City Cebu. Over 70 companies are expected to draw 10,000 jobseekers in Cebu and other nearby provinces. The Cebu leg is in partnership with the Cebu Chamber of Commerce for the annual Cebu Business Month celebration.
“In 2011, JobStreet.com and Cebu Chamber of Commerce and Industry partnered together in mounting the “Career Beyond Boundaries” Career Fair. The event was a hit with more than 60 employers and almost 2,000 walk-in jobseekers participated and benefited from this co-branded activity. Likewise, this year’s Jobgantic Career Fair in Cebu is part of JobStreet.com’s participation in the Cebu Business Month celebration,” explains Yoda Buyco, marketing director of JobStreet.com.