AI-Related Job Posts Balloon
In just one year, the number of job postings related to generative AI has increased 450 percent as did the types of job skills associated with GenAI, according to a recent report from the freelancing platform Upwork.
Roles for prompt engineers, AI chatbot developers, and AI content creators are among job postings related to GenAI. In the same vein, businesses are looking for professionals with experience in AI tools such as ChatGPT, DALL-E, and others. The need for such workers has increased so much that Upwork had to create its own AI-post generator and a new chatbot to help businesses with their talent searches.
One of the most important jobs to emerge is prompt engineering, which fine-tunes text-to-text and text-to-image models that can be understood by AI. It is considered a critical skill for the future workplace.
Mearian, L. (2023, July 19.) AI skills job postings jump 450%; here’s what companies want. Computerworld. https://www.computerworld.com
Dating Apps as a Job Search Tool
Swiping right is taking on a whole new meaning. Some people are using dating apps as ways to network.
While professionals agree that designated job sites such as LinkedIn should never be used as dating apps, not all agree that the opposite is true. It makes sense, actually. When creating a dating profile, people list their qualities and preferences, so it follows that at least some of those characteristics could be beneficial in the workplace. One woman who listed curiosity, open-mindedness, and a love of learning on a dating app also wrote that although she’d like to meet people and make friends, she is also networking for job connections.
All dating sites are not of one mind on the topic. While Grindr actually brands itself as a platform to meet “like-minded people,” Tinder has specifically advised users to make only personal connections on its app. Nevertheless, industrious job searchers can learn useful information when scoping out dating apps. One user of the app Hinge learned from another user that Meta had an un-advertised hiring freeze in place, helpful information that steered the individual away from the organization.
A career coach who works with young professionals urges them to network wherever they can.
Steinberg, E. (2023, August 18.) Forget job-hunting sites. Networkers turn to dating apps. The Wall Street Journal. https://www.wsj.com
Gen Z: Hirers Aren’t Feeling the Love
Calling them the “most challenging generation,” some employers are hesitant to hire members of Gen Z. Nearly 75 percent of managers polled by ResumeBuilder complained that the newest set of workers need hand-holding at every turn, have a poor work ethic, and feel overly entitled.
But perhaps the biggest complaint is the demographic’s poor communication skills, largely a result of spending too much time alone due to the pandemic. To help these new workers get up to par, employers are having to provide extra training to help their new-hires learn how to introduce themselves, work in teams, and give presentations.
Still, one positive within the generation is its ability leverage technology.
Tenore, H. (2023, August 7.) 40% of business leaders think recent Gen Z graduates aren’t prepared for the workplace, new survey says—and some said they won’t even hire them. Insider. https://www.businessinsider.com