A new study from CareerBuilder says there’s an increasing number of jobs that are filled by people who’ve already worked for at least a decade, but also many that are just waiting to be filled.
While there are jobs that require a certain level of experience or experience in certain fields, the majority of job titles that are being filled with people who have no prior experience in those fields, such as sales and marketing, are currently filled by applicants with a bachelor’s degree or higher, said Scott Waring, a CareerBuilder senior vice president who is based in Seattle.
“We think there’s a demand for people who are in the middle of their career who are looking for a higher-level position and they’ve been doing it for 10 or 15 years and they have a solid grasp of the job requirements, he said.
In addition to looking at job titles with specific requirements, such the number of years of experience that an applicant has, CareerBuilder also looks at what the person brings to the table, from their social media presence and work experience, to how they have handled issues that arise in the workplace, said Waring.
In this example, a person who’s been in the workforce for a while and has an extensive social media and work history would make a great candidate for a job in sales and customer service, he added.
However, the company also recommends hiring people who can speak English, who can pass a written exam, and who have the ability to interact with their coworkers.
It also recommends that applicants be at least 18 years old and be proficient in the English language, and be willing to do physical work such as gardening or working in the kitchen.
There are other factors to consider, as well, including the person’s experience in their current job.
This includes whether they have had an opportunity to make significant salary gains, the ability and ability to learn from other people and how they manage their personal finances, Waring said.