The job market is changing. Here’s what you need to know now.


A record-breaking 4.5 million Americans left their jobs in November 2021, unemployment is back down to 3.9%, and there were approximately 11 million job openings in the U.S. at the end of 2021. With all these headlines about the fast-changing job market, it can be challenging for you to figure out how it impacts you. 

While the amount of information about the job market coming at you might seem overwhelming, staying informed will help you keep your job search strategy in alignment. Although there are many jobs available, the job market is still competitive. Relevancy is key right now, so be sure your written documents and personal narrative allow you to stand out in all the right ways. 

Meet with your Career Coach to ask questions about how the current market might be impacting your search and develop a strategy to move forward. The articles below will also give you a clearer picture of how current events are impacting job seekers and companies’ ability to attract and retain talent.

3 reasons it’s so hard for companies to hire right now — and what they can do about it – from LinkedIn’s Chief Economist, Karin Kimbrough 

Why everybody’s hiring but nobody’s getting hired

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By W. P. Carey Career Services Center
W. P. Carey Career Services Center