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Talent Search Outlook for 2024

Talent Search Outlook for 2024

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We have been through a lot in the past years. The COVID-19 PANDEMIC and the rest of the things that happened. Now that we are on the path of progressing into new heights, we have much to tackle because of the transformative ways our lifestyle must undergo. There are lots of technological advances that are happening in the world today. When it comes to the talent search for today’s market, a lot has already changed. There are a lot of changes that has happened in the way organizations look for employees and recruit them.

Below are some examples that may help you on your journey to landing your desired jobs soon.

  1. Reflect on Achievements and set intentions- reflect on your achievements in the past years. Highlight what you have accomplished in the past years and what skills you have acquired. These are important points to sight in your resume.
  2. Redefine your skill sets- mention the new skills you have acquired to inform your employers that you are updated in our always improving technologies.
  3. Network strategies- if you are looking for a job, you are on the verge of applying for a new job, or you are planning to transfer, having a good network is a must. Getting the right possibilities in landing your network in applying for a new job is very important. Know where you post your CVs. Learn how to connect to the right professionals in your field and engage in meaningful conversations to build relationships.
  4. Explore New Jobs Search Platforms- in our age today, there are lots of new ways to have your CVs posted. Explore different hiring platforms to widen your possibilities in landing your desired job.
  5. Consider Remote Opportunities- working remotely has been a practice that has been applied in our generation today. If you are more comfortable working in a remote area, there are lots of jobs suited to your preference.
  6. Showcase your soft skills- technical skills are a must in most jobs, but employers nowadays are placing significant emphasis on soft skills. Effective communication, adaptability, and problem-solving are qualities that most employers are looking for their candidates.
  7. Always have a Growing Mindset- the job market is dynamic, don’t settle in your current situation. Having a growing mindset is important and crucial in every job. Always view challenges as opportunities to learn and grow.
  8. Volunteer and contribute to open-source projects- being active in this field enhances your skills and also showcases your commitment to your field.
  9. Stay informed about industry trends- always stay up to date in your industry. Being in top knowledge of your industry helps you in your jobs.

Being in the most transformative periods in our time, between technological disruptions, societal shifts and global events, the talent search will always be improving. And we all need to cope with the ever-changing ways the industry will give us.


PEOPLE SCOUT, one of the talent solutions providers has a unique vantage point in this year’s possible talent acquisition methods. Here are some examples of how talent acquisition will be.

  1. Talent Leaders Will Look to New Models to ride the economic waves- the power balance has now shifted back to the employer. It's time to leave behind the boom and bust and embrace agility through a strategic approach to workforce planning and forecasting.
  2. Business transformation will shape the workforce- Talent Acquisition leaders must work proactively to build the reputation and influence of their employer brand with potential talent, ahead of the hiring they need to do in the future. Investing in candidate nurturing and employer branding strategies will ensure organizations can hire first and get not just the best talent in your pipeline, but in the market.
  3. Employees will continue to reevaluate their relationship with work- organizations that refresh their Employer Value Proposition (EVP) with a more human-centric approach that recognizes employees as people, not just workers, will go beyond traditional offerings to provide exceptional life experiences that match employee needs. This will be important in improving retention, overcoming the productivity vacuum, and attracting quality talent.
  4. Data will be the key to overcoming talent scarcity- the retirement of the baby boomers has given companies the brain drain of institutional expertise. Gen Z employees need to be trained well to cope up with the retirement of the boomers. The key to reducing the impact of talent scarcity this year is data. It's time for TA leaders to treat talent intelligence as business intelligence, bringing it to the C-suite to drive decision making and inform strategy. Organizations must leverage data to understand both internal and external talent pools, maximizing ROI on talent attraction and retention efforts.
  5. Skills-based practices will take center stage- more organizations will look to expand candidate pools and tap into diverse skill sets through skills-based recruitment. To do this, organizations must evolve their candidate assessment practices focusing on skills, rather than credentials. More organizations will drop their university degree requirements. This will have the added benefit of promoting greater diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace.
  6. Internal mobility will receive a big investment- this year, organizations must invest in transforming the skills of the workers they’ve kept on board to ensure they’re ready for what’s on the horizon. Career moves won’t take a linear path but will weave across departments and disciplines, providing workers with variety and rewarding work. Hiring managers must be trained well to find candidates not just for their fit in a specific role, but for the value they can bring to the organization.
  7. Long overdue tech upgrades will happen for HR- organizations will look to capitalize AI-powered features to do the heavy lifting so that their teams can focus on more valuable recruiting activities. This is also an opportunity for TA leaders to demonstrate they can deliver digital transformation and deliver ROI from these investments.

The future of our work has potential but also has uncertainty. We need to approach our career journeys with a renewed sense of purpose, committed to learn, and willingness to adapt. By embracing change and having a positive mindset in shaping our professional path, we can have exciting opportunities for growth and success.