It will be harder for job seekers to land interviews
There are two reasons for this. First, employers are utilizing a more cumbersome applicant screening processes. Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS) require more time to sift through all available information to source the best candidates, using more forms, questionnaires, etc. as part of the screening process. Second, employers are automating some jobs at the expense of employees. As a result, job seekers should invest ample time in self-assessment process, in order to understand how their skills and background best fit each targeted position. Then, effectively communicate their skills and experiences to employers. A key outcome of this trend, Richards points out, is that résumés and applications must be more meticulously tailored to specific openings, in order to be selected for an interview.