Posted November 12, 2018 10:30am | 10 comments The first job you ever did in the world is the first job that you will ever have, and it was one you never thought about.
But it is also the first that you really want.
For every successful startup, there are countless startups that fail, and there are dozens of successful startups that are crushed by failure.
But how do you determine which of these is the best or worst for your life?
That’s the question at the heart of a new book, Tech Job Search, written by Adam Zaremba, a senior fellow at the Roosevelt Institute.
The title of the book is tongue-in-cheek, but it is true: Your job search should always be about you.
The goal is to figure out how to get your brain into the right mode for the kind of work you want to do.
That’s what Zarempa and his colleagues at the Harvard Business School (HBS) and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania (Pomona College) aim to achieve by conducting the most detailed analysis of job postings in the job marketplace.
For the book, they have compiled a list of 100 jobs that have the highest and lowest odds of landing a job in the next 12 months, based on factors like their size, age, and location.
Zarempas team looked at job postings for a variety of industries, including healthcare, banking, media, and finance.
They also looked at the jobs that were advertised in the most recent online job market, and the jobs offered by job boards.
Zaresmba and colleagues also looked to the company websites of the top 100 job seekers.
They then compared the odds of being hired against the chance of being fired for failing to land the job.
They then looked at a sample of jobs offered to applicants, including jobs that had been posted on a company website for a year or more and those that had not.
For example, they looked at postings from April 2017 to October 2018, and they looked for the job openings for which there was a job listing with an open online position.
The odds of getting hired rose dramatically in sectors that Zarembs team looked for.
For example, in healthcare, the chances of getting a job rose from 3.8 percent to 8.2 percent, and for banking, it went from 4.4 percent to 10.1 percent.
The chances of being let go for failing fell, too.
For media, the odds dropped from 3 percent to 2.5 percent, while for finance, the job search declined from 2.9 percent to 1.7 percent.
Zariamba cautions that his analysis only looked at jobs posted on the job boards, and his research does not look at any company’s internal listings or internal job board content.
Still, he argues that his findings suggest that the job market is increasingly focused on job seekers who have experience and can speak their mind.
“If you’re looking for a good tech job, you’re not going to get it if you’re a careerist or a tech evangelist or an engineer,” Zaremsba says.
“We’re trying to give you the skills and the drive to succeed.
You have to be able to think outside the box and you have to think of yourself differently.”
For example: A software engineer who has worked in the field of data science for a decade can land a job that’s not only challenging but is also highly lucrative.
That’s because the jobs are usually at companies that are known for offering low-cost, high-quality software development services.
But for someone who doesn’t have experience in that field, that job might be a complete waste of time.
“This is not about you,” Zariambas team writes.
“This is about you and your skills.
You’re going to have to show that you can make a good and rewarding life for yourself in a company that has high standards of excellence.
We don’t want you to think that you need to go out there and prove your worth by not succeeding.”