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2018 in Indeed Job Searches

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Taking stock and looking back on the past twelve months in the world of recruitment can be a daunting task, so today we’ll focus on job searches. This week, Indeed have published a report of trends in job searches in 2018, offering a glimpse into social trends worldwide.

Emerging trends

“Government adviser” has seen a huge spike in searches (2,730%) ahead of Brexit, while wage specific search “£10 an hour” increased by 181% in the UK.

Some US jobseekers have had enough of the 9-5, as searches for “vacation tester” — which is exactly what it sounds like — jumped by 3,199%. The growth in transportation sharing coincided with a spike in searches for “LimeBike” (recently rebranded as Lime) — a dockless bicycle- and scooter-sharing service popular across cities and campuses. In Germany, searches for jobs related to “Instagram” reflected the rise of social media influencers.

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The times, they are a-changing. With a rising trend in flexible job roles, and a fall in more traditional roles, the age of automation appears to be growing ever closer.

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