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What Are the 2013 Workplace Trends and Job Opportunities?

5 Career Predictions for 2013

Apollo Research Institute identifies workplace trends and job opportunities

PHOENIX, Dec. 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ – Although more than 27 million Americans are now out of work or underemployed (1 out of every 6, or 16.7%),  Apollo Research Institute identifies 6 areas of the economy that offer job growth and provide a snapshot of the new economy.

Based on extensive environmental scanning and two years of research for its forthcoming book, Women Lead: Career Perspectives from Workplace Leaders, Apollo Research Instituteidentifies which fields will offer job opportunities, and four other career trends for 2013…

6 Sectors Will Offer On-Ramps to Career Growth

Six career areas provide a snapshot of the new economy

  • business services
  • education
  • healthcare
  • IT
  • nonprofits, and
  • manufacturing

Healthcare, the fastest-growing sector in the nation, offers obvious opportunities, but less intuitive choices such as

nonprofits — which will need a projected 80,000 senior managers a year by 2016—also offer attractive prospects.

Women’s Career Paths Will Zig and Zag

58% of women describe their career path as “nonlinear,” and nearly 90% of women executives and managers shift careers in midlife.

As women and younger workers look for new ways to blend work, family and other life pursuits, the career ladder will gave way to a labyrinth of stops, starts, and lateral moves.

Career Credentials Will Be Under Real-time Scrutiny

Instant fact-checking and counter-claims on social media are not just limited to political scandals and natural disasters.

Lying on your resume can hamper your job prospects, but some studies indicate more than 40% of employment applications contain false credentials.

Today’s workers must present themselves factually and appropriately online, and provide proper attribution for their work.

Women Will Use Their Tech-savvy at Work and Home

A look at technology adoption among women, including in the over-50 age group, smashes the stereotype of men as the primary techies.

Women spend 30% more time on social networking sites than men, and mobile social usage is 55% female.

Women will increasingly lean on high-tech help to start businesses, enter STEM fields, and manage home-related tasks.

Work and Education Will Intertwine

The competition for skilled workers provides an incentive to keep learning, on and off the job.

Workers will pursue certifications, degrees, technical training, and leadership development to keep their skills current, and will look for internships, apprenticeships, and job rotations to gain hands-on experience.

What Are Your Thoughts??

What changes are you seeing besides those listed above?

How are these changes impacting your work? your job search?

What recommendations do you have for the recent grad? for the senior staff? for the middle-management?

Please share your thoughts in our comments section below!

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Book Description

Publication Date: January 1, 2013 | ISBN-10: 1433121158 | ISBN-13: 978-1433121159

Women are taking the lead in today’s workforce.

They hold half of America s jobs, 51% of supervisory and managerial positions, and nearly 60% of all college degrees.

A woman starts a business in the U.S. every 60 seconds.

Without women, the U.S. economy would be 25% smaller than it is today.

Women Lead is an in-depth examination of women’s role in today’s workplace.

Drawing on interviews with nearly 200 women leaders, and survey responses from more than 3000 male and female managers, the book explains 21st-century career trends and provides practical advice to help women excel in the new world of work.

Readers will discover facts, figures, and real-life stories about leadership, education, and career planning, and learn how women are using negotiation, networking, and other collaborative practices to lead their organizations into the future.


About Apollo Research Institute

Apollo Research Institute is a nonpartisan research division of Apollo Group, Inc. Apollo Research Institute conducts research on issues of critical importance to higher education and the workforce, and provides research-based recommendations to help leaders ensure today’s workers remain employable tomorrow. Visit www.apolloresearchinstitute.org.

About Apollo Group, Inc.

Apollo Group, Inc. is one of the world’s largest private education providers and has been in the education business for more than 35 years. The Company offers innovative and distinctive educational programs and services both online and on-campus at the undergraduate, master’s and doctoral levels through its subsidiaries: University of Phoenix, Apollo Global, Institute for Professional Development and College for Financial Planning. The Company’s programs and services are provided in 40 states and the District of Columbia; Puerto Rico; Latin America; and Europe, as well as online throughout the world.

For more information about Apollo Group, Inc. and its subsidiaries, call (800) 990-APOL or visit the Company’s website at http://www.apollogrp.edu.

SOURCE Apollo Research Institute

CONTACT : John Scally, Padilla Speer Beardsley, +1-212-421-8325, [email protected]

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