January 2020 Newsletter

Wow, 2020 and a new decade. I hope like all of us at Proxime you are excited and motivated at the opportunities for business as we look to Brexit and beyond.

I hope you all have a happy and prosperous year ahead!

Roy O’Brien

Blockchain tops the list for skills needed in 2020

New research based on data from the employment-oriented networking platform Linkedin shows that blockchain tops the list of most in-demand hard skills for 2020. The ranking of the most needed skills was made by looking at those that are in high demand relative to their supply. Demand was measured by identifying the skills listed on the career profiles of people who are getting hired at the highest rates. It divided the skills into two groups. Hard skills include specialized knowledge and technical abilities to handle a specific task, while soft skills are more about behavior and thinking, personal traits and cognitive skills.

This high ranking shows how rapid the technology is penetrating the business world, as blockchain wasn’t even on the list a year ago. It has also beaten to the top other popular corporate buzzword fields such as cloud computing and artificial intelligence. The research further shows that blockchain is the most in-demand skill right now in the United States, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, and Australia.

For a more detailed look click here

Warning: Blue Monday is approaching

Beating the blues om January

Experience shows us that 1 in 5 people update and upload their CV’s in January. The January Blues and Blue Monday (January 20th) are very real factors with many professionals looking to make big changes to their careers.

For Hiring Managers…
If you are looking to build your team in January then get in touch with us and take advantage of the great candidates that are entering the job market particularly in January and February.

For job seekers…
If you one of the professionals looking to make a change and updating your portfolio in line with changing market opportunities and feel like you need a helping hand then reach out and we will lend our expertise to help increase your visibility online and land you that next top role. 

So whether you’re searching for the talent to fill in gaps in your team or whether you’re searching for your ideal role, you need to get a little Proxime in your life. We’ll turn that frown upside down. 

January Dingbats

…This will get your grey matter going.

if your new to a Dingbat, put simply, its a riddle. A phrase that is represented by words. If you’re still unclear give it a google as they’re great fun and really get the brain going. 

Send your answer to both Dingbats via email info@proximesearch.com to be entered in the monthly draw to win a bottle of Champagne!

Good Luck!