The Year in Job Search: A Look at the Biggest Trends of 2016

The new year signifies a fresh start for many of us – resolutions to go back to the gym, eat healthier, and find a new job.

At Indeed, it’s our mission to help job seekers succeed in accomplishing their resolutions by finding positions that match their job search. With over 200 million unique visitors coming to the site each month, we are constantly monitoring trends to help job seekers and employers find the right fit.

In the spirit of the holidays and to help job seekers and employers get ahead of the curve in 2017, we’ve taken a close look at the world’s largest events in 2016 and their impact on the way people search for jobs. While some trends can be expected – the declining oil industry and support for climate change resulting in fewer searches for oil-related jobs and more in renewable industries. Others come as more of a surprise, such as the movie Star Wars: The Force Awakens leading to job titles and descriptions featuring “Jedi.”

Take a look at the infographic below for a recap of the trends in job search over the past year. Thank you for partnering with Indeed this year, we look forward to 2017 and to helping you find the best match in your job search.

2016 Year in Job Search