The Job Market

How it used to be: How it is today:  
Earn a high school diploma; more school or job training was not required. More jobs call for a degree or training past high school.
Most people rarely needed to use job search skills. Everyone needs to keep his or her job search skills sharp.
Compete for jobs only with local job seekers. Job seekers compete for jobs with people all over the world. Employers can move to another country. More workers can live away from their work. They use a computer to check in with their employer.

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