Vol. II – Edureka Career Watch – 19th Jan. 2019
“It’s not what you achieve, it’s what you overcome. That’s what defines your career.”
– Carlton Fisk
The job industry is always booming with developments but most of these go unnoticed because we’re all busy focusing on other things. Edureka Career Watch is a series that aims to change this; bringing you the latest and greatest trends and occurrences in the job market. Just like last week, this news digest will help you stay on top of your career game.
So, without further ado, let’s look at the top stories that might help you make the next big move in your career game.
Amazon recently added over 1,200 job postings on its official website for its Indian offices. The company seems to currently have the highest number of job openings in the sub-continent in the APAC region. The openings in other regions stand as follows: China – 467, Japan – 381, Australia – 250, Singapore – 174, and South Korea – 70. The jobs listed range from entry-level to senior positions in a spectrum of areas. These include software development, machine learning, web development, product and marketing, quality assurance, product management, supply chain, content development, operations, and many more.
Securing a job at a top dog like Amazon has never been easier in the APAC region for a skilled professional.
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An Australian technology company operating in the legal space has developed a prototype of a virtual lawyer using Amazon’s Alexa AI. Christened Smarter Drafter, this insentient lawyer can reportedly generate legal documents instantly. As any lawyer would know, this is usually the job of young associates and junior lawyers. Now, with automation in play, this new tool threatens the jobs of these entry-level professionals in the business and law domains. According to the CEO of the company that built Smarter Drafter, the AI lawyer is already in use at almost 150 law firms across Australia. These numbers are bound to steadily increase over the course of the next few years.
Elon Musk’s space exploration company, SpaceX recently announced that it will be thinning its ranks by about 10 percent. The company is the second home to almost 6,000 professionals out of which almost 600 will be saying goodbye including 577 white-hat workers from its headquarters in Hawthorne, California alone. Almost immediately after this announcement, Musk’s other startup, The Boring Company, tweeted that it’s looking for fresh blood. The company, currently employing 80 professionals, has listed over a dozen positions in several fields including tunnel engineering and software development.
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A recent post by the Alaska Air Group stated that the airline giant is looking to onboard almost 3,000 new professionals this year. The company currently has a 10,000 plus employee-base and is looking to improve its services by adding more skill into the mix. The job postings include both technical and non-technical roles for professionals with varying experience levels. Alaska Airlines has also stated that no prior airline experience is required to try out for these roles.
via Alaska Air Group
The dream company of most IT professionals, Google is looking to add more professionals to its employee base at its Indian offices. Currently, home to more than 50,000 professionals, Google India has recently added a handful of job openings to meet its ever-increasing demands. These vacancies include profiles like software development, program management, and testing.
Sure, getting hired by Google is not a piece of cake, but you can easily gain an edge over the competition by learning trending technologies.
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These were the major news stories related to job openings and career trends in the market this week. If you have any questions, suggestions or there are any specific topics you’d like us to cover, feel free to hit us up in the comments section below. Edureka Career Watch will be back next week with the top stories that you need to know about. So, make sure you are subscribed to our blog through the subscription box below and never miss these important updates.