18 Of Today’s Most Important Jobs That You Can Actually Apply To Now

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May 19, 2024 at 6:8AM UTC
With technology invading pretty much every aspect of the way we get stuff done, the job market is ch-ch-ch-changing… a lot. Bill Gates recently weighed in on what he believes are the most promising jobs, and Mark Cuban has some guesses as to which jobs are less likely to be replaced by robots. Moreover, Money and PayScale have just analyzed 54 million employee profiles across 350 different industries to put together a list of the most important skills in today’s workforce.  
We were pretty pumped when we realized that a lot of the jobs and skills that these experts deem important are opportunities you can pursue right now! Here are 26 ways to do just that:

1. GM

Despite being a historic company, GM is incredibly forward thinking — and they're hiring for tons of roles, including in engineering and IT — two of the most relevant areas in today's workforce!

Browse Opportunities at GM.

2. West Monroe Partners

West Monroe is hiring for tons of jobs that require deep, analytical thinking. If you’re into sales, IT, consulting, healthcare, tech, HR, or finance, check out the available opps ASAP.

Browse Opportunities at West Monroe Partners.

3. Terex

Cuban drives home the point that you’re less likely to become obsolete if your position requires working closely with and managing people. Terex is hiring a ton for jobs that require a whole lot of people skills, like roles in communications, sales, and branch operations.

Browse Opportunities at Terex.

4. Seagate Technology

Data, and keeping that data safe, is important now more than ever. As a team member of Seagate Technology, you'll be producing superior, precison-engineered data storage technologies that helps protect people's digital lives.

Browse Opportunities at Seagate Technology.

5. Ultimate Software

Named a best workplace for both women and millennials by Fortune, Ultimate Software brings a passionate, people-first approach to all things software. As part of the company's 49% female talent base (which is certainly above average for the tech sphere), you could help develop its award-winning, cloud-based human capital management solution — talk about a cutting-edge gig!

Browse Opportunities at Ultimate Software.

6. General Electric

It’s no secret that engineers and programmers have more (and higher-paying) job prospects than people in a lot of other occupations... and GE is looking to fill many roles in these departments!

Browse Opportunities at GE.

7. PepsiCo

If you find a job at PepsiCowhether in sales, marketing, data, strategy, IT, PR or HR, you’ll undoubtedly be learning a lot about how a successful business functions while putting some of your most critical skills to good use.

Browse Opportunities at PepsiCo.

8. IBM

IBM is among the most reputable companies around, and it comes as no surprise that the jobs they’re looking to fill are some of the most important ones you can seek out. Whether you’re interested in project management, engineering, IT, research, software development or finance, check out career opps at IBM — they most definitely have some ideal and exceptionally relevant jobs.

Browse Opportunities at IBM.

9. ZS

One of the best places to work if you’re keen on having a relevant job is ZS — and they're looking to hire women with a vast array of interests and skills, including strategic planning, consumer marketing and customer insights.

Browse Opportunities at ZS.

10. Accenture

Accenture might be the right fit if you find the idea of making a truly global impact appealing. You'll serve clients in more than 120 countries (so, over half of the globe), and the professional services firm is passionate about bolstering the professional lives of women on an equally wide scale.

Browse Opportunities at Accenture.

11. Bank of America

As a team member at Bank of America, you'll be supporting the economic empowerment of women across the globe, including through partnerships with organizations like the Global Ambassadors Program and the Tory Burch Foundation Capital Program.

Browse Opportunities at Bank of America.

12. Fidelity

Fidelity is all about empowering customers to live the lives they want, whether that be through helping 23 million people invest their live savings (no big deal), managing employee benefits programs for more than 20K businesses, or bringing innovative technology solutions to major institutions.

Browse Opportunities at Fidelity.

13. Johnson & Johnson

For the past 130 years, the folks at beloved household name Johnson & Johnson have been committed to caring for people's well-being on a global scale. Today, they operate in 60 countries.

Browse Opportunities at Johnson & Johnson.

14. XPO Logistics

XPO Logistics was named one of the most admired companies by Fortune magazine, and there’s no wonder why. XPO is the fastest-growing company in supply chain solutions, working on the important task of coordinating successful business around the world. The best part? Despite their serious mission, XPO is a fun place to work that supports its female employees in every stage of their lives. 

Browse Opportunities at XPO Logistics.

15. American Water

Working at American Water will give you the chance to thrive in what employees say is "a great place to grow, innovate and become next generation future leaders."

Browse Opportunities At American Water.

16. PwC

 PwC has no shortage of fantastic opportunities — in risk and strategy consulting and in financial and tax services, among other areas — that require some of the top career skills, including strategic planning, business analysis, and financial analysis.

Browse Opportunities at PwC.

17. Capital One

Capital One is on a mission to change banking and to help people live their best lives — and the same goes for their employees. Perhaps that's why employees say it's a "great place for working moms [with] wonderful flexibility and culture" and that the company is "constantly exploring new ways to ensure an inclusive and engaged environment."

Browse Opportunities at Capital One.

18. The Kraft Heinz Company

As one of the world's top five largest food and beverage companies, women at Kraft Heinz have the chance to not only work with iconic products and brands from their childhoods, but also to shape the future direction of the company. In 2018, the Chicago-headquartered corporation launched its first business dedicated exclusively to growing organic and natural brands, and a major emphasis is placed on charitable initiatives and employee volunteerism, as well, especially around the issue of tackling of world hunger.

Browse Opportunities at Kraft Heinz.

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