As the economy continues improving following the Great Recession, job seekers looking for competitive pay and valuable work are in a good position to find it. As of the November 2016 jobs report, the national unemployment rate hit 4.6%—an all-time low since the recession. In this job market, professionals looking to be the best candidate in the applicant pool should make strategic changes to position themselves for success in 2017.

In late 2016, we surveyed employers, job seekers, and working professionals alike to get a comprehensive view on what the upcoming year holds for those looking to hire and be hired. For professionals looking to better assess the futures of their job searches and careers, we’ve compiled our findings in the infographic below.

Take a look to learn more about hiring trends in 2017, including what employers are looking for in top talent, how the employment experience is evolving, and how professionals can demonstrate leadership in the workplace: