Types of jobs hiring during the coronavirus pandemic

The current climate is an extremely difficult time to navigate for a lot of industries, but it has also seen a surge in popularity of certain roles and new opportunities.

Based on feedback on the market from our consultants, we’ve put together a list of some of the most in-demand roles and types of jobs hiring during the coronavirus outbreak which can be remote-based, to identify which sectors will need the most help from digital experts over the coming months.

In-demand digital roles:

  1. Software engineers
  2. Data scientists
  3. Communications specialists
  4. Customer service
  5. Sales (account executives, business development)
  6. Account management (account manager, customer success)
  7. Product managers
  8. Designers
  9. UX researchers
  10. Project managers
  11. Service design
  12. Design operation managers/leads

Other in-demand industries include:

  1. Healthcare, MedTech, and pharmaceutical
  2. High-tech and manufacturing
  3. Ecommerce and online retailers
  4. FMCG
  5. Any business with a delivery model

Top 10 soft skills that companies want to see:

When looking for jobs, don’t forget to highlight how you encompass these soft skills to help set you apart from the crowd.

  1. Problem-Solving
  2. Creativity
  3. Innovation
  4. Communication
  5. Storytelling
  6. Growth mindset
  7. Culture awareness
  8. Critical thinking
  9. Leadership
  10. Emotional intelligence

Trends that we expect to see:

  • Remote working  and working from home will become the norm (at least for some time)
  • Interviews, meetings, and training will be done remotely as people fully embrace the tech tools available
  • Career changes due to a changing market place as we will see more people upskilling during a time of uncertainty to create new opportunities for themselves or decide to realise their career passions and move accordingly
  • Conferences and events will move online video tools and tech solutions to move everything online during shutdowns can still help to bring people together and have an impact online. It could even achieve higher attendees numbers
  • More temporary jobs will become available as businesses look for contingency and business continuity in times of uncertainty

We have a variety of opportunities including contract and remote working roles available with clients that are looking to make hires soon. If you are currently looking, we will do our best to support you and if we can help in any way to find people for your business, please reach out to:

Auckland: Jude Manuel

Austin: Bea Casey

Cape Town: Sunette Smith

Dubai: Richard Smith

Hong Kong: Raymond Ong

Kuala Lumpur: Ruby Celine

London: Mark Long

Melbourne: Leigh Petridis

New York: James Walsh

Singapore: Erin Loh

Sydney: Andrea McHutchon

If you are worried that your role will be affected by the COVID-19 outbreak or would like some advice, get in touch with us at contact@welovesalt.com to discuss our open opportunities.

 

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