The COVID-19 pandemic has caused scepticism and fear in the country’s current job market. However, the demand for niche job skills is still on the rise. The hiring managers are still looking for possible candidates with the right skillsets.
Companies are using AMCAT to shortlist candidates based on their skills and readiness to face challenges. Moreover, hiring managers are using virtual tools like Skype, Hangout, and Zoom to stay in touch with potential candidates. That is why to keep your job search going it is the right time to hone and develop in-demand skills.
So, these are the top 6 skills that are in high demand in the job market. Develop these skills and give your job search an edge.
Due to the COVID-19 induced lockdown, companies are operating on public/hybrid deployment and is using platforms like Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud to upload data. There is a massive demand in the market for cloud computing.
Having skills in moving applications and data analysis are the need of the hour. So, skills to drive technical architecture, design and delivery of the cloud systems are a silver lining to your job search.
Streaming companies like Netflix, Hotstar, and Amazon Prime are in high demand. Having skills in video production and content creation will give you an edge and open more room with opportunities.
Moreover, companies other than these are also looking for video creators to produce advertisements and other digital content.
An analyst is the most in-demand fresher job profile in the market. The job description requires someone who has skills for data-driven and decision-making. Moreover, having expertise in coding languages like R, Python and SQL will further strengthen your candidature.
Moreover, during the pandemic, there has been an increase in data collection and analysis. Companies need candidates with the ability to interpret the data and make analyzed decisions.
Every company needs someone who has the skills to sell their goods and services. Being the most competitive industry in the world, having the right skills will help you make a mark on it. One of the most sought after skills in this domain is the ability to understand the need of the consumer and turning a want into a sale.
Having certificates from an accredited source can make your job search in this domain much easier. So, use this lockdown to improve your selling skills by doing relevant courses.
Artificial Intelligence was already on a rise before the world was hit by the COVID-19 pandemic, now it is even more in demand due to the outbreak. Companies are looking for candidates with skills in AI, machine learning, and languages that can help deliver innovative and in-demand products and services. Moreover, having the skills to customize products is also an added advantage.
During the COVID-19 forced lockdown, companies are using digital platforms like FB, Instagram, and Twitter to promote their goods and services. Skills in the domain of content management and social media marketing will boost your chances of a job in this segment.
Moreover, even after the lockdown, the demand in the digital marketing sector will continue to increase. So, having relevant skills and abilities will help you secure opportunities in this domain.
These are the top 6 job-related skills that you should think about developing and honing during this pandemic driven lockdown. Having these skills on your resume will not only make your stand out from the crowd but will also increase your chances of getting the job of your dreams.
Come out of this pandemic skilled than ever before
Best of luck!