The Most In-Demand Online Jobs During COVID-19
The pandemic has changed much of how we think about life including work. Jobs have shown a sharp decrease during the pandemic with roughly 55 million people losing jobs and filing for unemployment during March to August of 2020 (according to Forbes).
A recent survey on the recent job site Indeed of over 1,000 soon-to-be college graduates, reported that 54% of them felt less confident in finding work after they graduate due to COVID-19’s impact on the economy. In fact, one-third of them thought that they’d face challenges getting a job in a chosen industry (according to BestColleges.com).
Data And Research About Current Available Jobs
This seems like dire straits for those who are leaving college or already on the hunt for a job. However, let’s explore some ways that we can pivot with the changing times and expand thinking on jobs that may be available online.
According to Gregory Lewis, the three Most In-Demand Jobs Right Now on LinkedIn, based on data from January 2021 include Software Engineer, Salesperson, and Tax Specialist. He remarked, “While the tax season may be predictable, even in COVID times, the past month also saw dramatic growth for a role that you might not expect: receptionist. The number of job posts for receptionists grew by over 22x from December 2020 to January 2021”
A 2019 Pew Research Center study found that 72% of Americans use some type of social media, with YouTube and Facebook being the most widely used platforms.
As more people changed their operations to virtual and online environments, prospects for people with computer and digital engagement skills increased. Some of the most in-demand competencies include social media, mobile/video, social media marketing, and content marketing.
What The New Online Environment Means
The new and increased use of online spaces means that many jobs that were in-person or in-office can be transferred virtually.
For example, based on the LinkedIn and Pew Research Center data stated above receptionists, software engineers, tax specialists, and social media marketers will be in high demand.
The in-office job of a Receptionist can easily be transferred to online skills such as virtual assistance, data entry specialists, phone calling personnel and transcription. Software Engineers can become excellent web, and app developers. Tax Specialists may be important during the tax season but those with that skill can easily do simple accounting, profit and loss, and daily bookkeeping for small to medium-sized companies.
Of course, Social Media Specialists can be social media marketers, content marketers, copywriters, video editors, and general digital marketers.
How We Can Help
We have been showing for the last ten (10) years that online jobs are a great way to start and grow a business. It allows more flexibility in your home and work-life balance. Additionally, you can set your goals, continue to increase in skills, and build over time.
We have a wide array of courses available inclusive of some listed above that can assist you to up-skill. Here are five that would be very helpful right now based on demand during the pandemic.
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