New Delhi: Covid-19 pandemic's effects can be seen on the economy, the education, the careers worldwide. Some businesses have been severely impacted by this pandemic. Industries like aviation, travel and tourism, hospitality have already started cutting their employee-strength. Many have stopped hiring.
During these difficult times, students who have graduated recently and are looking to start their careers now believe that their chances of employment are few.
But there is hope.
There are still a few fields that are still hiring, especially in Technology and Marketing. New skills that are in demand include -- Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Data Science, IoT and Digital Marketing.
Despite global pandemic and subsequent crisis, many technology-based careers have seen a stable rate of hiring. Cybercrimes increased during the pandemic as people stuck to their mobiles, but it gave rise to a whopping 20% increase in demand of Cybersecurity experts. Job postings of .NET developers and system engineers have also risen to 12% and 11% each.
Some in-demand jobs in this sector are Information Security Engineer, Web Developer, System Administrator, Data Scientist etc.
Every company sells some product or service and the company doesn't grow if there is no marketing for product/services. The pandemic has clearly shown that if proper marketing strategies are not adopted, companies will fail. The need for digital marketing is at a record high. Also, there is a demand for frontline and digital marketing profiles, as the pandemic and subsequent lockdown have caused the consumer to buy online.
Some in-demand jobs in this sector are Marketing Data Analyst, Content Marketing Specialist, Social Media Marketer, Advertising Coordinator etc.
Conclusively, freshers who are interested in pursuing technology and marketing have a higher chance of getting hired, even during a global pandemic.