The international job market continues to evolve every year. In 2020, more than ever, the demand for skills and global transparency is seen with absolute urgency.
In some regions there are specific shortages as with paramedics in the United Kingdom whereas the worldwide demand for software engineers and developers continues.
In most cases, you’ll find that understanding the market makes a huge difference to both your short-term and long-term prospects. It ensures that you critically assess the macro and micro value of your skills and qualifications, plus it’s also a fantastic guideline for creating goals.
In fact, even if you’re not planning (or dreaming!) of working internationally at some point, you can still position yourself as an asset in a local market based on the global demand.
It’s also worth considering the future consequences of COVID-19 to the employment market. Recent data from LinkedIn indicates the impact will be felt far beyond the present climate of lockdown and furlough. It’s an important time to think critically about where you’re going and how to strategically maintain job security.
On this topic, Vicky McKeever reports for CNBC, “It means seeking out positions that are in-demand from employers and re-training accordingly are among some of the potential solutions to gaining an edge in this competitive jobs climate.”
Another element to keep in mind is the adaptability of the work and your associated abilities: 85% of software professionals reported their role can effectively be completed while working remotely and, despite mass global unemployment, this role is still well in-demand.
This infographic from Hansen and Company was created for anyone wanting to know even more about the World’s Most In-Demand Professions in 2020. It explores each profession with relevant statistics and insights into what is the driving demand in the market regardless of current events.
If you’re considering a career move or researching further study, you’ll find this of benefit both in terms of the individual professions and overall recruitment trends. Read on for more details and best wishes on your career journey – keep chasing your goals and be prepared to discover new ones.