Adapt & Thrive: 5 Jobs in Demand During & After Lockdown
We are just now venturing into a whole new world, as employees begin to come back to work and businesses reopen their doors after a time which can only be described as extraordinary. Those that can are reaping the benefits of being able to adapt.
No one could have predicted how dramatically the working world would change over such a short period of time. Remote working has become the norm for a vast majority of the UK workforce and technology is revolutionising our lives more so now than before. The recruitment industry has not been exempted from such changes with the market in some industries doing a 180; flipping from a candidate-driven market to employer-driven in a matter of weeks.
The world of work has of course been forever changing – at a slower pace – since the beginning of mainstream commerce, however over the last couple of decades there has been a flurry of new roles created that never existed before. Some of these contemporary jobs are going to be more in demand than ever.
When YouTube was launched in 2005, its rise to popularity was very quick, but who would have thought that any Joe or Jane Bloggs could earn millions from setting up a camera and talking to it. Whilst many vloggers make very little return on their YouTube channels, others’ are a very different story, like 8-year old Ryan Kaji who Forbes estimate earned over £20 million.
During lockdown, the mantra ‘work, stream, sleep’ became very much a reality and online audiences for vloggers has soared. Despite many companies pulling ad revenue that was the vloggers’ income, these new follower numbers are continuing to rise and securing these vloggers’ futures.
With the human population constantly wanting to devour content in new and interesting ways the adaptation of the lengthy audio book into bite sized podcasts has been an immense hit over the past decade. These short and to the point streams vary in topic so vastly that there really is something for everyone. Indeed, in 2019 it was recorded that a staggering 750,000 podcasts were actively creating episodes. A medium of content where you can continue doing other work whilst listening is not going to diminish anytime soon.
Online Store Owner
Digital marketplaces are the place to be – as many offline businesses have learnt during lockdown. Online platforms such as, Etsy, Not On The Highstreet and Amazon offer an online marketplace for various sellers without the need to create their own website or have a physical shopfront. As much more people have spent the past couple of months honing their hobbies and crafts, platforms such as these might begin to see an influx of new vendors selling handmade goods.
Data science has become one of the most technologically advanced jobs in the world with the enormous catalogue of state-of-the-art technologies right at our fingertips. Simply put, the role of a Data Scientist is to compile vast amounts of analytical data and make sense of it all. Due to the unpredictability of the current marketplace, finding trends to inform business decisions has never been more crucial.
Getting your brand found online is like trying to get your voice heard at a Slipknot concert. This is where Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) Specialists come in. Experts in code, key words, website design and search engine algorithms, professionals in this arena are fast becoming the stars of the marketing world. Their main aim being to get your brand in front of the right people to make your business money.
Recruitment is not a new profession, but it is also a role that is going to become increasingly important in the times ahead. This is why, at Select, we have been here for you throughout lockdown and will continue to be here for employers and job seekers alike. If you have any queries regarding your team or your job prospects, please do not hesitate to get in touch.
“Caroline and her team took the time to listen to and fully understand our requirements. They demonstrated their understanding by presenting us with a short list of candidates all of whom could have filled the post. Thoroughly recommended for their fantastic service, thank you.”
Select Client – Google Review – Select Appointments St Albans
Second to None
“I have worked with and for ‘Select Appointments’ since Aug 1st 2017. I have nothing but absolute praise for the care and attention I have received whilst working under their ‘umbrella’. The interaction and provision of work, remuneration and holiday entitlement is in my opinion second to none, I would certainly recommend the agency to anyone with full and utmost confidence.”
Select Candidate – Google Review – Select Appointments Norwich
Best agency in Cambridge
“Select Cambridge is an excellent agency specialised in offering jobs in the Hospitality sector. The quantity and quality offered make it the best agency in Cambridge. Personally, I have had the opportunity to work with […] an excellent consultant, attentive to the details and needs of her employees. I highly recommend it for those who are considering joining this sector.”
Select Candidate – Google Review – Select Hospitality Cambridge
They Invest the Time
“I have worked with the Select team on both assisting me recruit as a customer and more recently as a candidate. Having first worked with Select on a couple of recruitment projects with great success she was my first call when I needed assistance with my own career move.
For me the difference with Select is that they invest the time to understand your requirements both as a business customer and as a candidate and match you to the right people or positions. Unlike a lot of Recruitment companies the communication is strong from the Select team with regular updates and you never feel like just another candidate in a drawer. Dedication, passion, professionalism and commitment are the qualities that set them apart from the rest and I cannot rate the Select team more highly.”
Select Client & Candidate – Google Review – Select Appointments Lowestoft
Very Supportive Team
“I worked with the very supportive team from Select. He rang just before every appointment I had with my new employers to offer advice and support. He was also on the end of the phone when I asked for advice about my current position. Needless to say, I was offered the job I was recruited for and had a very good experience with Select.”
Select Candidate – Google Review – Select Hospitality Peterborough
Able to Get Results
“Select have been absolutely amazing from the get go. I haven’t had any problems with finding a job, pay or communication. The team found me a new job within 1 week and another job after the contract ended on that one.
I would heavily recommend this company as not only are the staff so friendly, they are able to get the results that you want from employment. After years of working with other agencies and having many problems, Select come out on top and will be using them in the future. I found an amazing job and was so sad to leave it as I have continued my journey at university.”
Select Candidate – Google Review – Select Appointments Chelmsford
Lovely Agency to Temp With
“Lovely agency to Temp with. Always there for advice and respond quickly to any queries I have had over the last couple of months. I would like to thank the team for the incredible service they have provided me, very professional and they really care about their work.”
Select Candidate – Google Review – Select Appointments Oxford
Cannot Recommend Them Enough
“Select Appointments are an AMAZING agency!
My consultant believed in me and saw my strengths. He gave me back my work confidence then found me my dream job. Nothing is too much trouble. The team are with you every step of the way ensuring that you are well prepared. I cannot recommend Select highly enough.”
Select Candidate – Google Review – Select Appointments Northampton
“Probably the very first agency that provided amazing customer experience to me. Staff are very professional and friendly to the point where they have managed to find something that suits me in the first 30 minutes of walking in for the first time. Paperwork isn’t as burdensome as in other recruitment agencies which is a big plus. I got an impression of genuine care from them due to the fact that they were always in contact with me and whenever I had an enquiry they responded asap.”
Select Candidate – Google Review – Select Appointments Lincoln
Dedication is Abundantly Clear
“I am an IT Engineer specialising in Apple systems. Over the course of 1 year I entertained many recruiters claiming their understanding and ability in finding a position that suited my expertise.
Chris Lo is the 1st (& only) recruiter in my experience that not only dedicated & understood my goals, but also had the technical education to fully understand my abilities and provide appropriate prospects. This lead to my current position with a company & group of people I want to stay with indefinitely.
Chris’s dedication is abundantly clear; extremely communicative and driven nature, exemplifies his passion and character.”
Select Candidate – Google Review – Select Appointments Croydon