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Adapt & thrive: 5 jobs in demand during & after lockdown

  • Publish Date: Posted almost 4 years ago

​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 Scientist

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.

SEO Specialist

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.

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