The New Year brings with it a lot of opportunities along with positive growth. Adapting to the new normal of remote and office work, corporates are keeping an optimist outlook and looking to hire more people.

The COVID pandemic emerged as the main inflection point for the Indian job landscape. While the corporates have embraced the new work-from-home culture, the professionals are more focused now on online learning and digital skills.

The optimistic corporates have set up new recruitment plans for 2021 and planning to fill all vacant positions. Many big organizations have also increased their hiring for the roles in IT, cybersecurity, 5G, and virtual reality along with many other departments.

There was an increase in hiring activity by 14 percent on December 20, at 1,972 as compared to November 20, at 1,727, according to Naukri JobSpeak Index. Though the overall hiring showed a decline of 10 percent in December 2020, the trend shows a recovery signal in the current post-COVID job landscape.

According to the CEO of recruitment firm CIEL HR Services, “There is positive sentiment and a clear upward swing in hiring from October-December 2020 quarter. In fact, on an overall basis, the hiring in January-March 2021 quarter will be the same as this quarter last year”.

Firms, be it health-tech, fin-tech or ed-tech will begin their hiring activities in full swing, thanks to the digital push as a result of the pandemic.

According to TeamLease Employment Outlook Report, ‘January-March 2021, the hiring for entry, mid and senior positions has risen by 2%, 4%, and 2 %, respectively. An increase in the hiring for junior level positions by 7 percent indicates demand for talent with 2-5 years of work experience’.

Not just the technology sector, there has been a 45% increase in the insurance sector in December 2020 and other sectors have shown positive growth. There was 33% growth in the Auto & Ancillary sector with increased consumer demand during the year-end period. Other key sectors such as BFSI (18%), FMCG (21%), Pharma/Biotech (28%), and IT-software (11%) showed slow yet steady growth.

For thousands of people who have lost their jobs during this global pandemic, this is great news. However, the post-COVID workplace can be a bit challenging. It is essential for job-seekers to analyze the market conditions, demand, and upskill themselves to find a suitable job opportunity.

If you are one of those who are looking to begin a career in the current job market, here are few essential skills you must upgrade yourself with:

Digital Marketing Skills

As the world has completely gone digital, targeted marketing strategies, backed by effected data analysis are paramount. Organizations are looking to hire talent who knows digital marketing skills to manage online sales promotions and campaigns. Digital marketing knowledge includes skills like digital business analysis, SEO, and content marketing, among others.

Data Analysis

To gain a better perspective of the business market, data analysis is a useful skill that can help you to find a better career path. The predictive analysis helps to build an effective product development strategy and key decisions in business operations. Hence, Data Analyst is another key skill whose demand has increased in recent times.

Business Skill Training

In this constant-changing world, being the master of one skill will not help you succeed. Critical thinking, problem-solving ability, and a dynamic approach to the crisis are key elements for organizations. So, whether you are an entrepreneur or a wantrepreneur, taking a professional business skilling course can help you significantly in achieving your business goals.

The good news is that the intent of hiring is regaining its growth and many corporate firms are showing a healthy sign of recovery as they are planning to hire more people in the first quarter of the year 2021.

But the current job market is changed completely. Hence, upgrading yourself is the only key to find your dream job in the post-COVID workplace.

With our courses, you can learn the latest business skills from the industry experts, right from the comfort of your home. Not only they will demonstrate emerging business skills, they will also share success stories.

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