According to data compiled by LinkedIn, the coronavirus pandemic has had a profound impact on the global jobs market, with the economic crisis forcing businesses to cut jobs and slow hiring in most areas.
The United Nations’ International Labour Organization says in a new report that the estimated number of working hours lost in the second quarter of 2020 is expected to be the equivalent of 400 million full-time jobs.
Translated, those statistics mean 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.
LinkedIn's report ranked the most in-demand roles in the global economy by analyzing job postings data on its platform.
Their researchers said these roles have the highest number of openings. They had also seen steady growth over the past four years, with no significant drops in hiring during that period.
Also notable, these positions paid a salary in line with or above the living wage.
LinkedIn's top 10 most in-demand roles globally
- Software Developer
- Sales Representative
- Project Manager
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