It's no secret that the COVID-19 pandemic has taken its toll on the United States' job market. Despite the unemployment rate trending down from record highs last April, if you're still searching for in-demand jobs as a result of the pandemic, the prospects may seem daunting.
The good news is with every January comes new job opportunities as companies get a new budget to work with and begin to fill open positions on their teams. This year, it may look different as companies deal with the aftermath of underperforming in 2020 and navigating this next phase of the pandemic.
With that said, companies are still hiring this year, and if you’re looking for a job, there are a few key ways to land your next role in an in-demand job market.
Remember: recruiters only know what you present to them. As you enter the job market in 2021, be sure your resume is up to date and conveys essential information about you background and experiences. Include measurable details about your previous work experience and use action-oriented language.
Despite a challenging fiscal year for many industries in 2020, some still came out on top. One major characteristic that accounts for this growth is the ability to do a job remotely. The tech industry is a majorArtificial Intelligence, Cyber Security and IT Automation are among the most in-demand jobs in 2021. Although some tech companies saw layoffs in 2020, we're seeing increased demand for engineers, developers, analysts, and more as we progress into the new year.
Whether you’re looking for a remote job or hoping to land in an office, it’s crucial to ensure you’re looking in the right places. With the help of career sites like LinkedIn, Indeed, you can put yourself out there for potential employers to see what you bring to the table.
If you’ve been laid off in the tech industry, in particular, there are many resources available to help you find your next role.
One of the most valuable resources you have is the people around you. You never know who could be the one to connect you with your next role. That’s why human connection is an essential component of what we do at Advantis Global. There's no algorithm more potent than one-on-one conversation with a recruiter, co-worker, mentor, or friend.
Even amid a pandemic, you can capitalize on making connections. Email, social media, and video calls are just a few ways to keep in contact with people even when you can’t physically shake their hands.
Be sure to take advantage of this human element of the job search and expand your network.
At Advantis Global, we’re currently staffing talent specializing in app development, technical product management, UI/UX design and development, and more. We’re here to help connect qualified applicants with the employer and role best suited for them.
The future is bright in 2021. Connect with us at Advantis Global and browse our open opportunities.