The world economy is always shifting and demands for different skills are part of this. With every economic boom or decline, the jobs we know evolve as well and there is always a lot to learn about niche industries and emerging markets. Moreover, in the job market lead time does play a huge part in how you achieve goals. In fact, many people that are looking to have a stint working abroad or are immigrating permanently for better opportunities will actually spend years planning every step in order to land a job easily and with minimal red tape. After all, the golden ticket dream for many people is to be headhunted internationally and be paid to move thus successfully securing a fantastic position for both living and working overseas.
In 2020, there have been many questions about what the future of the market looks like though. Mass lockdowns and border closures have affected people’s lives dramatically and few industries are completely immune to the ongoing global pandemic. With this in mind though, global industries and mobility will resume and it’s very likely that there will be increased opportunities as the world works to rebuild. Even in the current moment, there is extraordinary demand for software workers (whose job can be done remotely) and sub-industries such as eCommerce are always looking for experienced people.
So where to from here? Well, now is an excellent time to plan and be thinking about the future — even if you love your job! Learning more about global recruitment trends can help you with your career planning in the short-term and long-term. To help you with this, expert immigration lawyers Hansen & Company shared this infographic, ‘What are the World’s Most In-Demand Professions in 2020?’. In the graphic below, they analyse and explain the skills and market trends that are driving what professions are in demand where. If you’re planning a career shift or even if you work as a recruiter, these are important facts to know and consider as you plan for the future.