With the pandemic clearing up and life in the United Kingdom reverting to the way it once was, it’s time to finally step out of the shell you’ve made for yourself in the past year and slowly readjust to a new routine.
From catching up with friends and family (while following social distancing guidelines, of course) to getting back to the gym, there are all sorts of priorities that you can start working on again. One of the pre-lockdown tasks that you should definitely catch up with, in particular, is your job search.
Many job seekers’ journeys ground to a halt once the uncertainty of the pandemic began to spread among businesses. However, things are picking up again and it’s time to search for a new opportunity. But what if you’ve decided it’s time to switch to a completely new career?
A Silver Lining
Admittedly, the current job hunting scene in the UK is overwhelming because of all the closures and workforce cuts that the pandemic forced upon thousands of businesses. Just as many of us experienced changes in the way we live, our economy has seen new highs and new lows as well. That means that you might need to adjust your expectations accordingly.
In what is considered the most difficult time that the British job-seeking public has experienced in decades, changing your career may not necessarily seem like the most practical idea at first. Once you look at the growth of certain industries as a result of the various developments brought about by the pandemic, however, you’ll quickly realise that a switch to a new line of work could be in your best interest!
The Fastest-Growing Sectors to Watch Out For:
Whether you’re looking to refresh your daily work days or take your skillset to the next level, the opportunity to jump to a new sector and change your career will prove to be a valuable opportunity. Fortunately, a good number of the UK’s fastest-growing job sectors this year are on mass hiring sprees with higher chances of landing a start in a new career path.
If you’re willing to take a leap into an entirely new and unfamiliar environment, here are some exciting and fulfilling job sectors well worth diving into:
Finance (London, Manchester, Liverpool)
With the UK’s economy finally experiencing the upwards trajectory of the u-shaped recovery pattern experts hoped for last year, the country’s finance sector is seeing a rise in terms of demand for talent. From investment banking specialists and treasurers to equity traders and finance specialists, the range of titles that you can apply for in the field of finance are more abundant than ever!
What are the top skills that hiring managers in this industry look out for?: Economics, trading, finance, financial services, investment banking.
E-commerce (Birmingham, Northampton, Manchester, Leicester)
As the clear emerging victor amid the difficulties posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, the British E-commerce industry has seen a stratospheric rise in sales and activity thanks to conditions imposed by lockdowns and related measures. With companies in this industry rallying to new heights and being equipped to take on larger volumes of orders, hiring sprees for positions like drivers, online specialists and supply chain associates are in full swing!
What are the top skills that hiring managers in this industry look out for?: Order fulfilment, retail, order picking, warehouse operations, professional driving.
Healthcare support (Manchester, Oxford)
After the implications of the COVID-19 pandemic shone a light on the importance of adequate healthcare, medical establishments have now taken it upon themselves to minimise the risk of experiencing staff shortages at all costs. This prioritisation, in turn, has led to an increase in demand for professionals like health advisors, medical writers, health care assistants and home health aides!
What are the top skills that hiring managers in this industry look out for?: Homecare, healthcare, wellness coaching, medical writing.
Although taking a leap in your job search efforts during a time like this can seem like a rather daunting step to take, there is no better time to do so than now because of the abundance of opportunities that await. If you’re looking for an opportunity to start anew and take on all sorts of growth-inducing experiences in unfamiliar territories, then it’s best to start watching out for openings in the industries mentioned above!
The UK Careers Fair is the leading provider of recruitment events, job fairs, and career fairs in the United Kingdom. If you’re looking for the next opportunity to further your career path with tremendous openings, keep an eye out for our upcoming events!
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