Making A Difference: Most In Demand Jobs During Covid-19
Over the past few months, the world has been thrown into an alternate reality.
For some it feels like they’re on pause. For others it feels like everything has been turned on its head and we’re all trying to find new ways to live our daily lives in the best way we can.
Along with the crisis, we have seen hundreds of thousands of job losses, closures and more.
However, some sectors have seen a massive surge in demand. So, in some cases, it’s not a complete full stop – more that we are needed to redeploy our resources to help us cope in these unusual circumstances.
And whether you’re looking for work in the IT industry or are thinking about moving to a new role, we’re here to help you get the information you need.
So, what roles are we seeing in demand?
It’s no secret that the current economical landscape is very a very changeable and uncertain one at the moment. And this also means that businesses are hesitant to invest.
That’s not to mean that permanent roles aren’t being advertised – because they most certainly are. However, we’re seeing many contract roles coming through us and that in itself can bring many benefits. Not just financially, but as we’re all a little unsettled, it means you don’t have to make any big decisions.
And because there are so many changes being made right now, the need for IT Project Managers as well as contract-based engineers is definitely prolific at the moment.
“Contract roles by their nature are often project-based, and this allows our contractors an introduction to new tech or new deployments which can provide highly valuable experience for them within their IT profession,” says Tracy Quinlan, itContracting’s Associate Director.
So, not just a chance to do something a bit different but to learn too.
And with the current situation, there are so many initiatives being setup to help us make progress in lots of different areas of technology – not just in Ireland – but on a global scale.
So, it really is a chance to seize new opportunities and make a difference.
If you have never done contract work before, read our feature about how to become a contractor.
Pharma based roles
As well as recruiting for IT roles, we look after those looking for jobs within the medtech industry as well. Of course, a lot of money is being invested into pharmaceuticals at the moment – even more so than usual. So, it’s a great place to be or work towards.
And because the field is so varied, there is a wide range of different positions from Senior Project Controllers to Lead Project Engineers, Quality Engineers and more.
The key element is that you have some experience in working with medical devices or within the pharmaceutical industry, particularly from IT or engineering disciplines.
What are companies doing while social distancing is in place?
Having a background in IT is of a great advantage regardless of what’s going on in the outside world. However, it is particularly relevant as so many companies are needing the transform the way they work – and quickly too.
And in addition to the ongoing digital transformation that we’re seeing many businesses embrace, we’re also seeing them finding new ways to work while they’re unable to access their office.
This means working from home – and it’s no different to those who are hiring.
Many companies are setting up their new colleagues at home and interacting over Teams. Some are using the time to do online training and others have got their new starters ‘on hold’ until we see a change to current restrictions.
Either way, there are plenty of options for those looking for a new job.
Looking for a job during Covid-19
At present, each day is changing and that means we’re reacting to what’s going on outside in the world.
However, our recruitment consultants are working as hard as ever to ensure we can help as many people as possible who are currently looking for work.
It’s a difficult time and many job seekers understandably have their own questions and concerns.
The most important thing to remember is that we’re here to help – as we have always been. We can answer your questions, chat to you, help you move forward as well as give advice so that you can progress.
How you can get in touch
Over the phone
Like everyone right now, we’re working from home, but we’re still just as connected with the world. We’re available Monday to Friday 9am-5.30pm, just call: 1890 911 211
Social distancing and isolation can make everyone feel like they’ve lost that connection with the outside world. We want to make sure we’re having a positive impact on everyone we talk to and are more than happy to video call. Perhaps you would like a chance to practice talking on a video call before an interview? Just drop us a line and let us know. Call us on 1890 911 211 to arrange.
Of course, you can get in touch with us via email and send us your CV at:
We also have a Live Chat box on our website – and just in case you’re wondering, it’s our lovely team at the other end of the messages, not a chat bot. So feel free to send us a query on there too. Just click the speech bubble on the bottom right hand side of the screen.