LinkedIn: Professionals will need to proactively pick-up new skills required for new emerging roles

Employment-oriented online platform, LinkedIn has highlighted key trends in the employment sector across South East Asia (SEA).

The Head of Asia, Talent and Learning Solutions, Frank Koo said that the list of jobs on the rise demonstrates that there are still opportunities for job seekers with a range of skills and experience.

The data provided by LinkedIn showed that one in three of digital service consumers in SEA were new to the service and 94 percent of these new digital users are likely to stick with the service in the future.

“LinkedIn expects that the demand for workers with tech skills will remain such as specialised engineers, cyber security talent, and data analysts,” Koo said.

The second trend is the rise of demand for digital marketers and content creators. Brands have found new ways to connect with consumers leading to such a rise.

LinkedIn pointed to a 48 percent increase in companies posting on the platform in June 2020, compared to a year earlier leading to growth in demand for digital marketers and those who can produce entertaining content across a range of channels.

Thirdly, the e-commerce boom in 2020 lead to a surge in e-commerce, online media, and food delivery services. The roles created by the boom do not require traditional educational degrees, or advanced technological skills.

Lastly, the highlighted trend is traditional roles have also evolved because of Covid-19. Jobs that were traditionally conducted in-person transitioned into being conducted virtually in 2020, for instance digital lending, education and HealthTech services.

“Those in these sectors need to have mastered the basics of technology, from communication tools, to social media platforms and basic office software,” Koo concluded.

LinkedIn emphasised professionals will need to proactively pick-up new skills required for new emerging roles.

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