5 Jobs that will trend after COVID-19

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As the novel coronavirus continues to wreak havoc around the world. One thing is for certain, it will come to an end.

When that happens, lockdowns will be lifted. People will go back to their lives, but it won’t be business as usual.

Many jobs will be lost as companies fight for survival. Some companies will shut down completely. However, as with every other crisis, new opportunities will emerge. Those who are prepared to grab them will be like Kings.

Here is a list of 10 jobs that will trend after COVID-19:

1. Data Analyst

Data Analyst

South Africa already has a shortage of Data Analysts. After the end of the COVID-19 pandemic, the demand for Data Analysts will surge. This will be caused by businesses wanting to make sense of all the Data they have gathered about their business during the lockdown. 

What does a Data Analyst do?

A Data Analyst interpretes complex numerical data into plain business language that decision makers can easily understand. The type of Data they handle varies depending on industry and department in a company. Almost every other business collects data, this can be market research, website traffic, application usage or sales figures.

After COVID-19 businesses will need to understand all the data they have in order to make decisions on how to move forward.

2. Digital Marketing Manager

Digital Marketing Manager

The world has gone completely digital. The Internet can not be ignored anymore. Those who ignore the impact of the internet will surely be out performed by their competitors. Internet marketing has overtime proven to be way more scientific than traditional media advertising. Some businesses were not taking this form of marketing seriously, but after the lockdown into order to keep up with the trends, almost every other business will need to have a department dedicated to internet marketing.

What does a Digital Marketing Manager do?

A digital marketing manager is the main coordinator between different digital marketing specialists.

Digital Marketing cuts across many platforms and sections. Rarely can one person be a specialist in all the platforms and sections.

Some specialise on Social Media, others on Search Engine Optimisation, others on Search Engine Marketing and others on Web-development.

Each section has further roles which may arise depending on the size of the company. Forestance, Search Engine Optimisation will need someone who does copywriting and another who does link building.

Hence, the need for a Digital Marketing Manager. This is someone who has to understand all the various platforms and sections.

3. Software Engineer

Software Engineer
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As companies continue to digitize, the need to build and manage software products can not be understated.

The businesses that were not implementing any software servicing of clients, will have to rethink their positions.

The lockdown has taught us that the best business model is the one that allows distance servicing. 

What does a software engineer do?

A software engineer builds and manages the software infrastructure of a business. 

4. IT Manager

IT Manager

Since the work from home buzz will not end with the Pandemic. Most people will continue working from home. For maximum productivity companies will need to manage their IT infrastructure with diligence. 

What does an IT Manager do?

An IT Manager is incharge of implementing and maintaining a company’s technological infrastructure.

5. Social Media Specialist

Social Media Specialist

There is no better place to find people than on Social Media. In crisis times like this whereby you can’t meet in person. The best place to meet them will be on Social Media. COVID-19 will force businesses to maintain a strong social media presence.

What does a Social Media Specialist do?

A Social Media Specialist implements and manages the company’s Social Media marketing strategy and advertising campaigns.