While many factors have impacted the workforce in recent years, there’s one key aspect that will continue to drive change in the job market: Career paths are no longer linear. The world of work is ripe with new opportunities that may never have piqued your interest before. It’s an excellent time to consider exploring a new sector. And, to help get you started, we’ve compiled a short list of what sectors are hot right now!
Digital Marketing and eCommerce
Regardless of job market fluctuations, the demand for digital marketing and eCommerce skills will remain consistent. Almost all businesses will continue investing in digital marketing – to some extent – especially eCommerce businesses. In fact, Digital Commerce 360, found that US eCommerce grew 14.2% in 2021 alone. Businesses have realized a permanent need to satisfy the shift we’ve seen in consumer behavior by maintaining reliable online platforms. We anticipate further growth in 2022 and beyond as business leaders continue to prioritize their digital marketing and eCommerce initiatives.
Job opportunities in the digital marketing and eCommerce fields will continue to be remote, onsite, and hybrid in 2022 and beyond. If you’re interested in exploring this career path, take a peek at our job board and review our current digital marketing and eCommerce openings!
Logistics and Transportation
It’s no secret that our economy has experienced numerous challenges within the supply chain sector over the past several years. However, challenges are just opportunities in disguise! While there is yet to be a viable long-term solution, the supply chain industry is ripe with newly created roles and exciting career growth opportunities. Jobs that require moving materials and goods are in high demand and will be in the foreseeable future. In fact, Fast Company says “demand for logistics specialists [have] shot up nearly 120% year over year.”
Now is an excellent time to spearhead a career in supply chain, logistics, or transportation. To break into this industry, visit our job board and review our current supply chain openings!
Tech and Information Technology (IT)
While businesses have been undergoing a digital transformation for many years, the events of 2020 marked the beginning of a significant shift from onsite to remote operations. IT professionals are needed to implement and maintain secure operating systems. This will continue into 2022 and beyond. In fact, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) predicts the IT field is “projected to grow 13 percent from 2020 to 2030, faster than the average for all occupations.”
As with the sectors mentioned above, tech and IT spans multiple industries so the possibilities for growth are endless. If you’re ready for a new role in tech or IT, visit our job board and explore our current information technology openings!
Transitioning to a New Industry
You’ve probably already conducted a job search within your current sector. However, it’s important to acknowledge that exploring a career opportunity in a new industry requires a different mindset. Here are a few additional resources you can leverage to ensure your search is successful:
- The 4 Transferable Skills You Need to Succeed
- How To Use Reverse Goal Setting To Move Forward in Your Career
- 2 Easy Ways to Access the Hidden Job Market
Most importantly, consider partnering with a third-party recruiter who takes a genuine interest in your unique skill set and experience. The best recruiting professionals are career coaches who are genuinely focused on helping you achieve long-term career success!