Greater need for agility and resilience in the evolving business landscape during Covid-19 are reshaping the supply and demand in corporate hiring across the UAE and region.
A LinkedIn study, the world’s largest professional network, has listed the top five applied-for jobs in UAE during these challenging times.
While the economic impact of coronavirus is being felt across various industries in the UAE, these roles have seen the highest percentage increase in job applications between March and April 2020. To help people looking for a job, LinkedIn has also analysed the skills needed for each of these roles and the top industries recruiting for them.
UAE top five roles, skills and industries:
1. Contact Centre Agent
Skills needed: Customer satisfaction, teamwork, customer experience
Industries recruiting: Software & IT services, Retail, Finance.
2. Compliance Manager
Skills needed: Anti-money laundering, KYC, regulatory compliance
Industries recruiting: Transportation & Logistics, Finance, Consumer Goods.
3. Partnerships Manager
Skills needed: Business development, strategic partnerships, team management
Industries recruiting: Public Administration, Software & IT services, Healthcare.
4. Customer Service Executive
Skills needed: Customer satisfaction, team management, customer relationship management (CRM)
Industries recruiting: Transportation & Logistics, Software & IT services, Consumer Goods
5. Head of Operations
Skills needed: Operations management, team management, project planning
Industries recruiting: Finance, Consumer Goods, Software & IT Services
Arda Atalay, Head of MENA Private Sector at LinkedIn Talent Solutions, said:
“Over the last two months, there has been an increase in demand from applicants for roles in industries such as Software and IT Services, Transportation and Logistics, as well as consumer goods.
As a result of the pandemic and changing consumer needs, new opportunities are emerging for job seekers in these industries. With several people continuing to see their employment circumstances change, it’s likely that we’ll see more people applying for these roles. This means standing out has never been more important.
How to stand out as an applicant
Simple steps our members can take, such as updating their CVs and LinkedIn profiles, practicing interview techniques, and gaining new skills will be key to ensuring an edge over other candidates.”
(methodology: LinkedIn analysed data during March and April 2020 to determine roles with the fastest growth in applications. A threshold of “100 applications per day” was implemented to ensure sufficient volume. Staffing agencies were not included in “industries recruiting”)