We live in a pretty amazing world, where no two humans are the same and we all have a unique range of job skills and interests that dictate how we choose to make a living. However, that unfortunately doesn’t always translate to all the gaps being filled in the workforce and at any given time, there are areas and industries that are desperate to bring in new faces. If you’re opening to taking on a new career path, it’s always good to be on the lookout for industries that are struggling with talent gaps. Here are a few job skills that are in hot demand in New Zealand in 2022 and worth giving consideration to if you’re thinking of making a big switch.
You hear endlessly nowadays that the ‘world’s gone digital’ and so it’s appropriate that the country is in need of more bright minds who can help everyone get there. As the business world has changed so thoroughly, and rapidly, in the last decade or so, particularly with the influence of COVID-19, companies tightening up their digital credentials has never been more important. As a result, the opportunities for those with strong computer literacy skills has grown significantly, with a particularly large amount of openings in web development, as companies are constantly looking to improve the look and functions of their websites, apps and all other aspects of their digital presence. If you know your way around WordPress and have a good eye for digital design, you could find yourself a valuable commodity on the job market.
By the same token, if more companies are putting an increased focus in being online, they’re also looking to figure out how to get more people engaging with their online product or services. Digital marketing is an industry that is constantly changing as the tools, language and skills that are required is evolving to keep up with the trends, shifts and advances in the hardware and software being used. As a result, companies are always looking for personnel with a strong understanding of the digital landscape and their finger on the pulse of how to make an impact in amongst the crowded space that is the world wide web.
However, despite all of the talk about how life takes place on internet in the modern day, there’s still (and probably always will be) a significant demand for those with hands-on practically trade skills in Aotearoa. With housing being at the forefront of the national conversation practically non-stop for the past five years, trades careers, particularly construction and plumbing, are currently some of the most bountiful areas for those looking to work at all levels. After all, houses are built with hands, not computer keys, right?
Of course, if you have a work landscape that is in desperate need of talent, you have companies that are in need of talented people to find those other talented people! Finding talented people to work for your company has maybe never been more straightforward than any other time, due to, once again, the convenience of the internet meaning a company can advertise its vacancies to thousands of applicants online. However, this has created the problem of at times having too many viable candidates for companies to attempt to weed through. Having an eye for talent and fit has become a well sought after skill in its own right, particularly in large companies which see high levels of turnover and are constantly finding roles that need filling.