Looking for a job is usually harder than doing the job itself, particularly in Pakistan which lacks ample work opportunities for fresh graduates. With a limited number of options to choose from, it becomes a headache to choose a career line.
Knowing which industries are offering more jobs and which ones are in great demand helps in choosing the right career. It even helps in choosing the program of study if you haven’t already started.
LinkedIn, as you all may know, is a social networking platform for professionals. It has carried out a study to find out the jobs that are in most demand. Data was collected by LinkedIn from 4000 recruiters around the world to know what jobs are currently available (and how many). The number of job vacancies was collected from open listings on the social network as of March 2017.
Lets take a look at 15 of the most popular job designations available on Linkedin currently. Knowing which types of jobs are on demand can help you choose your career easily in a highly competitive jobs marketplace.
Note: The list mentions job opportunities for global companies mostly. However, these postings still give us a generally authentic picture regarding where the opportunities lie in wait.
With around 130,000 job openings for Consulting Managers, Consulting Analytics Associate, Director of Consulting etc., consulting jobs are in high demand and the study has listed this profession at number 15. Major companies hiring these professionals are Dow Jones, Moody’s Analytics, and IBM etc.
Large-scale organisations such as Christie’s, Comcast, and NBC Universal Media LLC are looking to recruit support professionals particularly under Client Support Specialist, Desktop Support, and Support Specialist categories. As per the study, there are more than 1 million job openings in support sector.
13. Quality Assurance
With more than 80,000 jobs listings for QA experts including Quality Assurance Engineer, Quality Assurance Manager, and Quality Assurance Director, Quality Assurance lies at number 13. The most important companies hiring these specialists are Adecco, JPMorgan Chase and Co., and Pret A Manger.
12. Human Resource
US Court of Appeals, Getty Images, Dylan’s Candy Bar are among the companies who’re most active in hiring Human Resource professionals. With more than 100,000 job openings, Human Resources Managers, Human Resources Intern, and Human Resources Specialists are in demand.
Volkswagen America, Fannie Mae and Cantor Fitzgerald are looking for Senior Accountants, Accounting Associates and Accounting Managers, with the total number of open listings exceeding 160,000.
10. Product Management
The most advertised positions for product management include Product Management Specialist, Director of Product Management, and Product Manager at leading companies like HBO, Weebly, and Prudential Financial.
The recruiters are trying to fill in the role of Financial Analysts particularly at Blackstone Group, ADP, and Pfizer. There are more than 170,000 jobs for finance professionals.
Administrative Coordinator, Administrative Assistant, and Administrative Receptionist roles are there to be grabbed on LinkedIn for companies like AIG, Macy’s, Tiffany and Co., etc. More than 250,000 jobs are open as per the study.
7. Program and Project Management
There are more than 4,000 jobs for Program Managers on LinkedIn. Companies like Adobe, Johnson and Johnson, and The Estee Lauder Companies Inc., are looking for people to fill in the roles of Technical Program Manager, Digital Program Project Manager, Senior Project Manager etc.
The Wall Street Journal, WebMD, and BBC Worldwide are the companies which have hired the most number of Marketing experts and there are more than 390,000 jobs for the same on LinkedIn. Roles such as Marketing Manager, Marketing Intern, and Digital Marketing Associate are in most demand.
5. Business Development
Business Developers are highly desirable in the job market as there are more than 100,000 jobs listed on LinkedIn. Companies like American Express Global Business Travel, Axiom and Broadstreet are looking for Business Development Coordinator, Business Development Executive, and Business Development Manager roles.
The National September 11 Memorial and Museum, Lucas Group and Bloomberg LP are recruiting Information Technology Systems Administrator, IT manager, and Director of Information Technology. With more than 70,000 openings, IT is the fourth most popular industry in terms of job opportunities.
More than 300,000 job openings found on LinkedIn makes Engineering an enticing field. Most of the companies including Whitepages, Philips, and Nestlé Purina North America are looking for engineering experts under the category of VP of Engineering, Engineering Project Manager and Software Engineer Intern.
Operations is another highly alluring career choice because of the demand for Operations professionals at major companies like Chanel, The Atlantic Group and Time Inc. The study revealed that there are around 700,000 positions to be filled in.
Sales Executive, Sales Assistant, and Director of Sales are the most tempting roles that need new recruits, according to LinkedIn. Sales professionals are in demand at the London Stock Exchange Group, Macmillan Learning and Scholastic. Currently, the recruiters have posted around 1 million jobs on LinkedIn for sales experts.
With all this information, you can now choose a career based on the demands of the market. If you have already chosen your path, let us know what you think about the current job market.