3 Trends Shaping Jobs In The Future

As we look ahead to the New Year, it's got me thinking - what sort of job market and hiring trends will we be looking at by the time we graduate? I did some research, and here are three things that we learned: #Tech And Digital Talent Will Remain In Top Demand

18 Dec 2019

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As we look ahead to the New Year, it's got me thinking - what sort of job market and hiring trends will we be looking at by the time we graduate? I did some research, and here are three things that we learned:

#Tech And Digital Talent Will Remain In Top Demand
And it's not just data analystics companies who will be looking for help to make sense of all the generated data. As more businesses adopt new technologies such as artificial intelligence, machine learning, augmented and virtual reality, they will need people with hard tech skills like coding programmers, software developers and cyber security specialists to help innovate, build and secure their infrastructure.

For perspective, here are the top ten emerging jobs in 2022 projected by the World Economic Forum:


Photo credit: World Economic Forum 

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#Human Skills Will Still Matter
It's true that with technology innovations such as automation, some jobs are likely to disappear completely. But this also opens up opportunities for new hybrid jobs that require more soft skills like creativity, critical thinking, persuasion, negotiation and complex problem-solving. Talent with a blend of tech, communication, business and management skills, such as user experience designers, project managers, digital marketers and content specialists, will be highly sought after to continually develop new business offerings and boost revenue.

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#We Will Need To Keep On Learning
Think about it, many hot jobs today didn't even exist five years ago (Hello, virtual reality consultant). That just proves how fast the world is changing right before our eyes. New jobs will constantly emerge. To stay relevant, job functions and the people who perform them will need to evolve continuously. And the only way we can do so is to keep learning and upskilling ourselves.

Whichever career path interests you, it's great to know that as a student in SIM GE, we have access to over 80 academic programmes across five disciplines from some of the world's most reputable universities. This already puts us at an advantage to gain the critical skills and knowledge needed for a VUCA future.