Embracing Digital Opportunities In The Midst Of The COVID-19 Pandemic

Embracing digital opportunities in the midst of the pandemic has been one of the positive steps to create online opportunities for the future.

Rise On The Online Job Career

For example, there has been a rise in the online jobs career in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. This is in contrast to the weakened job market statistic for our informal and daily wage earners.1 Even after this health crisis, it will take time to restart the labor market.

Airbnb’s Future Is Uncertain

Let us also take a closer look at Airbnb. This company offering peer-to-peer services, for example, specialized in housing accommodations. According to its CEO Brian Chesky, “Airbnb’s business has been hit hard. Nearly 1,900 teammates will have to leave the company, comprising around 25% of its workforce.”2

A Glance At A Popular Global Freelance Platform

Upwork, for example, has a daily average of almost 300 job posts. Filtering the search box for the keyword COVID-19, for today, would result in 1,007 COVID-19 related jobs. These jobs range from webinar hosts for weekly COVID-19 business topics, social media experts to engage with customers during this health crisis, content writing, video production, and Youtube video, website development, CRM campaign marketers, programmers, to name a few. Employment opportunities through online platforms are still on the rise.

A Closer Look At The State of Freelancing Today

Payoneer’s latest survey on the “State of Freelancing During COVID – 19” was released last May 4, 2020. According to the report summary, the survey shows that while demand for freelancers appears to have slowed in the short-term, many are optimistic about the future and believe that it’s just a matter of time until businesses get back on their feet and return to outsourcing. As more businesses around the world adapt to working online, it’s clear that remote work may be here to stay. Download after registration the full report here.

So, what are the most in-demand jobs during this health crisis? Let us take a step towards embracing digital opportunities. Here are the top 3:

In- Demand Online Job Career 1: Web and Mobile Developers

Mobile app developer primary duty is to create, maintain and implement the source code to develop mobile apps and programs that meet the needs and requirements of the clients using the computer programming languages.

Start your career through the free online courses from 10,000 mobile and web development training from Udemy and Google Developer Training on Android Development and Web Development, among others.

In- Demand Online Job Career 2: Copywriting

According to an Oxford dictionary, copywriting is the activity or occupation of writing the text of advertisements or publicity material. Also, According to DigitalMarketer, Copywriting is the content you see written in the caption of a Facebook ad. It’s the headline of a Google ad or the description of a YouTube video. It’s the text on a website, from the landing page to the product page.

Know more about copywriting here.

According to the President and CEO of Upwork, Hayden Brown, a lot of work around digital skills like that of web and mobile developers and copywriting will continue to rise.

In-demand Online Job Career 3: Online Teaching

According to Stanford University’s Teaching common, online teaching typically refers to courses that are delivered completely online, meaning there are no physical or on-campus class sessions. 

With education in schools and universities is also facing unprecedented challenges, the need for online teachers has been on the rise too.

The technical needs, for example, are fast a computer, a headset and a wired Digital Subscriber Line (DSL) with an Internet speed of at least three megabits (Mbps).

So, are you ready to kick start your career in online teaching? Visit sites like that of 51Talk.

Next Step?

Consider future-proofing your career, for example, by acquiring new skills, taking online courses, and start exploring the world of online jobs. It is time to embrace digital opportunities!

Do you think there are other in-demand online job careers aside from the ones in the health crisis? Please share your thoughts below.

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References:

1. Pandemic Expected To Weaken Job Market
2. A Message From Co-Founder And CEO Brian Chesky

Embracing Digital Opportunities In The Midst Of The COVID-19 Pandemic

4 thoughts on “Embracing Digital Opportunities In The Midst Of The COVID-19 Pandemic

  1. I find the article interesting, informative and timely of the current health crisis the world faces. Going online, working from home, online transactions are most preferred nowadays.

    1. Thank you so much ms. Marian. I could not agree more to your insight. Indeed, working from home and venturing into an online career, is indeed timely during this health crisis. Best regards.

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