When the Covid-19 pandemic first broke out, many of us thought it would come and go in a matter of months. But months in and the pandemic is not under control in some parts of the world.
We’ve been forced to make lifestyle and economic changes during this period, giving rise to the new norm. But apart of these, the global economy has taken a hit and changing the way businesses operate.
The bleak reality is that COVID-19 has been an overall negative for job seekers’ prospects. Regardless of contrary anecdotes, the data is clear; it showed that the number of open vacancies to job seekers has fallen from 84 to 100 at the end of last year to 71 to 100 at end-May, according to the Ministry of Manpower (MOM). But as Manpower Minister Josephine Teo also said:
“I urge job seekers to keep an open mind – stay open to pathways that you would not have considered previously. Give the employers a chance and give yourself a chance.”
With that in mind, let us look at four jobs that could be best positioned for the post-COVID economy, and why.