As we head into Fall, there are still a lot of questions on everyone’s minds about what comes next, but one thing is certain: for many, finding a new job has gone fully virtual.
Hiring in the US took a slight dip in August, but the good news is that job opportunities on LinkedIn are growing month over month. If you’re on the hunt for a new role, or just looking for the latest work trends, here’s what you need to know this month.
Registered Nurses, Salespeople, and Delivery Drivers are still in high demand
Since the pandemic began, registered nurses, retail jobs, and delivery drivers have been in incredibly high demand as the economy shifts to serve the various social distancing measures in place around the country. Jobs in tech dominate the list of in demand remote jobs, and hiring in the tech industry rose 7.5% last month.
Most In Demand Jobs
Most In Demand Remote Jobs
The #1 skill people wanted to learn this year was how to effectively work from home
This year has been challenging for everyone, and the top LinkedIn Learning courses of 2020 reflected our changing world. Research from Stanford found that 42% of Americans are now working from home full-time. For many people, this meant juggling the responsibilities of home and work life in a whole new way or learning new skills to communicate digitally.
The top 10 courses of the year are:
Time Management: Working from Home by Dave Crenshaw
Strategic Thinking by Dorie Clark
Remote Work Foundations by Mike Gutman
Learning Python by Joe Marini
Developing Your Emotional Intelligence by Gemma Leigh Roberts
Excel 2016 Essential Training by Dennis Taylor
Excel Essential Training (Office 365) by Dennis Taylor
Communicating with Confidence by Jeff Ansell
Cert Prep: Project Management Professional (PMP) by Sandra Mitchell
Project Management Foundations by Bonnie Biafore
Read the full list and learn more on the LinkedIn Learning blog.
Hiring slowly bouncing back as states reopen
On a local level, LinkedIn data shows hiring starting to rebound as states relax social distancing protocols. States like Georgia, Florida, and Nevada which have fully reopened are seeing the largest hiring upticks, albeit with corresponding high rates of coronavirus, while states that have more cautiously reopened like New York, Washington, and California are seeing slower improvement.
However, with more remote job opportunities available, job seekers aren’t necessarily confined to looking for roles in the city that they live in.