To talk about future of jobs in the IT sector, TimesJobs had invited Satyanarayanan Visvanathan, Sr.VP-Head HR and Head of Corporate Quality,
‘The job market is going to witness sea change post COVID-19 pandemic. Despite, some slow hiring phases, there will be plethora of opportunities for professionals in the coming times. People need to be agile in terms of mindset to position themselves for emerging scenarios. Upskilling and re-skilling will be the key to survive in these uncertain times’-
Satyanarayanan Visvanathan, Sr.VP-Head HR and Head of Corporate Quality, CSS Corp.
Sectors to watch out
With the changing market conditions IT professionals will witness sea level change in their job roles. The future will demand for thrust on ‘Self-reliance’ in core sectors such as IT, Manufacturing, Infrastructure, Healthcare, etc. Individuals working in IT domains will have plethora of opportunities in various departments. From owing an expertise in Java, Web, and Mobile to analytics and social media these professional would drive the market in the coming times.
Skills to hone
Post COVID-19 lockdown, although the nature of skills will not change much. But soft skills such as adaptability and communication will play a major role in the coming time. Certainly, communication skills will gain more importance as companies plan to switch to virtual mode of working. Whereas, skills such as creativity, critical thinking and decision making will be most-in-demand by the organisation.
Freshers will be most-in demand
The intake of freshers would increase among the MNCs in future, but companies might delay getting them onboard. While, the demand of such professionals will surge it will be vital for them to brace themselves with skills such as communication, creativity, innovation and critical thinking.