The pandemic has changed the outlook of industries. Some industries that were previously booming might find themselves struggling to keep up in the new norm. On the other hand, some industries complemented the new normal very well and find themselves growing rapidly during this period. If you are looking for a mid-career switch, here are 5 industries you can consider to look for a job opportunity.
During lockdowns, many physical shops are forced to close. Therefore, many of us started to leverage online platforms for our purchases. Even for those who are initially not so receptive to online shopping, they have onboard to these platforms and are starting to see the benefits of online shopping.
With social distancing measures here to stay, the growth of this industry will continue to rise. Even if the pandemic ceases, we will already have gotten used to shopping online due to its convenience and ease of use.
Digital Media and Entertainment
Before the pandemic, the importance of “disconnect to connect” was emphasized as many of us were spending too much time online and lacking quality face-to-face social time. However, this pandemic challenged us to find a balance between being online and still having that quality interaction as face-to-face activities are rather impossible now.
With that said, there is a growing demand for digital media and entertainment products such as
- Online Games
- Social Media Activities
- Video Streaming/Conferencing
- Digital Content (E.g. News, Certifications, Fitness)
- Virtual Reality/ Augmented Reality (E.g. Virtual Job Fairs, Concerts, Museum Tour)
Health & Wellness
The pandemic was a wake-up call for us, especially for those who do not usually take care of their health or hygiene. Many of us started to purchase masks, hand sanitizers, and supplements during this period to keep ourselves and our loved ones safe. Not only that, but there is also a surge in online fitness classes due to social distancing. With the increase in health-consciousness and knowledge, this industry will continue to grow in years to come.
Be in online or offline, supermarkets and grocery delivery have always been a constant demand as all of us need to buy daily necessities.
Some of the trends as a result of the pandemic are the following
- Increased penetration of online shopping for groceries as people are now more open to shopping online and to also avoid going out so often
- Change in consumer eating habits to eating more often at home instead hence purchasing more groceries on a daily/weekly basis
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