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Arda Atalay - Head of MENA Private Sector at LinkedIn Talent Solutions

LinkedIn reveals top 5 most applied for jobs in the UAE during Covid-19

DUBAI, May 21, 2020

Greater need for agility and resilience in the evolving business landscape during Covid-19 are reshaping the supply and demand in corporate hiring across the UAE and region. 
To address such needs, the top five applied-for jobs in the UAE entail: contact centre agents, compliance managers, partnerships managers, customer service executives, and head of operations, according to professional network LinkedIn.
While the economic impact of Covid-19 is being felt across various industries in the UAE, these roles have seen the highest percentage increase in job applications between March and April. 
To help people looking for a job, LinkedIn has also analysed the skills needed for each of these roles and the top industries recruiting for them.
UAE top 5 roles, skills and industries:
1. Contact Centre Agent
Skills needed: Customer satisfaction, teamwork, customer experience
Industries recruiting: Software & IT services, Retail, Finance
2. Compliance Manager
Skills needed: Anti-money laundering, KYC, regulatory compliance
Industries recruiting: Transportation & Logistics, Finance, Consumer Goods
3. Partnerships Manager
Skills needed: Business development, strategic partnerships, team management
Industries recruiting: Public Administration, Software & IT services, Healthcare
4. Customer Service Executive
Skills needed: Customer satisfaction, team management, customer relationship management (CRM)
Industries recruiting: Transportation & Logistics, Software & IT services, Consumer Goods
5. Head of Operations
Skills needed: Operations management, team management, project planning
Industries recruiting: Finance, Consumer Goods, Software & IT Services
Arda Atalay, Head of Mena Private Sector at LinkedIn Talent Solutions, said: “Over the last two months, there has been an increase in demand from applicants for roles in industries such as Software and IT Services, Transportation & Logistics, as well as Consumer Goods. As a result of the pandemic and changing consumer needs, new opportunities are emerging for job seekers in these industries. With several people continuing to see their employment circumstances change, it’s likely that we’ll see more people applying for these roles. This means standing out has never been more important. Simple steps our members can take, such as updating their CVs and LinkedIn profiles, practicing interview techniques, and gaining new skills will be key to ensuring an edge over other candidates.”
At the best of times, interviews can make even the most prepared job seekers feel anxious. Now, with most of them taking place virtually, LinkedIn’s interview preparation tools can help people prepare for the most likely questions to be asked in the screening process, with access to top tips from experts on how to answer the most common interview questions.
Furthermore, the platform’s new AI-powered feedback feature enables LinkedIn members to privately record a practice interview, following which they receive instant feedback to help refine their pacing, cut down on filler words, and avoid sensitive phrases.
LinkedIn’s Skills Assessment is another tool that enables members to take tests on selected skills to showcase their proficiencies. This feature allows candidates the opportunity to have their skills validated and become more visible on LinkedIn to recruiters and companies.  - TradeArabia News Service


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