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Hiring trends 2018: A thorough analysis of the future job market

Krishnendu Chatterjee

The year 2017 was a mixed bag of opportunities for job seekers. Factors such as GST and demonetization had their impacts on the job market, putting a break on the corporate hiring process. The sectors that were majorly affected in 2017 were FMCG, Automobile, Real Estate, Retail and Healthcare. 

The IT industry also felt the heat due to the Visa restrictions in USA. Automation was another factor for the slowdown in hiring process in the IT industry.

Now, that’s a thing of past and we are now in 2018. Let’s see how the job market is expected to behave this New Year:

IT and E-Commerce Industry – Job roles that will be in demand

However, all these roles need fresh training as per the changing market trends. So, be flexible and adaptive to the frequent industry changes.

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Skill set that will be in demand in IT & E-Commerce Industry

Healthcare Industry – Job roles that will be in demand in 2018

There will be a moderate growth in the healthcare industry 2018. No big change is expected to hit this industry in coming times.

FMCG and Banking Industry – Job prospects in 2018

The overall viewpoint

If we combine all the sectors in terms of demand, here is what it looks like:

As compared to 2017, 2018 will be the year of ample job opportunities. Importantly, you should be aware of the fact that you need to keep updating your key skills as per the rapid industry changes to match the pace of the market challenges.

That’s all you could expect in terms of job opportunities in 2018. In case, you have any doubts in regard to your career or skills, please feel free to write down your views in the comment box below. You can also share this article in your circle to let your friends know about the job opportunities in 2018.

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