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Resilience is key in a situation like the one we are currently living in. We need to survive and be creative. The global economy is currently struggling to stay afloat amid COVID-19, with many companies losing profit, leaving many workers unemployed. But what are the most resilient skills you require to survive?

Artur is a self-taught software engineer who is working for a startup in San Francisco. After spending 3 years in investment banking, I discovered a passion for tech and coding which led me to leave my high paying job and set out on a journey into tech. During that process Artur ended up meeting so many people who were college dropouts, poker players, veterans, consultants, investment bankers, athletes, musicians and actors who all ended up with great jobs in tech.

That experience led him to start the Breaking Into Startups Podcast where we feature inspiring stories of people who broke into tech from non-traditional backgrounds. Our goal is to demystify the various roles available in startups and help people take action toward the different careers in tech.

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According to the BLS, the number of people claiming unemployment has risen by 33% when compared to before COVID-19. However, as many companies across all industries are letting go of employees, others are hiring.

Here we will show you some of the most in-demand jobs during the global novel coronavirus outbreak and which resilient skills are required.

Psychologists

LinkedIn recently published a report highlighting in-demand jobs during the outbreak.

The LinkedIn report is based on the number of profiles hired by companies in various industries. The report listed psychologists as experts in need amid trying times.

Logically, people are going through stress due to fear and uncertainty caused by lockdown measures. Many of them are unable to attend sessions in person with a psychiatrist during the lockdown, but patients can still book virtual appointments via telemedicine platforms.

The most resilient skills during COVID-19

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Psychologists

LinkedIn recently published a report highlighting in-demand jobs during the outbreak. The report is based on the number of profiles hired by companies in various industries which also indicates the fact of resilient skills required on the market.

The report listed psychologists as experts in need amid trying times. Logically, people are going through stress due to fear and uncertainty caused by lockdown measures. Many of them are unable to attend sessions in person with a psychiatrist during the lockdown, but patients can still book virtual appointments via telemedicine platforms.

Delivery Drivers

The LinkedIn report listed delivery drivers as an in-demand job. Proper social distancing means someone has to bring food, supplies, and medicine to you. That is why delivery companies have been seeing a significant increase in their finances.

However, some people do not prefer having groceries and medicine delivered because of the risk of exposure. According to a Reuters report, some companies are not proving their employees with medical insurance, sanitizers, or gloves.

Accounting

Accounting is another field that does not stop because of coronavirus. Companies still need financial services despite the lockdown. This is where accountants come along.

However, working online is not the traditional way accountants work. According to Accounting Today, most finance professionals now work from home and remote work could be the norm for them after the pandemic is over.

Software developers

According to statistics by Telca, more software developers are working from home today and the number is projected to grow 24 percent by 2026.

Software development is one of the jobs still afloat amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Many workers are now attempting to gain programming skills to transition to become software developers as companies continue to hire. Some schools, such as Kenzie Academy and Flatiron School, currently teach programming skills.

Pharmacists

The number of pharmacists hired during the coronavirus outbreak is huge. The high demand for drugstore professionals has led many companies to hire legions of pharmacists. According to this Bloomberg news release, CVS plans to hire more than 50,000 new pharmacists. This gives you an idea of how important this profession has become and which resilient skills could be helping you to find a job.

 

Consumer Tech Support changed during COVID-19

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Resilient Skills in Tech support

Traditional customer service companies have been closing down due to coronavirus, but this does not mean this industry will stop working. Customers will still need support during the lockdown and it is something employees can address from home as there are remote tech tools that can replace switchboards and telephones. An example of how this industry is staying afloat is that Support.com is currently hiring an unlimited amount of employees, this indicates the potential for people with a resilient skillset like patient and communication.

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