I know, I know. Virtually every job is hot these days and I don’t know too many recruiters who aren’t scrambling to find talent. That said, some niches and roles are more in demand than others. Here is a list of hot jobs for 2022 compiled by LinkedIn. Not surprisingly, a good number of these jobs have been elevated due to the global health pandemic.
Vaccine Specialist – this includes elements of pharmaceutical sales, product launch, and medical experience like nursing or pharmacy. Job opportunities are plentiful in big US cities like New York, Boston, and Los Angeles in both public and private-sector settings.
Diversity and Inclusion Manager – DE&I initiatives continue to be a driver of hot jobs in the US. Employers are more interested in diversifying their workforces, with a better understanding of what true diversity involves. Many of these roles are in higher education and nonprofit settings, especially in “college towns.”
Customer Marketing Manager – This is often a liaison between sales and marketing, and is a newly-defined role in many organizations. These people focus on increasing customer satisfaction strategic and analytic skills.
Machine Learning Engineer – Put another way, these are the people who write the algorithms and AI applications for a host of products and services. They often come from software engineering or data science backgrounds, and you’ll find them in every tech-related organization.
Process Development Specialist – You’ll find process development specialists in a wide range of manufacturing environments. Their job is to figure out how to do things more efficiently and effectively. There is a lot of growth in the pharmaceutical, biotech, and research sectors. Many were previously process engineers.
Business Development Representative – these entry-level sales roles are routinely in demand as good sales people move upwards and onwards quickly. They’ll use tools like Salesforce to identify and contact potential customers in a wide variety of industries.
Search Marketing Manager – There are multiple hot jobs in the arena of digital marketing and ecommerce. These professionals will use a combination of paid and organic search techniques to build traffic, make sales, and convert other goals.
Whether your market is hot or cold, there are opportunities to place these types of candidates (and more!). And if you aren’t familiar with it, LinkedIn has a wealth of free resources, data and more in their Insights hub. Check it out!