If you are currently seeking employment, it is important to know what jobs are in-demand.
Hayes Ireland advise that there’s an “overriding sense of optimism for the year ahead which we have seen amongst Irish organisations".
Their report shows that the majority of employers plan to hire staff within this year.
Hayes states “Skills shortages remain a widespread challenge however. A massive 98% of employers say they have experienced skills shortages in the past year, and over three-quarters say they have faced moderate to extreme shortages”.
Bridging the gap in the job market by gaining highly sought-after skills gives you a significant advantage when job hunting.
So what jobs are in-demand?
The National Skills Bulletin 2017 reports “shortages exist for a number of occupations across all sectors of the economy”.
The following areas are mentioned -
Richard Bruton TD, Minister for Education and Skills, states “there has been a strong recovery in job opportunities. Over the five years from 2012 to 2017, an extra 228,000 jobs have been created…
Our aim must be to improve the matching of the skills and needs across the board. We must focus on providing opportunities at all stages in life to all people to improve and expand their skills or change direction in their careers. We must also provide different pathways for people to reach their full potential. Apprenticeships and traineeships can offer exciting opportunities and are a fundamental factor in the success of industry... We have doubled the number of new entrants to apprenticeships in the past 4 years and are now enrolling nearly 4,000 each year.
Providing people with opportunities at all stages of their life to improve their skills or engage in further study makes a real, tangible difference to people’s lives”.
Knowing what job you want is the first step. Gaining the skills necessary is the next.
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