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10 Digital Roles You Will Need to Recruit for – sooner than you would think
1. Cybersecurity Lawyer
Cyberattacks occur more than a million times a day. Recently, global giants such as Yahoo, JP Morgan, and Ebay have seen data breaches, showing that the threat to data is at an all-time high. Both hackers and employees put company data at risk – either through good or bad intentions. Soon cybersecurity lawyers will be as essential as data-protection is a must.
2. Data Privacy or Protection Consultant
Data is precious and needs to be stored with utmost care – so it should not be a surprise when company’s call in specialists for this task. Thanks to GDPR, the role of data/privacy consultant already exists, working on a wide range of business activities, practices and standards to meet regulatory requirements and ensure compliance.
3. Data analytics professionals
Data is not useful when it has not been analysed, meaning data analytics professionals will play a crucial role in interpreting and explaining the data. Data analysts will be one of the core positions across the global economy.
4. Software developers
Software developers will continue to be in high-demand for the next decade – and long after. Michael Page IT Division Manager Çağlar Eyüboğlu confirms that fierce competition among companies to attract IT talent is increasing each year. From end-consumer platforms to payment systems, retailers to tourism providers, and all businesses beyond, organizations will continue to need software developers.
5. API Product Managers
In today’s cloud computing world, Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) help software providers leverage each other’s functionality in real-time. According to Daniel Elizalde, an IoT coach and professor from Stanford University, this way of sharing data has skyrocketed in the last 5 years alone and shows no signs of stopping. The trend will continue, meaning companies will need more API product managers with their technological and business skills.
6) Nanotechnology Engineers
Nanotechnology reduces manufacturing time, costs of production, pollution – and is sustainable tech! Nanotech seems (in part) to be able to save the world. This role will become critical in many industries, such as healthcare and life sciences as well as services, security, textiles, automotive, electronics, property and construction, plastics and polymers, biofuels – and industrial processes.
7) Industrial Designers
Technology will still struggle to supplant people’s emotional abilities, because people need to feel engaged, connected and impressed by a product. These bonds are created by aesthetics and functionality – which is where industrial designers enter the equation, thanks to their ability to target the emotions of buyers and increase sales.
8) Specialised Salespeople
Artificial Intelligence and further technological developments require specialised salespeople with specific knowledge for each technology, helping them to create business – and revenue.
9) Digital Marketing Specialist
If you have not noticed the explosion of digital marketing job ads yet, soon it will be impossible to miss them. Thanks to digitalization, online marketing is one of the most in-demand professions for digital departments and agencies who provide these services.
10) Mobile Marketing Specialist
A Business Insider report highlighted that mobile is growing at a rapid pace, both in terms of usage and monetisation. Currently consumers spend more time using mobile apps than desktop computers, and mobile is the top digital ad category in terms of growth, increasing by 42.6%. Expect marketers to follow the consumers!