Covid-19 has forced a revolution in the workplace, and professionals looking for jobs may find the generalist office roles of the past more difficult to come across. Because of the new skills and expertise employers need to complete transformational projects, you’re more likely to succeed in your job search by positioning yourself as a specialist.
But if you’re in a general office administration role, how can you adapt to a specialist role? The secret is in how you identify and present your skills. 72% of office administration and contact centre employers say the skills their teams need to meet key organisational objectives have changed since the Covid-19 pandemic. It’s clear to all that the world of work is changing, with new challenges emerging every day which need to be overcome with increasingly specific skillsets.
Look at your skills and ask yourselves which you are confident enough with to present as a specialist skillset. You can ask your recruiter for help identifying your key skills and applying to more specialist office roles. Here are three areas which are seeing increased demand for specialist skills.
If you’re considering moving jobs or are currently looking for your next role, consider the specialist approach, and get in touch with your local consultant for more support and guidance. If you’re ready to take the next step, search for jobs today, and start planning your future career.
Roddy joined Hays in 1999 as a Recruitment Consultant. In 2012 he took over operational responsibility for Hays in Scotland, managing dedicated teams providing expert temporary and permanent recruitment services for a wide range of sectors and professions. From 2017, he has been the lead for Hays Personal & Executive Assistants business across the UK, providing strategic leadership to over 200 consultants.
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