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What are the 5 coolest careers after lockdown?

What are the 5 coolest careers after lockdown that we must check out? This article is about what you can do to get started with these care...

What are the 5 coolest careers after lockdown that we must check out? This article is about what you can do to get started with these careers. Also, why are these carriers so cool? 
5 coolest careers after lockdown
5 coolest careers after lockdown

5 coolest careers after lockdown

COVID-19 has left a lot of people jobless. Most of the people are not receiving salaries, and the rest are getting a pay-cut. But some jobs have been NOT been affected at all during this pandemic. In fact, some careers have just gotten better. This is why in this article I am going to discuss.

Let’s begin. This list of cool careers that we have created today, is based on 4 parameters.

  1. LinkedIn’s India 2020 Emerging Jobs Report
  2. The impact a career can have on your customer’s lives.
  3. A hopeful prediction about what jobs can move to India in the future, considering that working remotely is the new trend.
  4. And of course, how easily you can learn them from home.

If these 4 parameters don’t make a career cool I don’t know what will! So, let’s quickly look at the top 5 careers that you must dip your hands into to figure out if they are your jam or not.

Career #5: Mobile Developer

Now you will tell me that you are not from a Computer Science background. Relax, the fact that mass recruiters pick up graduates from Electrical or even Civil sometimes, tells you that technology belongs to nobody’s father. So the good news is, irrespective of your background, it can be learned. 

Now, what does Mobile Developers do? As the name suggests, they create apps for mobile phones. Since the lockdown started, you would’ve done payment at least once using GooglePay, you would have ordered food using Zomato or Swiggyand chances are, you are reading this on an app. 

There is no denying that mobile applications are here to stay. So why not learn it to make some money? To learn mobile development, you must have two skills.

  1. Technical Skills
  2. Soft Skills

For Technical Skills, start learning Flutter. There is a free Flutter course on the official Flutter website, that covers everything from installation to deployment. So if you want to become an Android app developer, this is the best place to start.

The second skill you must have is Soft Skills. In the software field, technology is the easiest part. What’s difficult... is communication. This is a meme that is famous in the software field. It basically represents how often, what clients ask, and what Software teams deliver is completely different. 

So, you must learn how to communicate with both your clients and your colleagues effectively. 

Now, while you are acquiring these skills, here are a few things you can do to make a career out of it.

To improve your coding skills, pick up a personal project. Like an app that is as simple as a countdown timer or that plays your favorite song as an alarm. Next, to earn money from your newly learned skill, reach out to your network. 

I am sure you have at least one friend in your circle who is building a start-up. Offer to create an app for them. To give you an example. A friend of mine decided to make an app for the beauty parlor that she used to visit and this app, later helped her land a job in Google. 

And finally, use all this experience to apply to your dream company or start-up, which will welcome you with open arms. Because, thanks to COVID, all companies have realized that it is better to be an app on their user’s phone than to be on a billboard. 

So, learn how to code. In fact, comment below and let me know if you want to learn app development and want me to make a full tutorial about it. The more comments we get, the sooner we will make it.

Career #4: UI/UX Designer

These days, it is all about the experience of the user. And a UI/UX designer is responsible for it.UI means User Interface. What button goes where what features get listed, what is center-aligned, font, colors, cross-platform compatibility on phone or laptop. 

Basically, they deal with looks. A UX designer on the other hand focuses on user experience. How users react to the product, how things work. 

Now, the tools you need to learn for this job are. Adobe XD or FigmaIt helps to know languages like HTML, CSS, and a little JavaScript. And skills like. User Research and Customer Analysis. 

I would recommend that you read these 2 brilliant books. They bring our attention to designs around us that we often miss noticing. And that’s the point. 

A good design should just blend with our existing world. If a user needs to open a manual to operate a product or run an app..then the UX designer of that team has failed. And that is one of the coolest careers after lockdown. 

Now, while you are learning these tools, here is what you can do to get your foot in the door.

Think about how you would re-design apps/websites that you already use. Like Twitter, Swiggy or go to our and tell us how you would like to redesign it. 

Put all of this work of yours on ‘Dribbble’.Having a portfolio is important because people want to check out your work first before they give you a job. 

After that, list yourself on Fiverr or TapChief. These tiny projects help you build a portfolio that you can later use to apply to better jobs.

I will tell you why UI/UX designer is on this list. During the lockdown, a lot of 40-50 year old’s have been trying to go digital. People like your parents. But remember, these are people who don’t like technology and that might be because of bad UI/UX. 

But if you become a UI/UX designer, then you have the opportunity to make their transition to technology better. And that is what makes this profession so cool. 

Career #3: Digital Marketing Specialist

According to the World Economic Forum by 2030, about 40% of all purchases will be online. A process that the lockdown would only accelerate. And that is where Digital Marketing Specialists come in. 

In simple terms, a Digital Marketing Specialist promotes and sells a product using various digital channels, like Email Marketing, Company Websites, Blogs, Social Media Ads, Search Engine Optimization

A few skills to have in your bag to become a Digital Marketing Specialist are Knowing Google Analytics, FB Analytics, Instagram Analytics to understand your audience. Improving Search Engine Ranking(through SEO and SEM). 

Understanding how engaging content is created, through content Marketing. Making amazing videos that talk about a brand. And of course, how to engage with your audience regularly. 

If I had to give you an example according to me personally, the Netflix India Instagram page does a brilliant job at this. 

Because they keep asking their audience questions, create memes, and post snippets from their shows. All this engagement generates excitement for shows that are going to release. And all of this directly leads to sales. 

Now, what to do after you have learned these skills? See, Covid-19 has made people forcefully shift to digital transactions. As a new Digital Marketing Specialist, you can first help your local businesses get online. Start with the businesses you know or use. 

A lot of professionals who are well-settled, want to make drastic shifts in their careers to photography or Travel, or Fitness and follow their heart. I think you know at least one of them. At least 5 come to my mind. So, help them build an online presence.

You can even help Doctors get online. What do you do when somebody recommends you a doctor? You google about them. These days it’s important for doctors to appear on search results and have a place where people can see reviews that their patients gave them. 

If you know a doctor, turn them digital. Through this profession, you are not only helping yourself but also directly contributing to the Indian economy. And according to me, there is nothing cooler than that. 

So commit to this coolness..and comment below and tell me what is that ONE thing you are going to do to become a Digital Marketing Specialist? For example.

Career #2: Data Scientist

Data Scientists are people who understand trends. All this time that you are spending online..somebody is collecting that data from your smartphones, social media posts, even emails. They take all this unstructured data, make sense of it, and store it. 

So that other people like Digital Marketing Specialists, UI/UX designers, App Developers can use that data to ‘improve’ customer experience. Some skills you need to learn to become a Data Scientist are. 

If you are already a programmer, Data Science is one of those skills that you can add to your resume to increase your salary. And because now, we are more online than offline, companies have so much data and they are looking for skilled data scientists to make sense of it. 

Be it Amazon, Netflix, Apple, or Google so learn and start applying. Remember, pandemic or not businesses will always run. And because of COVID-19, working remotely has become a trend which means some high-paying jobs from around the world, might shift to India. 

Career #1: Educational Content Writer 

Okay, let me be clear being a content Creator as a profession is like having your own-startup. Unless you work on yourself first, gain some experience in a field, and have enough knowledge to at least teach beginners..being on Youtube adds no value..neither to you monetarily nor to your users.

Now, why is this Career #1? Because these days our memory is like a goldfish and our attention span is…Basically, our attention span is less than 10 seconds. And it takes immense hard work to write an educational script. 

So, the job of Educational Content Writers to make complicated topics simple and interesting. And the only way to learn content writing is by practicing. Skills you must get under your belt to become an Educational content writer are.

Another coolest career after lockdown will be animation. Animation job fields are increasing day by day.  

So, choose any one of these 5 coolest careers after lockdown. And before that prepare yourself for it well. And in the beginning, you have to be strong in these 5 subjects.

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