Dr. Dawn on Careers: what to expect in the post-COVID job market.

August 17, 2020 Sue Marcus

During her recent “Career Talk” podcast, host Dr. Dawn Graham from the Wharton School of Business, spoke to Sue Marcus, regional president at Randstad Sourceright North America. During this session,

Marcus discussed what impact COVID-19 has had on the economy, where the job opportunities are and using transferable skills to make a switch. Marcus shared some of the findings from Randstad Sourceright’s U.S. COVID-19 talent impact analysis report, which looks at talent demand across six job families: customer service, engineering, finance, pharma R&D, sales and software development.

Of these job families, customer service has been the hardest hit. Meanwhile, the pharmaceutical industry continues to show a strong demand for R&D talent, mainly driven by the race to develop vaccines for COVID-19.

For professionals who are looking for a job, or would like to make an industry or functional switch, Marcus suggests taking online courses to upskill or reskill themselves. Some of the in-demand skills and traits organizations are looking for include technical skills, interpersonal skills and being digital-savvy.

Listen to the full podcast to learn how the pandemic has shifted skills demand in the United States. You can also get your exclusive copy of “How is key talent in the US impacted by COVID-19?” for an in-depth look at the post-pandemic job market.

About the Author

Sue Marcus

Sue Marcus is the executive vice president, RPO, for Randstad Sourceright North America. Initially joining the Randstad organization back in 2004, under the Spherion brand, Sue has been driving client performance, strategy and innovation since, with a specific focus on building progressive RPO models that often evolve into integrated talent management partnerships. Sue is best known for her commitment to building an engaged delivery team, achieving optimum client satisfaction and earning some of the RPO industry’s highest accolades, including a top ranking on the HRO Today Baker’s Dozen.

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