A peep into any Nigerian job board would reveal that some job roles appear often. Meaning they are high-demand jobs/skills, the kinds that no organization can do without, whether big or small.
Dig in, and see which skills you should begin to work on, in order to get hired faster:
- Graphic Designing
Also known as communication design, this is the art and practice of planning and projecting ideas and experiences with visual and textual content. All startups and big organization promote their brands online and offline, using captivating designs that can only be done by talented graphics designers. The demand for this skill has opened a new business opportunity for Nigerians, as you’ll find a number of skilled people opening Instagram accounts that provide graphic design services.
- Content Marketing
Content Marketing is a strategic marketing approach focused on creating and distributing valuable, relevant, and consistent content to attract and retain a clearly-defined audience — and, ultimately, to drive profitable customer action. This goes beyond just creating content and includes the ability to be able to distribute content to meet target audience while driving action. Many content writers are ensuring they carry this skill along with their writing skills in order to remain relevant, as brands are after getting words out there about their products/services and reaching their target market.
- Brand Management
In marketing, brand management is the analysis and planning on how a brand is perceived in the market. Companies are now big on bringing a brand manager on board, to help put forth their brands in a positive light. Effective brand management enables the price of products to go up and builds loyal customers through positive brand associations and images or a strong awareness of the brand. The brand manager’s major role is developing a good relationship with the target market.
- Website/App Development
The need to be relevant in our tech-driven world is the reason why brands are investing so much in brand websites and mobile application development. Website and mobile application developers have high demand, as even in cases when organizations already have mobile apps and websites already, they are constantly improving and updating the features and outlook.
- Social Media Marketing
As part of their marketing efforts and as a result of the growth of digital media in Nigeria, companies are now doing a lot on social media to reach their target audience. Social media marketing refers to the process of gaining traffic or attention through social media sites. The role of a social media manager is therefore now in hot demand and anyone with these skills can decide to go freelance, offering this service to various brands.
Accounting has been always been an in-demand field for the years. From MSMEs to large corporations, there’s always the need for an accountant to monitor figures, manage income inflow and outflow, as well as financial statements. Accounting graduates are not resting their quest due to this hot demand, as the competition still remains tough. So, they go a step further with certifications such as ICAN and ACCA.
The importance of Search Engine Optimization for every company with a website cannot be over-emphasised. No wonder companies are putting in resources into it. A large percentage of the population uses the internet. This then means any organization that needs to succeed not only has to be online but also makes efforts to found online. This is where search engine optimization personnel.