02 Dec 2020

The Covid world and recruiters’ changed outlook towards hiring professionals

The Covid world and recruiters’ changed outlook towards hiring professionals

This year with the Covid-19 pandemic, the world as we knew it, changed overnight. It may have been a health emergency but it turned into an economic and humanitarian crisis in no time. Most industry sectors were adversely affected, including technology and engineering. Where does it leave graduates from a top Engineering College in Uttarakhand, or any other part of the country for that matter? The answer lies in recruiters’ changing perspective to hiring in the new world.

A recent article in India Today titled ‘Impact of Covid-19 on engineers: Skills to build and career path to follow’ talks about the key sectors and skills to posses for engineers in the Covid world. According to the article, students who remain in sync with latest technology trends will flourish in times to come. Though the IT sector will continue to remain the biggest recruiter, the job profiles might be restructured in the future.

How do recruiters regard fresh hiring in the post-Covid world!

  • Digital disruptions that held their sway before the pandemic will continue to be in demand as automation flourishes. Thus engineers with skills in data science, artificial intelligence, machine learning, IoT will have an edge with recruiters.
  • Work from home mode is here to stay for the foreseeable future. New recruits will have to be adaptable to working in this environment that doesn’t offer much scope for hand holding by peers. Engineers need to transition seamlessly from classroom to work life.
  • It will thus make it imperative for engineers in the new work environment to express themselves effectively with team members and managers around the world. Hence recruiters will be looking for engineers with excellent communication skills.
  • Some of the other soft skills that recruiters will be focusing on include critical thinking, design thinking with creativity as well as problem-solving abilities.

DBGI, Dehradun, the top Engineering College in Dehradun has stayed ahead of this curve even before the pandemic. As it equips engineering students with skills in keeping with latest trends, it also nurtures their holistic growth, thus futureproofing their careers.