The Future of Work AFTER Covid-19

McKinsey & Company Global Research:

February 2021 Report

McKinsey & Company

The future of work after COVID-19

February 18, 2021 | Report

What advice would you give to someone just starting out?

Where the jobs are:

An inside look at our new Future of Work research

“I would say, if possible, focus on building skills for jobs that are in growing industries, such as healthcare, tech, engineering, science, and logistics. The good news is that there will also be high growth in jobs that require socio-emotional skills, such as negotiation, influencing, and decision-making. And we may see new positions emerging because of COVID-19, such as remote-work coordinators.

Hiring may also be changing. A number of companies are focusing less on degrees and job titles and more on skills assessments. Job platforms are matching candidates with jobs based on skills not past job roles or titles. This can all help open up opportunities and improve mobility.

Generation Z workers have been disproportionately affected by COVID-19.

We know that reskilling will be critical to helping thousands of people transition from one job to the next. How might that happen at scale?

In terms of mindsets, I would recommend against thinking of your education as something that is one day finished, and then you just work. That divide no longer exists; your education never ends. Your career will be about life-long learning across different occupations and industries.”

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