The ideal positions that facilitate more direct access to the labor market are a reliable clue for those seeking a first job, but also for those who are immersed in the dilemma of the 'great resignation', in a labor scenario such as the Spanish one of positions that they are not covered.
"Your first job doesn't have to be perfect. Learning what you don't like is just as important as learning what you do"... This advice from Lindsey Pollak, career expert and author of Getting from College to Career, is mostly about those who enter the labor market for the first time, something decisive in times of great resignation. "Start somewhere. Start anywhere," suggests Lindsey Pollak, who advocates professionals "starting and learning from experimentation rather than standing still." In general, experts say that what really matters is looking for jobs that match our skills and salary requirements, not just the academic title that each one obtains.
Career starters can be recent graduates or those starting a career path, with less than four years of full-time work experience. Many of these entry-level positions do not require previous experience in a certain field, and are positions in which the employer is willing to train and help the candidate develop the skills necessary for the position.
LinkedIn has recently updated the most eligible and sought-after entry professional profiles. His latest Guide to Boosting Your Career 2022 is a catalog of key positions to start professional life in which Sales Development Representative, Business Development Representative and Talent Acquisition Specialist are the three entry-level positions of fastest-growing in this most-demanded update, which also highlights the position of barista, a "professional specializing in preparing and serving a variety of beverages who typically works in a coffee shop, bookstore, or bar serving specialty coffee or espresso drinks.
Although it is not about waiters in the strict sense, the demand for this profile in the LinkedIn classification is consistent with the current needs, in the case of Spain, of this type of professional in the framework of a debate in which the Ministry of Labor It positions itself by recommending that hoteliers pay higher wages if they want to avoid a shortage of waiters.
During the pandemic, profiles in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics), information technology, data analytics, finance, or consulting disciplines offered the best pay. Until now, data scientists have been in the rankings of the most suitable entry profiles, with a salary range of between 60,000 and 120,000 euros gross per year. Responsible for creating the big data analytics framework for companies, these professionals are required to have at least a bachelor's degree in computer science, mathematics, engineering, statistics, or a related field. Some companies may require an advanced degree and proof that you have some basic data science skills.
Another of those highly demanded entry profiles during the pandemic has been that of a 'management' consultant, with an average gross annual salary of up to 128,000 euros and, of course, the star profile: software engineer, who can receive between 45,000 and 93,000 euros gross per year.
It is also necessary to mention the information technology business analyst (between 50,000 and 89,000 euros), the investment associate (up to 92,500 euros); the desk support engineer (up to 72,000 euros gross per year); the human resources associate, with a gross annual salary ranging between 33,000 and 61,000 euros gross per year; the executive assistant (70,000 euros per year gross); the marketing associate, with an annual gross salary of up to 60,000 euros; or the sales development representative, whose gross annual compensation can reach 55,000 euros.
Other classifications that identify the most suitable entry positions to the labor market refer to technicians in environmental sciences and protection, who can earn up to 50,939 euros gross per year; surgical technologists and technicians (42,100 euros); aircraft cargo handling supervisors (46,850 euros); civil engineering technicians (46,525 euros); or medical equipment repair technicians (44,900 euros), to which software developers can be added (between 44,000 and 92,000 euros); network engineers (between 44,000 and 100,000 euros); e-commerce managers (between 35,000 and 84,000 euros); or digital marketing and SEO managers (between 40,000 and 85,000 euros).
The possibility of teleworking is also a determining factor for entering the labor market, for which millions of professionals change jobs, companies or careers.
Remote work is a reliable test bed for new activity models, and here we find positions in demand and especially suitable for those who enter the labor market for the first time. Product manager, full stack engineer, or account manager are examples of remote entry profiles, as are customer service specialists, business development representatives, office associates, real estate agents, and data analysts.
The LinkedIn update of the job market entry profiles reveals some in-demand positions that must be taken into account in the current scenario of great resignation, return to the office and remote work:
One of these profiles is the sales development representative who, according to LinkedIn, shows a growth rate of 191.7%. These professionals reach annual gross remuneration of between 32,000 and 56,000 euros. He also cites the business development representative, whose annual gross salary can also reach 56,000 euros, with a growth rate of 178%.
Talent Acquisition Specialist and Marketing Coordinator are other entry profiles highlighted by LinkedIn. The first, with a growth rate of 175%, can reach a remuneration of 84,000 euros. The second -55% increase-, can reach a salary of 56,000 euros.
Data analyst (with a salary of up to 85,000 euros), financial analyst (up to 56,000 euros) and legal analyst (up to 61,500 euros) accompany the internal sales representative on the list of entry profiles that are growing the most, whose increase is estimated at a rate of 31.4%, and that can reach a remuneration of 56,000 euros gross per year; the specialist in operations (78,000 euros); and the aforementioned barista, who according to LinkedIn is an entry profile whose salary can reach 45,000 euros gross per year.
The professional network classification identifies the sectors in which entry positions are growing the most. Human resources and recruitment is the first, and there are positions such as health recruiter, talent acquisition specialist and account manager.
The second fastest growing sector is the hotel industry, where entry profiles such as housekeepers and receptionists stand out.
Physician assistants, lab technicians and patient care technicians are in demand in health and biotech, while entry-level software engineer or information technology recruiter positions are in demand in the technology sector.
Analysts, project managers and administrative assistants are in demand in consulting; while in financial services the most suitable entry profiles are mortgage loan officers, tellers or credit analysts.