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These creative jobs are in high demand right now

Looking to find a creative job in the second half of 2018? You might want to focus your job search within the tech industry, according to a recent survey.

These creative jobs are in high demand right now

Tech jobs are some of the most creative ones available.

Those of you who like to use the right side of your brain know that finding a job in a creative field—from writing and art to graphic design and production—can sometimes mean having to get a little creative in your job search. For certain creative careers, though, that’s hardly the case.

While data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics already suggests that creative jobs could get a major hiring boost in the years ahead, as jobs for advertising, promotions, and marketing managers are expected to grow 10% through 2026, staffing firm The Creative Group recently pinpointed the areas with the largest talent shortages (AKA, the most available jobs). Surveying more than 400 advertising and marketing hiring managers, their research found that creative jobs are becoming tech jobs, with employers actively looking for people with expertise in web and mobile development, web production, user interface and interaction design, and creative development.

For those who aren’t necessarily looking to be tied down to a full-time gig—we know how you creative types are—there’s freelance work out there, too. The survey found that 39% of hiring managers are likely to increase interim hires in the second half of 2018.

You job hoppers can take comfort in knowing that 89% of companies surveyed are willing to rehire a former employee who left on good terms.

And it looks like executives are already looking for top candidates on Monster. Check out the most in-demand creative careers identified by The Creative Group below.

Top areas for hiring:

  1. Web and mobile development
  2. Web production
  3. User interface and interaction (UI) design (tied)
  4. Creative development (tied)
  5. Visual design
  6. User experience (UX)
  7. Digital marketing
  8. User research
  9. Art direction
  10. Social media (tied)
  11. Marketing strategy (tied)

Most challenging areas to staff:

  1. Web and mobile development
  2. Creative development
  3. Information architecture (tied)
  4. User experience (tied)
  5. Web production
  6. Visual design (tied)
  7. Marketing strategy (tied)
  8. Animation (tied)
  9. User research (tied)

Be creative in your job search

Knowing which areas to focus your job search is important, especially when trying to find jobs in a creative field. But now it’s time to get creative in how you put yourself out there and get exposure. Need some help with that? Join Monster for free today. As a member, you not only get job alerts emailed right to your inbox, which cuts down on the amount of time you’d spend combing through ads, but you can upload up to five versions of your resume—each tailored to different types of jobs that interest you. Recruiters search Monster every day looking to fill top creative jobs with qualified candidates, just like you.


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