The recruitday a career platform, has rebranded to help Filipino tech talent connect with better opportunities and advance their careers.
The backbone of this industry is technology-enabled services, and the fastest growing sectors have high demand for high-end skills like mobile app development and data analytics, as well as middle-level skills like video production, copywriting, and financial analysis.
Many Filipino workers, according to Recruitday, want to work in innovation fields, where there are more opportunities and room for advancement. However, there are numerous roadblocks to making the transition, including skill mismatches and opportunity gaps.
Instead of simply listing job openings, the company’s initial efforts to rebrand itself as a career platform focus on providing courses to help Filipinos excel in tech. Workers from industries such as hospitality and tourism were retrenching as a result of the pandemic, and they needed a guide to help them transition to a more lucrative career path, which is exactly what Recruitday aims to be. On the platform, students can now take self-paced and instructor-led online courses on topics ranging from Python programming to cybersecurity analysis.
The platform will now also provide webinars, workshops, and training to help Filipino workers land a tech job. All of these opportunities will enable them to join and connect with a community of like-minded individuals pursuing careers in the same industries.
According to the statement of Joel Garcia, CEO and Founder of Recruitday, “The pandemic-accelerated digital transformation demonstrates how important technology will be in the future. However, there is a supply-demand imbalance, with many Filipinos unprepared to work in the global tech landscape. We want to solve that.’’
The evident growth in technology is appealing to many people looking for a career change, especially in the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic. During the ongoing pandemic, approximately 22% of all workers have already completed some form of online tech training to improve their career opportunities in an increasingly digital world.
Even with all of the opportunities open on its platform, Recruitday is always looking for new ways to assist job seekers. The platform intends to hold a career fair in the metaverse in April, the first of its kind in the Philippines.