Can you believe summer is almost over? Was it just us or did this summer blaze by this year? It was definitely a busy one for our HR recruiters. There continues to be a lot of movement even though it’s summer. Where did most of the movement happen? Our recruiters take a look at the most in-demand jobs this summer.

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Most In-Demand Jobs For Q2 2023

According to data collected by LinkedIn as reported on the  LinkedIn Talent Blog, customer service representative roles are in the highest demand. Many of the jobs that made the list won’t be a surprise and are similar to the beginning of the year. Here is a list of the 10 most in-demand jobs this summer:

  1. Customer Service Representative (+3 places vs. previous quarter)
  2. Salesperson (no change)
  3. Registered Nurse (-2)
  4. Software Engineer (-1)
  5. Retail Salesperson (no change)
  6. Driver (+2)
  7. Project Manager (no change)
  8. Store Associate (+1)
  9. Cashier (-3)
  10. Store Manager (+2)

Jobs With The Fastest Growing Demand This Summer

There are a number of jobs that are quickly becoming in high demand. With many in the food industry struggling to hire, there are many related roles in the restaurant and food industry that have been a challenge to fill. Based on LinkedIn data, here’s a list of the jobs with the fastest-growing demand:

  1. Service Officer — 2.4x
  2. Research and Development Engineer — 2.1x
  3. Artificial Intelligence Engineer — 2.1x
  4. Baker — 2.0x
  5. Commis Chef — 1.9x
  6. Sales Supervisor — 1.8x
  7. Mental Health Specialist — 1.8x
  8. Meat Cutter — 1.8x
  9. Facilities Engineer — 1.8x
  10. Personal Shopper — 1.7x

Some may be surprised to not see AI-related roles on this list. But you can expect to see them on future lists.

“As generative artificial intelligence continues to reshape businesses and business models at a breathtaking clip, it was only a matter of time before we saw an AI-specific role pop into the top 10,” says Greg Lewis from LinkedIn.

“Demand for AI engineers more than doubled in the past three months, growing by 109%. Another innovative engineering role, research and development engineer, saw demand grow even more (113%),” he adds.

If you are looking to hire for one of these jobs above, you can expect higher than normal competition. But if you are looking for a job in these areas, you will have a variety of options to consider. If you’re struggling to hire or find a job, reach out to our recruiters.


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Melissa Hansen Legal Recruiter

Melissa Hansen

Melissa is a Director, Client Services with the IQ PARTNERS Legal Recruitment team, specializing in legal positions (Assistants, Clerks, Lawyers, and other support staff) in both law firms and in-house legal departments, as well as HR positions (Generalists, Business Partners, Senior Leaders and Recruiters) across industries.

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