Interview with Viivi Marttinen, People Operations Manager at Supermetrics

Interview with Viivi Marttinen, People Operations Manager at Supermetrics

Founded in 2013, Helsinki-headquartered Supermetrics has 14,000+ customers in more than 120 countries. 

What do they do? – They build marketing analytics tools, with 10% of global online ad spend reported through their products.

In September 2020, Supermetrics closed a €40M Series B round. 🚀  We’re always thrilled to see companies hiring with MeetFrank succeeding, and were excited to interview Viivi Marttinen, their People Operations Manager.

As the team is working remotely, we were not able to visit their charming Helsinki office with a sleek modern design and do the interview in person. Hope we’ll have a chance to visit Supermetrics in the future. 🌅

Supermetrics office

Without further ado, here’s our interview with Viivi.

 

Supermetrics just closed a €40 million funding round. Congratulations! How did you celebrate?

Thank you! 

As we’re still mostly in remote mode, we celebrated in Slack as more and more news outlets published their stories on us. It felt like our efforts were recognized in such a concrete way and the world was celebrating with us.

 

Did the funding news affect your hiring plans? Are you accelerating the growth of your team? 

Not in a significant way yet, as our hiring teams are still the same size and we don’t want to compromise our recruitment process. 

That said, we’ve been doubling our team every year since our earlier days of 2016 and are continuing on the same track this year.

 

The world is still recovering from the 1st COVID-19 outbreak. And now there’s a possibility of the 2nd wave. How are you handling this at Supermetrics? 

We’ve all been mostly remote since the start of the first wave in March and still continue to work from home in Helsinki and Atlanta. Our team in Vilnius has a safer overall situation and so they use their office more now. 

Everyone is allowed to work fully from home, and we follow the safety measures recommended by our respective governments and health authorities to make sure we do our own part in keeping ourselves and our fellow people safe.

 

How has COVID-19 changed your team members’ working habits, work environment, and productivity?

People are different and so moving to a fully remote working environment has served some better than others. 

Many discovered that having fewer distractions increased their productivity. However, we’re a very community-focused team and love to harness the collective intelligence we have here through brainstorming and rely on the overall support of our colleagues. So we’ve had to come up with new ways of connecting even when remote.

 

Supermetrics office

 

Coming back to recruitment at Supermetrics, how is your recruitment and HR team set up?

We have recruitment and HR functions within our People Operations team. There’s 3 of us at the moment. We’re a very flat team and have an organic divide of responsibilities based on our own strengths and aspirations. 

Marika [Marika Salkola, Senior People Operations] is reporting directly to our CEO Mikael and she’s amazing in recruiting, but also shines brightly in HR and has brought a lot of needed developments since joining us a year ago.

Henrika Ekholm, our Talent Acquisition Specialist, joined this summer, and has already brought multiple people into our team! I couldn’t be happier to have her in our team and see her continuing to elevate us further in other areas as well.

 

How do you usually find the candidates to hire? Do you publish a job offer and just wait? What % of hired candidates has been sourced and headhunted? 

For inbound applications, we mostly use LinkedIn and MeetFrank. We do active sourcing as well, especially for the roles where our need is very specific. We have reinforced our efforts with recruitment partners in Vilnius and Atlanta. 

Out of the 10 most recent hires, 50% were headhunted by our team.

 

Do you use any other channels for finding different talent? Do you have a different approach to hiring for specific roles?

I think LinkedIn prevails as the biggest platform for all professionals and we use it actively. 

For internship roles, we use a Finnish site Aarresaari to get our job ads in front of students from specific university faculties. Our approach is very unified and simple so that we can make sure we don’t spread ourselves too thin.

 

How would you describe the tech sector and job market in Finland? Is there a lot of good talent to hire?

I think Finland is a rather small, yet very competitive market when it comes to tech roles. 

We’re often looking for senior talent in PHP, which isn’t winning any popularity contests in Finland, but if we also look into other countries in the EU and Russia, we have a much better chance in finding the people we need. 

 

While Supermetrics is one of the leading marketing data providers in the world, not everyone has heard of it. How do you usually pitch your company to the job applicants?

It depends on the audience, but at our core, we’re empowering digital marketing reporting and analysis by automating data transfers.

Our usual explanation goes like this:  You know… the ads you see on different social media channels and other online platforms? A marketer somewhere put it there and targeted it to you and they want to measure the impact of their effort. There can be thousands or millions of “you”s however, which makes the data really hard to handle manually, so we automate it and make it fast to get the data they need wherever they need it. 

 

What would you say are the main so-called selling points for attracting top talent to Supermetrics? How do you convince people to join?

For technical talent with an interest in data, we are a great place to build your skills while creating impactful solutions that are used daily by hundreds of thousands of people. 

Sales talent really wants to help the customers by offering products and services that can make a difference in their performance. I believe we have just that. 

For marketing talent, you get to do marketing – for marketers! And as our products are focused on transforming how digital marketing is measured, you get to be among the trailblazers of digital marketing.

For any talent regardless or their specialty, a great working culture and atmosphere is very important and we’re always eager to share our experience in working at Supermetrics. Work is such an important part of life and the importance of the people around you can’t be denied.

 

Supermetrics office

 

I happened to check your Careers page and saw that you have a beautiful HQ office in downtown Helsinki. Do you think that a high-quality work environment increases the team’s happiness and general output?

I’m so happy to hear you liked our office! It was completely rebuilt for us as an extension of our culture to be a cosy nest for the team and we love it so much.

Having different spaces for silent work, meetings, brainstorming, casual convos and fun aspects helps to shift your focus accordingly, but there’s also a lot of built-in versatility. 

They say if you forgot what you were about to do, you should go back to the room you came from – I believe having a setting like ours is like having mental doors to different mindsets. 

 

What advice would you give to people looking to get hired in a fast-growing tech company like Supermetrics? 

We like confident people with a specific set of skills and experience. I encourage everyone to explore what it means as well as your own aspirations and drive – what is it that you want to do and achieve right now? – and to bring it to the table. 

Be honest and be yourself! We want to hire people for roles where they can do what they love, have what it takes to succeed, and add something new with their own strengths.

 

Thanks for taking the time to chat with us! To end the interview, we’ve got 5 rapid-fire questions to you.

 

What’s your favourite question to ask at interviews?

Tell me about a project that you’re the most proud of and something that you learned from it.

 

What’s the biggest mistake that job-seekers make when applying to a new job?

Not reading the job description thoughtfully and not telling us why they think it would be a great fit for both. 

 

What’s the biggest challenge when hiring people to Supermetrics?

We have a very high bar for candidates and tricky requirements at times, which lowers the number of talent we can consider. We’re also not very known outside the digital marketing world yet and so people don’t know to seek us out.

 

What are your favourite recruitment tools and channels?

LinkedIn, MeetFrank, and our own team’s networks.

 

If you weren’t a recruiter, what would you do?

The best part of recruitment for me is getting to contribute to a happy and high-functioning culture in such a concrete way, so I think I’d do employer branding or company culture full time.

 

Supermetrics office

 

Global Job Market in August 2020 – What to Expect?

Global Job Market in August 2020 – What to Expect?

This article is based on data from MeetFrank Job Market Insights. For additional and per-track reports, visit this page.

While the recovery process slowly and cautiously goes on worldwide, the number of coronavirus cases in Europe has recently begun to increase again. We’ll see how this will affect the global job market. 😷

In our previous report, we had shared that the number of global job applications in the MeetFrank app was a bit higher in July vs June – there were still lots of companies looking for talent worldwide. 👍

If you’re ready, let’s find out more about the July and August stats and discover the ‘mosts’ of the global job market. 🥁

 

Job Market Overview

As of the first week of August, there has been a decline in the number of job openings. 📉

number of active job openings globally

On the other hand, the number of job applications seems to have slightly decreased as well. Let’s see what the rest of August will bring.

number of job applications globally in August

The global market has been competitive for job seekers in general. The needle is pointing to the yellow ‘challenging’ level for now. 🤔

global competition

While it’s even more difficult for Sales and Business Development professionals, Data & Analytics experts will find it much easier compared to others. 🍀

What about the average and expected salaries?

global average salaries

The global trends are no different to the situation in Finland, Estonia, and Lithuania. It seems the average offered salaries exceed the expectations of job seekers

Although both have decreased a bit lately, there is still a visible gap between them. 👀

 

Top 6 specialties with the most applications in July

Which industries have had their names in lights in July?

top specialties with most applications globally

The top industry in the global job market with the most applications in July has been Customer Support, unlike in Estonia, Finland and Lithuania. 

If your expertise is this industry, well, you’re the lucky one nowadays! 🤓🍀

Software Engineering, the cool kid at school, ranks second. 👯

The list continues with Design and Marketing & PR & Media industries. The former could hardly find a place in the top 6 in our other reports for Estonia, Finland, and Lithuania.

So, Design is much more popular worldwide than in these countries. 😎 This could also be related to the opportunities and number of job openings as well. 

 

Top 10 companies with the most replies to applicants in July

When we apply for a job, receiving a positive reply is our dream. What if we get rejected? Wouldn’t it be good to hear about this as well? 🤔

The companies below share the same opinion! Here are the top 10 companies with the most replies to applicants in July: 👇

companies with the most replies globally

The ‘Kindness Oscar’ goes to Arundo Analyticsa software company headquartered in the US. The company develops proprietary software for asset-intensive industries, like oil & gas, maritime, and power. 👯 Whatever you’re doing, keep on doing it!

It’s followed by the Aklamio, a referral marketing company providing SaaS solutions from Berlin, Germany and Latvian Httpool, a digital marketing and performance company which is the largest international partner of the major media platforms.

The rest of the list continues with Flockler, Cavai, SadaPay, Lokalise, ACELR8, sMover, and Sparq

When we have a closer look at this list, what stands out the most is that the most active companies worldwide when it comes to replying to applicants operate in the Marketing and Software Development industries. 

There are two companies from the US, the United Kingdom, Germany and Latvia on the list. Pakistan and Norway are both represented by one company. 🎆

Companies with the most openings in July

Despite the coronavirus pandemic, the slow recovery, and the summer laziness, some companies are still actively hiring. 

Let’s have a deeper look into which companies have been sharing the most job openings since July. 🕵

companies with the most openings globally

1st place goes to SadaPay from Pakistan, also one of the most active companies when it comes to replying job seekers. 🤩

It’s followed by Lokalise from the UK and OGD ict-diensten from Netherlands. Well done and congrats! 

Sparq OU, personal finance platform for every day use from Latvia is in 4th place. The winner of 5th place is Visual Meta from Germany.

Westernacher Solutions from Germany, iPhone Photography School from Latvia, Flockler from the UK ready2order from Austria and Arundo Analytics from the US are the other active companies of the last month.

💡 The stats say that July’s ‘most active’ country is the UK. 

 

Welcome to the MeetFrank family!

This month, Phonebot from Pakistan joined the MeetFrank family! Keep in mind that the company is actively hiring and they’re looking for a PHP Developer. 🖥

Download the MeetFrank app today and check out more openings! 

Top 10 companies globally with the most applications in June 2020

Top 10 companies globally with the most applications in June 2020

Nowadays the global job market is a bit like the European countries which are opening their borders. It is recovering slowly with cautious steps, but things are better than in May and June. 💪 Hopefully, there’ll be even more opportunities in August. 👀

In this article, we’ll delve into the top 10 companies globally on MeetFrank with the most applications in June. First, let’s start with the general country profile on MeetFrank globally.

countries with the most companies on MeetFrank

As we can see in the chart above, there are 91 companies from 14 countries on MeetFrank. The top 3 are Pakistan, Latvia, and Germany

Now is time to meet the winners! 🌟

top 10 companıes wıth the most applicatıons on MeetFrank ın June

Let’s delve into these companies. What about their company type and size?

company size and type of the top 10 companies with the most applications on MeetFrank in June 2020

As we can see above, startups and scaleups make up the majority of the list. In June, job seekers seem to have preferred working with companies with a fresh mindset yet with a strong growth potential.

SaaS, Technology, and Finance are leading the way when it comes to industries.

But what has made these companies so favorable? Why have job seekers preferred working with them? Let’s  focus on each company that made it to June’s list of global stars. 🥁 

1. iPhone Photography School

photo by iPhone

Wouldn’t it be great if you got the most out of your iPhone by taking awesome photos?

It seems someone else has asked this question before, thus the iPhone Photography School, also known as “the number 1 company with the most applications on MeetFrank globally”, was born in Lithuania. 👏

The Riga-based company offers in-depth photography learning resources to those who want to unleash their potential in this art form. In their words, they want to “bring joy to people’s lives by inspiring and empowering them to create beautiful photos”. 🤳📱

It’s a no brainer that the iPhone Photography School is the job seekers’ favourite globally! 

If you want to be part of an creative team and work at an inspirational office in Riga, here are the latest openings. iPhone Photography School is looking for: 👇

Download the MeetFrank app and apply today! 👍📱

2. Blockchain.com

office scene from blockchain.com

Blockchain technologies are reshaping the finance world and more and more people are becoming interested in them. 💻

So, not that surprisingly, Blockchain.com from the United Kingdom is celebrating second place on the list. As the world’s leading software platform for digital assets, Blockchain.com has a large team of 51-200 people. 👩👨

If you want to build your career in the finance sector and are looking for a new role at the moment, Blockchain.com can offer you many opportunities, an open finance future and the chance to be part of a prestigious company with a strong culture, to name but a few! 

3.Cavai

Cavai logo

🤑 A revenue of 1M to 3M, a large team of professionals and a great office in Oslo. Meet Cavai, a market-leading conversational adtech company from Norway

As the third most applied for company, Cavai works with advertisers, agencies, and publishers. 

If you are working in the Marketing industry, chances are you might be finding it a bit challenging to find a job nowadays. It’s also good to remember from our previous global job market report that there has been a decline in gross salaries for Marketing professionals. 

So, the point is, Cavai might be offering your dream job right now. Currently Cavai is looking for: 👇

4. SadaPay

sadapay card visual

When we look at the top 4 in the list, we can see that job seekers have mostly applied for successful startups in June. And SadaPay from Pakistan is one of them. 👏

Offering the highest number of openings as of today, SadaPay is a free debit card and mobile wallet with no monthly fees. They have three offices in Lahore, Dubai, and Islamabad

Recently, the company has announced a new exclusive partnership with Mastercard, which is likely to grow their number of users.

If you’re looking for an exciting opportunity in one of these cities and want to work with a fresh team, tweaking their tagline which is “Say goodbye to annual fees”, we tell you to say goodbye to your job search and have a look at their openings below. 🤩

SadaPay is looking for:

5. Visual Meta

man drawing something on the board

Based in Berlin, Visual Meta is a prestigious company, founded in 2009 and acquired by the Axel Springer Group in 2011. 

The company connects online shops and consumers through their online shopping portals. 📱 As a corporate company, Visual Meta has a large team of professionals. 

If you’re seeking opportunities in Germany, this could be the one!

6. OLX Group

OLX Group

In 6th place, we see OLX Group from the Netherlands, a company with over 1000 employees. Want to work at a corporate giant? Here it is! 🏆

OLX Group is the world’s fastest-growing network of trading platforms and their services are used by 300 million people every month. 

Have you heard their latest news? Recently, it was announced that the company joined forces with Encuentra24 in Central America. 💪

If you’re interested in working in the Consumer, Retail, and Fashion industries, then OLX Group may have lots of opportunities for you. Keep an eye on the MeetFrank app to catch their job openings!

7. Aklamio

Aklamio office berlin

Berlin, referral marketing, a large team from 51 to 200 people, a promising scaleup company. If these sound good to you, then Aklamio, 7th in the list, might be your next company. 🤩

With the goal of becoming one of the strongest acquisition channels, Aklamio is a referral marketing company providing SaaS solutions in and out of Berlin. 

It has been challenging for Marketing & PR & Media professionals to find a job in the past 3 months globally, which you can also see in our previous global job market report. If your expertise is Marketing or you want to make a ‘pandemic pivot’ in your career to this industry, this could be your chance. 

Download the MeetFrank app, check the openings below, and apply today! 🌟

Aklamio is looking for:

8. Komoot

Komoot

Interested in traveling? Can’t say no to adventurous trails? Want to be part of a company that makes it easier for adventure lovers (like you) to plan and navigate routes easily? 

If so, join the ranks of those who have made Komoot one of the top 10 companies with the most applications globally. 🚀

Based in Germany, Komoot is a scaleup company providing navigation and recommendation technology for cycling and hiking tours. Founded in 2014, the company has become popular among the biking community. 🚵

If you want to build a career at an exciting scaleup in Germany, Komoot might be the one. Check the MeetFrank app to see their future openings. 

9. ready2order

ready2order team picture

🎆 Here comes an inspiring success story. Ready2order, 9th in our list, was born as a simple hobby project. By 2015, it became quite a successful company, having helped more than 10,000 small business entrepreneurs with their point of sale

Based in Austria, ready2order offers a simple and easy to use point-of-sale system designed for small businesses, retail and restaurants. 🏢

If you’re a fan of team events, keep in mind that ready2order has lots of creative ideas to keep you fresh and feel part of the team! Besides, there’s the opportunity of remote work and flexible working hours as well. ⏱

Want to be a part of this thrilling company? ready2order is looking for: 👇

10. Orange LV

orange lv

Last but not least; based in Riga, Lithuania, Orange LV offers creative solutions, custom tools, big data management, and experiential design for industries such as Gaming and Media. 📱🖥

Their expertise ranges from animation and VFX content production to content creation, platform and application design for AR/VR/MR/Mobile and software solutions. 🤓

🔊 Attention, software engineers, creatives and geeks all around the world! if you want to work at a full-range interactive media company, this one is for you. 

🌍 To hear more about the top companies, promising startups and thrilling scaleups worldwide, download the MeetFrank app, see all the openings and take your career to the next step!  

June News From the Estonian Job Market

June News From the Estonian Job Market

This article is based on data from MeetFrank Job Market Insights. For additional and per-track reports, visit this page.

By Mid-June we have already seen many important announcements in Estonia that are likely to affect the job market. If not the best days, better days may well be on the way. 🙏 Let’s start with the Top 3!

On 1 June 2020, Estonia reopened its borders to passengers with no symptoms arriving from the EU, the Schengen Area, and the UK.

Bolt raised €100M on a €1.7B valuation. 

Estonia will be one of the first countries offering a digital nomad visa by July 1. 

All this great news shows that the economy is opening up and getting ready to welcome new talent. We’ll see what the rest of the summer will bring. 🌞

In this report, we’ll delve into how the Estonian job market has been doing recently, and compare the stats with those of May. 

Ready to discover more? Let’s dive into mid-June’s numbers! 🔢

Job Market Overview: May vs June

There has been a decline in the number of job openings in Estonia lately, which you can also read more about in our recovery outlook blog post.

The past 4 weeks saw a 24% decrease in the number of job openings. The reason for that might be not only the economic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic but also the arrival of summer. 🌞

active job openings in Estonia

However, the number of job applications has increased by approximately 18%. Lately, job seekers have been more active than companies. 

the job openings in Estonia

Let’s see how these stats have affected market competitiveness. 🔎

Market competitiveness in Estonia

👀 There hadn’t been a significant change in market competitiveness by June. It’s still challenging to find a job in Estonia.

Does this apply to all industries? Well, not really. 

While it’s easy to find a job for the IT & Sysadmin candidates, Marketing & PR & Media and design people are finding it difficult nowadays. 🤐

historical salaries in Estonia

Similar to Finland, Estonia has seen a gap between the offered and expected salaries in the past few months. Both job seekers and companies may be confused with the uncertainty in the economy worldwide. 🤔💰

As the upward trend continues for companies, job seeker expectations are more or less the same compared to those of the previous weeks. 

Job Applications in the Top 6 Specialties in June 2020 vs 2019

😷  Needless to say COVID-19 has changed the way we live, work, and pursue our careers. While some industries have become more popular, some have lost interest from job seekers. 

To see the effect of the coronavirus pandemic on the Estonian job market, we’ll now compare the job applications in the top 6 specialties from this year with those of mid-June 2019. 🕵

🚀 Let’s travel back in time to June 2019. There’s no pandemic, no obvious economic crisis worldwide, and we’re all ready for a great summer ahead. 

Number of job applications in Estonia in 2019 vs 2020
When we look at the tables, three points catch the eye:

✅ The number of applications seems to have increased except for IT & Sysadmin and (Tech) Project Management positions. 

The stats also explain the ease of market competitiveness for the IT & Sysadmin sector as we mentioned above, which clearly means there’s a strong need for IT & Sysadmin candidates in Estonia nowadays! 🔊

✅ Software engineering has remained the most popular industry. 

✅ Marketing & PR & Media has taken third place from (Tech) Project Management.

Similar to most countries, Estonia has been hit hard by the pandemic, which has resulted in layoffs during the last 2 months. Although the tourism sector seems to have been affected the most, this doesn’t mean that the rest have been doing great. 😔

The numbers say that software engineering applications increased by more than 300% along with significant increases in Marketing & PR & Media and Sales & Business Development compared to last year. 

The high increase can be explained by the layoffs and also the never changing popularity of Estonia when it comes to software engineering. 

Meanwhile, the Finance sector has seen a relatively low increase in the number of applications, winning 5th place over the IT & Sysadmin industry in 2020. 💰

Who are the companies hiring with MeetFrank?

MeetFrank welcomes dozens of new companies every week, and it’s great to see that our family is growing very fast.

To give you a better understanding of the companies we’re in collaboration with, we’ll share some interesting stats about the MeetFrank family with you in this section.

👉Let’s start with the company type. Our database shows that the Estonia-based companies are mostly startups and corporations. With its vibrant ecosystem for startups, this doesn’t come as a surprise, does it? 😊

type of Estonia-based companies

👉SaaS, software engineering, FinTech, finance, consultancy, enterprise software, e-commerce, and Analytics & Big Data make up the majority of the industries. We’re telling you, it’s the age of data. 🖥💪

industries of Estonia-based companies

👉 Most Estonian companies have from 11 to 50 employees and the second biggest group is in the 51-200 range

size of Estonia-based companies

The majority have revenues of below 1M, followed by companies with a revenue of 1M to 3M. 💰

Remote Job Offers Per Specialty in Mid-June

In this section, we’ll highlight remote job offers per specialty in mid-June and discuss the stats from different angles.

Now that Estonia’s getting ready to put the digital nomad visa into practice, more opportunities are on the way for remote workers. 👯

remote job offers in Estonia

As of today, companies are mostly interested in remote software engineers and secondly, sales & business development professionals. This also relates to the high number of job applications in these sectors compared to last year.

However, the Design, Customer Support, HR & Recruitment, and Data & Analytics industries seem to be preferring face-to-face collaboration. (For now. 👀)

As of today, there is no demand for remote teams in the Administration & Office and Logistics & Supply industries in Estonia

Let’s have a look at the latest remote job openings:

Welcome to the MeetFrank family!

🔊 Meet our new members: Aalto Eesti OÜ, Qstep logiciel OÜ, and Velström Vallner Tohver OÜ! Have a look at the latest job openings to find your dream job sooner than you expect:

 

 

 

June News From the Lithuanian Job Market

June News From the Lithuanian Job Market

This article is based on data from MeetFrank Job Market Insights. For additional and per-track reports, visit this page.

On June 16, Lithuania saw its last day in lockdown. Now the country’s getting ready to open up again like most countries in Europe. 🎉

Despite its relatively low coronavirus rates, the Lithuanian job market has been hit by the pandemic, which we explored through the decreasing number of job openings in our latest blog article

Wondering what has changed in the past 2 weeks? Want to learn more about job openings and market competitiveness? 🤓

🔊 Spoiler alert: Let’s dive into the world of stats from the Lithuanian job market. Now, it’s the rising star of remote job opportunities, which welcomes talent from around the world. 🌍

Job Market Overview: May vs June

At the beginning of June, the number of active job openings was down by about 22% in the Lithuanian job market.

So, here is what has changed in the past few weeks. The number of job openings has decreased by approximately 24%. 📉

active job openings in Lithuania

There has been a very slight decrease in the number of job applications. This doesn’t quite cover the drop in the openings. 

number of job applications in Lithuania

Despite the decrease in the number of job openings at the beginning of June, finding a job is almost at the ‘OK-level’ in Lithuania.

market competitiveness in Lithuania

Unlike in Estonia, design candidates have more opportunities in this market. If you’re a designer and looking for a job in Lithuania, the chances are you may get one in the near future.

The Marketing & PR & Media professionals are in a tight spot. Sadly, it’s challenging for them to find a job in the Lithuanian job market nowadays. 👀

historical salaries in Lithuania

Similar to Estonia and Finland, offered salaries are higher than expected salaries in Lithuania. 📈

There has been a decrease in expected salaries, whereas companies don’t seem to have made any changes in their offerings lately. 

Job Applications in the Top 6 Specialties in June 2020 vs 2019

In the past few months, we’ve been discussing the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and the economic aftershock. 🌍😷

What about ‘before corona’ times? What were the stats for job applications in the top 6 specialties last year in the Lithuanian job market? 🤔

the number of job applications in Lithuania in 2019 vs 2020

Let’s start with 3 key points:

✅ Similar to Estonia and Finland, the Software Engineering industry has seen a significant increase in the number of job applications.

✅ But in Lithuania, this industry doesn’t rank in first place. Apparently, sales & business development job seekers are the most active group in Lithuania nowadays.

✅Unlike Estonia and Finland, one industry has made a huge leap in the number of job applications: Marketing & PR & Media. This could be either related to the recent layoffs or the growing interest in the sector.

Compared to the number of applications submitted in mid-June 2019, all industries saw more interest from job seekers. 

This may be related to the recent layoffs due to the pandemic and also the growing interest in the Lithuanian job market.

Who are the companies hiring with MeetFrank?

In this section, we will learn more about the company profiles on MeetFrank. Get ready to find out more about Lithuania-based companies!

✅ As of today, there are 121 Lithuania-based companies looking for talent on MeetFrank. The number is increasing every month. 📈

✅ Unlike Estonia and Finland, they are mostly corporations and consultancy companies. If your dream job is at a big corporate name, then Lithuania might be ‘the’ place! 🙏

Lithuania-based company type

✅ So, what sectors are these companies operating in? If you have gone through our Estonia and Finland reports, you’ll already know the answer. As of today, software engineering, SaaS, technology, consultancy, and enterprise software make up the Top 5 there. 

The answer is the same for Lithuania as well. 👍

industries of Lithuania-based companies

✅ The Lithuania-based companies generally have 11 to 50 employees. This range is similar to those of Estonia and Finland. 

size of Lithuania-based companies

Remote Job Offers By Specialty in Mid-June

Due to the pandemic, not only have more job interviews become online, but the number of remote openings has significantly increased. 📈

This fact applies to Lithuania as well. Did you know that Lithuania-based companies are offering more and more remote jobs nowadays?🔎

remote job offers in Lithuania

When it comes to remote job offers, the champions remain the same as for Estonia and Finland—software engineers. 🖥 

It seems software engineers will be the new digital nomads, following in the footsteps of design and advertising people. 🛩

Professionals from the Sales & Business Development, Design, (Tech) Project Management, and Marketing & PR & Media industries are next in line with an increasing number of remote job offers. 

Looking for a remote job? Interested in working for a Lithuania-based company? Here you go:

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June News From the Global Job Market

June News From the Global Job Market

This article is based on data from MeetFrank Job Market Insights. For additional and per-track reports, visit this page.

Last week’s recovery outlook articles showed that even though most countries in Europe are slowly opening up, the economy worldwide will still need some time to recover from the effects of the pandemic. 😷

But let’s keep our hopes high. 💪 There are still opportunities out there. Many companies are still open for global talent and are offering relocation packages. ✈

In this article, we’ll delve into the global stats along with companies open for remote talent and relocation.

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Job Market Overview: May vs June

Let’s start with the basics. 🚀

Out of 40,988 people open to relocation opportunities, approximately 9% of them are actively looking for a job. Due to the pandemic, some talent may still find it difficult to relocate.

amound of talent, number of job seekers and companies in the global

In the past 4 weeks, the number of job openings has dropped by 26%. 📉

global active job openings

Meanwhile, the number of job applications has slightly increased by mid-June. The openings and applications haven’t aligned yet. 

This might be related to both the current uncertainty in the economy and the usual “summer mode” stagnation . 

global job applications

When we look at historical gross salaries, we see that there has been a noticeable difference between the offered and expected salaries starting from December. Early on in this period, the expected salaries had increased significantly. 📈

historical salaries globally

The pandemic swapped things around in March. The gap between offered and expected salaries has kept widening, with offered salaries higher than expected salaries.

Feel free to make some adjustments to your modest salary expectations, dear job seekers. 😊

global market competitiveness

Nowadays, it’s challenging to find a job globally. It seems both companies and job seekers have some concerns about relocation in the post-pandemic recovery period. 

While it’s difficult for design candidates to find a job and relocate, it’s rather easier for IT & Sysadmin professionals to fulfill their career aspirations. 👀

What about the most in demand skills globally?

globally most in demand skills
Have experience in Backend Development, Full-stack Development and/or JavaScript? Well, the chances are you can find a job and relocate more easily than your peers. 💪

Now, let’s move on to the following section and see how the trends in job applications have changed in the past year. 

Job Applications in the Top 6 Specialties in June 2020 vs 2019

In this section, we will compare the number of job applications in the top 6 specialties in June 2020 with those of June 2019. 

Our goal is to see how the pandemic and subsequent changes in the economy have shaped the career path of job seekers. 

the number of job applications globally in 2019 vs 2020

Here are the main takeaways from the stats above:

✅ The number of job applications has increased in all industries worldwide.

Software engineering saw the highest number of applications. Looking at the stats from Estonia, Lithuania, and Finland, we can now say that these 3 countries have been affected by the global trend. 

Software engineers have been the most active group so far. 🏅

✅ Globally, job seekers looking for Sales & Business Development and Marketing & PR & Media opportunities have almost doubled.

✅ The lowest increase has been in the number of applications for IT & Sysadmin roles. This matches with the stats from Estonia, Finland, and Lithuania, as IT & Syadmin has not been the most popular kid at school so far. 🤓

Who are the companies hiring with MeetFrank?

Every month, new companies are joining our family, thus giving us the chance to match the best talent with the best companies.

In this section, we’ll share some interesting facts about companies that choose to collaborate with us. 🤝

As of today, the MeetFrank family is working with mostly startups and corporate companies from Lithuania to Czechia, from Finland to the UK

company type globally

They are followed by SMBs and consultancy companies

company industries globally

The industries they are operating in are mostly software development, SaaS, technology, e-commerce, analytics & big data, FinTech, finance, and consultancy

company size globally

Overall, the company size is 11-50 people, followed by 51-200. This shows that not only startups or big corporations but also a wide range of companies are collaborating with MeetFrank. 

The majority of the companies are Estonian-based, followed by Finnish companies. And among them, there are 2 unicorns. 🦄

Remote Job Offers by Specialty in June 2020

Now is time to have a look at the remote job offers worldwide. 🌍

global remote job offers

The upward trend for software engineers continues. Globally, the highest number of job openings has been for engineers. Great times indeed to be a software person! 🤓

The Sales & Business Development industry seems to be open to remote workers too. As of today, the second highest number of remote offers have been in this sector. 

So, what about the ones that are not offering that many remote offers (for now)? 

Similar to Estonia, Lithuania, and Finland; companies operating in Administration & Office, Data & Analytics, and Logistics & Supply industries prefer working face-to-face globally. 👀

And here are the latest remote openings from the UK to Czechia

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