Economist sees loss of glamour in paper qualifications post-Covid-19

PETALING JAYA: An economist predicts that the post-Covid-19 era will see the thriving of people with entrepreneurship and artistic talents and the erosion of demand for jobseekers who depend only on paper qualifications.

Ahamed Kameel Mydin Meera, the managing director of a consulting group, told FMT he could foresee skills in e-business, home-based businesses, agriculture and entertainment being in demand.

Noting that people with culinary skills were already making money teaching others to cook on YouTube, he said: “One does not need any paper qualification to do that. Your viewers will judge you. That’s your qualification.”

He said many businesses would either scale down their operations or close permanently.

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