For many job seekers who celebrate Chinese New Year, the period after the festivities is usually prime time to embark on a fresh start and rejuvenate careers by searching for the dream job.

Despite the uncertainty surrounding the general job market, certain sectors are set for exponential growth in 2017. But which are the sectors with the highest growth in 2017?

In Indonesia, they would be real estate and e-commerce, reported the Michael Page 2017 Asia Salary and Employment Outlook.

Real estate

Due largely to Indonesia’s burgeoning status as an e-commerce hub, there will be plenty of activity in the logistics and warehouse sectors, which are predicted to be key growth areas for real estate in 2017.

Increasingly, developers, including those from China and Japan, are turning to secondary cities within the country to build more subsidised and low-cost housing to capture sales from low to middle-income segments.

Job seekers with experience in project management, planning, business development, operations and leasing will be sought after. Those switching between roles may expect salary increases of 15-20%.

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2017 will be a year of significant growth for the country’s digital sector. E-commerce companies are expected to seek candidates with strong digital skills and product knowledge, especially in fashion and electronics.

More traditional businesses in the fast-moving consumer goods, consumer and retail sectors are beginning to recognise the importance of going digital. Job seekers with experience in performance marketing, customer relationship management, search engine optimisation and analytics will be in high demand.

Those moving to new roles may receive between 20 and 30% increments, in addition to stock options, when they switch jobs.

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