The new year can be a great opportunity to make a change, face a new challenge or expand your horizons. In terms of employment, this could mean accessing a new industry or even embarking on a new career. However, in a competitive job market, how can you maximize your chances of success?
How about focusing on the competencies that companies seek? In recent years, LinkedIn has been detecting annually the capabilities most needed by companies and recently published its conclusions for 2019. Using the data collected through its website on the most demanded capabilities compared to the existing offer, the team LinkedIn reduced the capacities, estimated at 50,000, to a list of 30 that are most in demand (5 “soft” and 25 “hard”).
The soft skills that companies seek remain relatively consistent from one year to the next, although, as our world becomes more and more digital, its importance is growing:
Creativity, Persuasion, Collaboration, Adaptability
The hard skills
As expected, the list is dominated by skills related to technology and the digital domain, but there are also some more traditional ones:
Cloud computing, Artificial intelligence, Analytical reasoning, Mobile application development, Video production, Sales management, Translation,
Audio production, Business analysis, Journalism