Ok, so maybe you didn’t go to finest school. And maybe you didn’t major in business. You can still compete for that job you really want. In today’s job market, success is less about what you did in school and more about the skills you bring to the table. Are you a problem solver? More and more, potential employers are looking at soft skills to differentiate between qualified candidates. And problem solving is one of the most in-demand soft skills of them all.
Those of us just beginning our careers can be sure of one thing… the future workforce won’t look a lot like today’s. In fact, the skills that are in-demand today may be virtually irrelevant in just a few years.
So, what are the skills most likely to be in-demand in 2020?
To learn more about the essential job skills employers are looking for, take a look at this infographic from Execu|Search. It lays out the top ten soft skills currently in-demand in the job market. With this list in hand, you can begin to build and strengthen these skills to increase you value and improve your chances.
One of the hottest topics in career discussion today is the almost mythical skills gap. Despite what some people say, the skills gap, like climate change, is very real. It exists because Higher Education has fallen behind the needs of today’s businesses. As a result, many companies believe that new graduates do not possess the skills necessary for even entry level positions. If you graduated recently, you might be looking at your student debt and wondering what you spent all that money on.
Everyone wants to know what employers are really looking for, right? Knowing the skills and experience required is a crucial part of job preparedness.
After all, a job search is really an effort to sell yourself to an employer. And you can’t sell something if you don’t know what the buyer wants, or if you have it…