July 31, 2020

Job Skills Post COVID-19

A question that many of us ask ourselves is "What are the skills that organizations are looking for while hiring?" However, this question should now include “post-Coronavirus.”

In the recently released LinkedIn Learning 2020 Workplace Learning Report, LinkedIn analysed data to map the 15 most in-demand skills. The skills are categorized into “Soft Skills” and “Hard Skills”

Here is the list of skills that LinkedIn provided:

The top 5 most in-demand soft skills are: 

  1. Creativity

  2. Persuasion

  3. Collaboration

  4. Adaptability

  5. Emotional Intelligence

The top 10 most in-demand hard skills are: 

  1. Blockchain

  2. Cloud Computing

  3. Analytical Reasoning

  4. Artificial Intelligence

  5. UX Design

  6. Business Analysis

  7. Affiliate Marketing

  8. Sales

  9. Scientific Computing

  10. Video Production

In a more recent report by Forbes, Bernard Marr shares 9 job skills to succeed in a post-COVID-19 world. Because of the extreme changes companies and employees went through during the pandemic, requirements have shifted, and the skills that weren’t necessarily on the checklist have made it to the top. It is unlikely for things to back to the way they were after such drastic changes.

Here is the Forbes skill list:

  1. Adaptability and Flexibility

  2. Tech intelligence

  3. Creativity & Innovation

  4. Data Literacy

  5. Critical Thinking

  6. Digital and Coding Skills

  7. Leadership

  8. Emotional Intelligence

  9. Commit to a Lifetime of Learning

Those skills are easy to research, and a variety of courses or workshops are available online so you can start building an improved version of yourself that is ready for a post-COVID-19 world.

Jade N. Kfoury

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