5 skills employers will be looking for

1.Data skills

As companies increasingly rely on big data in their most critical decisions, it’s clear that data science and data analytics skills are becoming more important.

  • Business analyst
  • Data scientist
  • Marketer

2. Artificial intelligence

Artificial intelligence (AI) is quickly changing just about every aspect of how we live our lives, and our working lives certainly aren’t exempt from this.

  • Machine learning engineer
  • Business intelligence analyst
  • UI designer

3. Blockchain

Afew years ago, only a handful of companies employed blockchain developers. Today, blockchain knowledge is one of the hottest tech skills on the market. Human resources professionals might think their relationship with blockchain begins and ends with recruiting tech-savvy employees. But as more HR-focused blockchain tools hit the market, that won’t be the case for long. Blockchain topped LinkedIn’s 2020 list of the most in-demand hard skills in 2020. While most people’s first association with blockchain will be Bitcoin, the technology’s potential business applications are far wider.

  • Blockchain engineer
  • Legal counsellor
  • UX designer

4. Emotional Intelligence

More and more leaders are coming to believe that an employer’s EQ is more important than his or her IQ in regards to running a business and managing people well. An employer who has a high EQ has the ability to forge relationships, understand others, make employees feel emotionally safe, and inspire loyalty.

5. Creativity

Creativity is regularly identified as a key skill for the future. It’s important to note that this does not apply only to ‘creative’ professions, but is relevant across industries and functions.

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