Organizations have begun to rethink on how they design jobs, organize work and plan for future growth.
The era has come where you are no longer asked to show your never ending list of experience or educational qualifications.
The tight labor market that is present in this ever growing world has led employers to rethink their strategies. Instead of focusing on the need for specific experience and qualifications, companies have shifted to take SKILLS into consideration.
In her most recent interview to CNBC, Janelle Gale, Facebook’s Vice President of Human Resource said “ Skills really matter the most”.
If you wish to land your dream jobs, its time to focus on your skills in addition to your experience and educational qualifications and apply.
According to a recent analysis by LinkedIn, here are some of the Skills that companies look for in 2019.
The 5 most In-Demand Soft Skills in 2019:
Creatively thinking minds are not just restricted to the creative industry. Every industry requires this amazing trait that will lift you from just an employee to an exceptional one.
With the coming of the Digital Age, Creative skills have become very much in demand. Employers have begun to move away from looking for compliance to looking for creativity. They are always on the look-out for creatively thinking minds, that will be an asset to the future of their establishment.
In 2019, do not forget to keep your brain sharp and add ‘creativity’ to your Resume.
You cannot force someone to do what they don’t want, instead the act of persuasion is to get them to want what you want.
High self-esteem and good emotional intelligence are the general skills of a good persuader. You need to be a great listener and a good communicator to be a good persuader or influencer. Organizational skills, Strategic thinking and action planning are among others. Industries are on a look-out for candidates with extraordinary Persuasion skills.
Collaboration is simply, team-work taken to a higher-level. It leads to a more productive way of getting tasks completed and goals achieved.
Collaboration is a needed skill to achieve greater success for every company. It is a much sought after attribute in potential employees. Being a team-player will enhance your chances of getting hired.
Adaptability is the trait that helps identify how one will respond to change. “High adaptability means more business”.
An employee should always be flexible and have the ability to adapt to the changing work conditions. An adaptable employee will always be an excellent team-player.
Time management is very important for Career Success.
Like the old Chinese proverb says, ‘no amount of gold will buy you time that has passed”.
Every millisecond of well-managed time adds to the success of an organization. Being efficient at work is all about managing your time well and efficiency is what employers love to see in their employees.
2019 is going to be a year in which you will witness a lot of changes in Job trends , hiring trends… Be prepared to be adaptable to any changes.
“The future is theirs, who can ADAPT to the changing trends, CREATIVELY and PERSUADING their way by COLLABORATING with their peers and efficiently MANAGING THEIR TIME.”