Its 2019 people and employers are looking for new skills and talents!
The skills are both hard and soft, trust me every extra skill makes a difference. It keeps you ahead of the curve.
Trends and changes in the job market across different industries contribute to the demand for different skills.
You will notice that in the middle and towards the end of 2018 certain roles requiring certain skills became suddenly rampant and the urgency seemed to be on an all-time high.
So, if you have been looking for a job in 2018 and never found one, consider adding/learning the following new skills. They might just turn your life around.
This trend is likely to persist across the better part of 2019.
This article is a prediction, based on data, of the hard and soft skills that will be in high demand in 2019.
This is not to say that other hard and soft skills that have always had a relatively high demand in the job market will suddenly disappear.
The demand for the skills we are talking about is a trend that is fresh and likely here to stay.
So, yes, even though Accounting skills will still be in high demand in 2019, other skills that used to take the back burner will now share in the limelight too.
Hard Skills in High Demand in 2019
Below are some of the hard skills you should expect to see many job opportunities about;
1. Artificial Intelligence
2. UX Design
3. Mobile Application Development
4. Sales Leadership
5. Social Media Marketing
6. Business & Market Analysis
7. People and Talent Management
8. Digital Marketing
9. Competitive Strategies
10. Customer Management Systems
11. Data Science
12. Corporate Communications
13. Software Testing
14. Analytical Reasoning
15. Graphic Design
Soft skills are the not-so-tangible skills that are a bit more hard to quantify.
They include qualities like personality types, social skills, etiquette, listening skills, emotional intelligence among others.
Below are the soft skills likely to be high in demand in 2019;
6. Work Ethic
9. Time Management
10. Interpersonal Skills
How to Leverage on Your Skills
As the job market landscape keeps changing, there is a definite shift to skills associated with technology and brand storytelling.
It is true that the only constant thing is change. This means as time goes by we are likely to see skills fall in and out of favor, while others maintain a steady demand; especially those in conventional industries like medicine.
So take advantage of this knowledge and see how you can improve your chances of landing a new job by acquiring a new skill in the new year. Also, list your skills on your CV in a clear and simple format.
This article was first published at BrighterMonday, here