The 10 most in-demand skills of 2019, according to LinkedIn, The United States is currently experiencing one of the tightest labor markets in history and many say that the country is currently facing a skills gap. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the U.S. currently has over 7 million unfilled jobs.
This tight labor market has led many companies to become more open-minded when considering candidates. Companies including Google, Apple, IBM and Bank of America no longer require applicants to have a college degree.
Instead of emphasizing the need for specific titles and experience, organizations are shifting towards a focus on the skills that a potential employee may bring. At tech companies like Facebook, this is especially true.
The 5 most in-demand soft skills in 2019
5. Time Management
Time management is the process of planning and exercising conscious control of time spent on specific activities, especially to increase effectiveness, efficiency, and productivity.
Adaptability in the workplace is when an employee can be flexible and have the ability to adapt to changing work conditions. Staying calm means not folding under pressure when something changes or a problem occurs. Developing a solution is being able to come up with a plan when there is a problem.
Collaboration is the process of two or more people or organizations working together to complete a task or achieve a goal. Collaboration is similar to cooperation. Most collaboration requires leadership, although the form of leadership can be social within a decentralized and egalitarian group.
Persuasion is an umbrella term of influence. Persuasion can attempt to influence a person’s beliefs, attitudes, intentions, motivations, or behaviors.
Creativity is a phenomenon whereby something new and somehow valuable is formed. The created item may be intangible or a physical object.
The 5 most in-demand hard skills in 2019
5. UX Design
User experience design is the process of enhancing user satisfaction with a product by improving the usability, accessibility, and pleasure provided in the interaction with the product.
4. People Management
The most difficult part of any manager’s job is people management These tasks can include the following: compensation, hiring, performance management, organization development, safety, wellness, benefits, employee motivation, communication, administration, and training.
3. Analytical Reasoning
Analytical reasoning refers to the ability to look at information, be it qualitative or quantitative in nature, and discern patterns within the information.
2. Artificial Intelligence
In computer science, artificial intelligence, sometimes called machine intelligence, is intelligence demonstrated by machines, in contrast to the natural intelligence displayed by humans and other animals.
1. Cloud Computing
Cloud computing is shared pools of configurable computer system resources and higher-level services that can be rapidly provisioned with minimal management effort, often over the Internet.