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Futureproof Your Working Life success, according to new research

Futureproof Your Working Life success, according to new researchEmployers 2019 are looking for a combination of both hard and soft skills, according to an analysis from business networking site LinkedIn. However, 57% of senior leaders today say soft skills are more important than hard skills.

The soft skills that companies have the highest demand for, are firstly, creativity. This is the number one skill since as robots are optimizing yesterday’s solutions, creative humans are developing future solutions. Second is persuasion, to buy a product, service or concept, to make others follow your path. Collaboration is number 3 of the soft skills in order to add more value than the sum of the people involved.

The hard skills that are required most by the employers 2019 are 1. Cloud Computing 2. Artificial Intelligence 3. Analytical reasoning 4. People Management 5. UX design. “The findings chime with the World Economic Forum’s Future of Jobs report, which concluded that “human” skills like originality, initiative and critical thinking are likely to increase in value as technology and automation advances.” Source: World Economic Forum  


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