In-Demand Skills That Employers Are Currently Looking For And Where To Learn Them

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Things could be better, and there could be more well-paying jobs for new graduates, but we know that’s not the case. So as a graduate, you need to focus on acquiring the skills that are in demand; those skills that tend to be more hirable.

According to Nicholas Kwabena AmaningCertified Talent Acquisition and Resourcing Professional at Vodafone Ghana, skills that employers are looking for can be split into two categories.

Soft Skills:

  • Creativity and innovation
  • Persuasion and negotiation
  • Collaboration
  • Adaptability
  • Emotional Intelligence

These skills usually can’t be measured on paper, so the way to get across to an employer that you actually possess any of them, is during the interview stage. Use practical examples from your past where you exhibited those skills, even if you have to draw from experiences that happened when you were in school.

Hard Skills:

  • Block Chain
  • Cloud Computing
  • Analytical Reasoning
  • Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning
  • UI/UX Design
  • Business Analysis
  • Sales
  • Data Mining and Analytics
  • Affiliate Marketing
  • IOT

The hard skills on the list above all involve a degree of technicality and to learn them it’ll require a time/effort commitment. The good thing though is that they can be learnt online and you can also get certifications online.

These are some websites where you can start learning:

Coursera.org, Udemy.com, Scrimba.com, Khanacademy.org.

Source: Kuulpeeps.com

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