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 Amaning, Certified Talent Acquisition and Resourcing Professional at Vodafone Ghana, skills that employers are looking for can be split into two categories.
- Creativity and innovation
- Persuasion and negotiation
- 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.
- Block Chain
- Cloud Computing
- Analytical Reasoning
- Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning
- UI/UX Design
- Business Analysis
- Data Mining and Analytics
- Affiliate Marketing
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: