Blockchain is No. 1 and EQ is on the list. What skills are needed to find a job in 2020?

Author: Deanna (Lazzaroni) Pate

Source: Linkedin

Translator: Arvin

Production: Blockchain Base Camp

With the advent of 2020, what kind of talents or qualities and skills can we have to stand out in 2020, find a satisfactory job, or become a star employee of the company?

Recently, a report from LinkedIn showed us the overall trend of skills demand in the job market in 2020. The report lists five soft skills: creativity, persuasion, cooperation, adaptability, and emotional intelligence.

In addition, LinkedIn also listed 10 most needed hard skills in the market, including blockchain, cloud computing, analytical reasoning, artificial intelligence, UX design, business analysis, affiliate marketing, sales, scientific computing, and video production.

Whatever your goals for 2020, understanding and learning the skills below will help you stand out from your next opportunity.

Soft skills most needed by businesses in 2020

The popular soft skills you need to know for 2020 are as follows:

Soft skills are essential interpersonal skills. They promote or undermine our ability to get things done and take advantage of new opportunities in our current work.

The top items in this year's soft skills list include creativity, collaboration, persuasion, and emotional intelligence, all of which demonstrate how we work with others and come up with new ideas. Of the five soft skills that are most in demand, four have maintained their number one position year after year, which further proves that these skills are necessary and they are likely to remain the most important skills of the star employees the company wants.

Changes in the list of most needed soft skills show that companies are attracting people with interpersonal and human-centric skills. "Time management" is a task-oriented skill that no longer appears at the top of soft skills. "Emotional intelligence" takes its place. Although task-oriented skills are critical to our success at work, data shows that employers value our ability to work well with colleagues.

The 5 most popular soft skills are:

1.Creativity-same as 2019

Organizations need people in all business roles, from software engineering to HR, to be creative in solving problems and tasks. So focus on improving your ability to implement new ideas in 2020.

Persuasion-same as 2019

Leaders and hiring managers value people who can explain "why." To advance your career, it is in their best interest to improve your ability to communicate ideas effectively and convince your colleagues and stakeholders to follow their leadership.

3.Cooperation-same as 2019

High-performance teams can accomplish more than any individual, and any organization knows this. Understand your strengths and learn how to complement your colleagues to achieve common goals.

4.Adaptability-same as 2019

The only constant in life and business is change. To stand out in 2020, embrace the reality and make sure to be positive and open-minded, especially in stressful situations.

5. EQ-New List

Emotional intelligence is the ability to perceive, evaluate, and respond to one's own emotions and the emotions of others. For this year's most sought-after list of skills, the new knowledge is the need for emotional intelligence, which underscores the importance of effective response and interaction with colleagues.

Hard skills most needed by businesses in 2020

The hot 2020 skills you need to know are as follows:

Although the soft skills that are most in demand are all about how we work together, the hard skills that are most in need are those that change what we do.

Many of these skills will continue to develop rapidly. For example, this year, blockchain has not only included top-level skills for the first time, but also topped the list-highlighting people's awareness and demand that the skills will be increasingly widely used.

Trending data also shows that data-based decision-making skills, such as business analytics, are up ten places from last year and are critical to today's workforce. As companies continue to collect and analyze more data than ever before, they need people who can help interpret and act on that data to drive business growth.

The top ten hard skills needed are:

1.Blockchain-New List

Blockchain was born in 2009 to support the use of cryptocurrencies. However, the novel methods of blockchain for storing, verifying, authorizing, and moving data on the Internet have evolved to securely store and send any digital asset. There are very few professionals with this skill, so demand is quite strong.

2. Cloud computing-down 1 place

Today, companies are built and run on the cloud. They need people with cloud computing skills to help them drive the technology architecture, design and delivery of cloud systems like Microsoft Azure.

3.Analytical reasoning-same as 2019

Data has become the foundation of every business. Companies need to be able to understand this and find the people who can make the best decisions for the company.

4.Artificial intelligence-down 2 places

Artificial intelligence (AI) enhances the capabilities of human resources. People who can leverage AI, machine learning, and natural language processing capabilities will help organizations provide more relevant, personalized, and innovative products and services.

5.UX design-same as 2019

It seems that the average range of attention of consumers is decreasing year by year, and they have almost no patience for unintuitive products. Organizations need more expertise to help them build more people-centric products and experiences.

6. Business analysis-up 10 places

Business analysis is the most important skill improvement on our list. This is one of the few hard skills that every professional should possess, as most positions require a certain level of business analysis to make a decision.

7. Affiliate Marketing-New List

With the decline of traditional advertising and the rise of social media, affiliate marketing is rapidly emerging as an essential skill. Affiliate marketing leverages a company's partners or influencers to target specific user groups.

8.Sales-same as 2019

You can hardly find a company that doesn't need good sales people who can effectively manage the sales team, understand the sales rules, work with cross-functional partners and improve the sales level of the business.

9.Scientific computing-up 3 places

Data science professionals, engineers, software architects, and others all need scientific computing skills. The company needs more professionals to develop machine learning models and apply statistical and analytical methods to large data sets using programs such as Python MATLAB.

10. Video production-down 3 places

Consumers have an unsatisfactory appetite for video content, so it makes sense to keep video production a priority for the company. Cisco estimates that video will account for 82% of global Internet traffic by 2022.