Every job requires different skill sets, but there are some important skills that will become more important considering the current digital era and the current Covid-19 outbreak has changed skills sets that are in high demand rapidly. With everything that gets replaced with time many former in demand skills that are being replaced by software and artificial intelligence, however there are some skills that will remain important and some are new in high demand in 2020 – Let’s review them together!
2020’s Top Soft Skills
1. Negotiation skill
No question asked for this as humans are generally good with in social interaction however business negotiations are both an art and a science. Gaining skills in this fundamental aspect of management and leadership will ensure you achieve the best outcome possible in business, and in life. Learning
techniques to gain influence in different scenarios and giving you chance to be an expert in negotiating. You will develop new capabilities, becoming the kind of negotiator who can capitalize on strengths while leveraging the perspectives of others around the table and might be help when changing jobs and earning a well deserved increase in salary if you play your cards right.
2. Cognitive flexibility
As Stephen Hawking famously said “Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change.” Cognitive flexibility refers to the mental ability to switch between thinking about two different concepts, and to think about multiple concepts simultaneously. Cognitive flexibility is usually described as one of the executive functions. You can practice the skill by always expanding your interests, reading outside your comfort zone, and embracing people who challenge your world views, and never saying NO to new tasks that you have never done before. This can definitely advance your career altogether with your life in general.
3. Emotional Intelligence
Emotional intelligence or “EI” is the ability to understand and operate your own emotions, and those of the people around you. People with a high degree of emotional intelligence know what they are feeling, what their emotions mean, and how these emotions can affect other people. Embracing the nuances of human emotion in the workplace can have practical benefits, such as better collaboration among employees and a happier workplace.
2020’s top hard skills
1. Artificial Intelligence
AI is the highest trend for companies to look at AI through the lens of business capabilities rather than technologies. AI can support three important business needs: automating business processes, gaining insight through data analysis, and engaging with customers and employees.
2. Affiliated marketing
Affiliate marketing is the process by which an affiliate earns a commission for marketing another person’s or company’s products. The affiliate simply searches for a product they enjoy, then promotes that product and earns a piece of the profit from each sale they make.
User experience design skill has emerged not so long ago. People from various backgrounds work in this field: visual designers, psychologists, developers, architects. No single well-defined pathway leads to a career in UX. This results from UX being an umbrella term comprising various jobs and tasks. This means employers have different needs as well when they look for employees. Learning how to research, interpret, conceptualize, and design interfaces that create more holistic and interconnected user experiences.
4. Video Production
This is a matter of new rising generation, the key to gen Z is video content. Video has come to rule all the social media channels. It is a deeper form of content than just text or photos and it is more versatile as well. If you are interested in the aesthetics, you can watch with the volume
off. If it is the content you care about, you can listen without watching. Whatever your preference, you have options with video. The popularity of video is also giving companies incentives to create more video content. Marketers, influencers, news sites, and anyone else who wants to deliver a message to the next consumer generation – which also happens to be the most diverse in history – is going to have to invest in video content.
To summarize, no matter what skill you would like to acquire, those people who have a growth mindset, are adept at experimenting and learning from mistakes, as well as have a sense of curiosity will be highly desired in 2020 and the rest of you life.
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