LinkedIn is not just a social network, but a real storehouse of knowledge and analytics. If only because they offer users not to limit their characteristics to the scope. The platform provides 50,000+ professional characteristics (hard skills), of which the person himself determines the actual ones for him.
Based on its research, LinkedIn came up with the following rule: personal characteristics (soft skills) are more important for a successful career than hard skills. They will never lose relevance and they will not be replaced by artificial intelligence. Any recruiting agency will confirm that in 8 cases out of 10, the founder of the company from the pool of worthy candidates will choose the manager who will be pleasant and understandable to him as a person.
Top 5 LinkedIn 2019 soft skills:
Creativity. In order not to sink in the information noise, you need to be different and be able to look at ordinary things in a new way. Now this is true not only for marketers, but also for other professions.
Persuasiveness. A good negotiator is worth its weight in gold.
Flexibility: easily integrating into the team, quickly changing and open to innovations.
Team player. People-orchestras are no longer popular, now each employee is doing his own thing. What are especially glad for both recruiters and applicants themselves 🙂
Self-organization and friendship with time. The world of employment is changing. Often, experts themselves determine the shortlist of tasks, build a schedule and close it, without reference to the office.
With hard skills, things are a little more complicated. They belong to different professions, but if you try to combine them by similarity, then students of the last courses should already know more about today:
Cloud technology, especially for future engineers
Artificial intelligence training, in particular speech recognition