How to score an InterviewSeptember 25, 2020
Have you ever wondered what the world would be like in the post-coronavirus era? Well, no one knows for sure, but one thing is certain, the workplace will never be the same again. The world was already changing rapidly but the pandemic accelerated it. So, let’s take a look at the skills companies will highly demand from now on:
- Adaptability and Flexibility: As we have seen, things can change really fast and then the one who survives is the one who adapts. Under these circumstances, there will not be many “jobs for life” and companies will search for the ones who can be flexible and update their skills and knowledge often.
- Tech Savviness: During the pandemic most companies were forced to transform digitally. This was the only way for them to survive. Truth be told, digital technologies help companies become more resilient to future disruptions. Thus, anyone that knows how to exploit these technologies will be in a great position.
- Creativity & Innovation: These skills were always important and helped companies thrive. Now, they are more necessary than ever as they are the only way out of dead end situations like the COVID-19 outbreak.
- Data Literacy: Data is precious and help predict future disruptions. Companies that understand business trends and customer needs are ready to respond in the right way. Thus, professionals who know how to exploit data will be more appealing than ever to employers.
- Critical thinking: A skill that has always been essential but hard to find. People who can objectively evaluate information from different sources and decide what they should do, are people that a company can rely on. This is a must when it comes to outbreaks and disruptions and so professionals who can think critically will be head and shoulders above the others.
- Digital and Coding Skills: Most organizations were forced to turn digital during the pandemic. Right now, almost every company out there has digital presence. Therefore, professionals with skills like coding, web development and digital marketing will become crucial for the future of every business. Even in the unfortunate event of an outbreak, businesses that have digital presence can keep running even when in-person business is impossible.
- Lifetime Learning: According to the World Economic Forum, in five years from now, one third of the skills that are considered as essential today will change. The only way to stay in the job market is keep on learning. Professionals need to improve continuously and update their expertise in this fast changing world.