With major advances in technology over the past few decades, the way we live and work is transforming.
There are few industries who’ve yet to be disrupted by technology in some way, and the skills needed to succeed in the workplace are evolving alongside this transformation. In order to thrive and land great jobs in the future, we’ll have to develop marketable skills.
The World Economic Forum suggests we’re on the brink of the Fourth Industrial Revolution. Emerging technologies like artificial intelligence, robotics, 3D printing, self-driving cars, energy storage and quantum computing are turning into an unlimited tidal wave of possibilities for innovation. These changes and their effects on society will likely be unprecedented in human history, but it’s impossible to accurately predict their impact.
Along with these advancements will come shifts and challenges in the job market. With automation overtaking human production and labor across the vast majority of sectors, only time will tell if these same changes will create employment opportunities.
What we know for sure, is that there are certain skills that technology has yet to replace. And it’s possible to curate a powerful skill set that cannot be manufactured through algorithms just yet.
According to The World Economic Forum, below are the top skills required in 2020 in order for workers to stay current and to thrive.
Top 10 Job Skills in 2020
- Complex Problem Solving
- Critical Thinking
- People Management
- Coordinating with Others
- Emotional Intelligence
- Judgement and Decision Making
- Service Orientation
- Cognitive Flexibility
In order to stay relevant in today’s job market, there are several things you can do to develop your skill set. Check out our resources here!