A study was done that analyzed job posts on social media. After analyzing these posts it was found that employers are looking for workers with both soft skills and hard technical skills. Here are five of the most in-demand soft skills wanted by employers in 2019.
Creativity– A lot of employers want their employees to use the five-step process for creativity. The process includes objective finding, data gathering, problem design, ideation, and selection. Once you understand your role and include this five-step process, this will generate the most effective solutions. Creativity isn’t a rare skill. Everyone is creative in their own way. Using this five-stop process will help you organize your creativity and how to pursue it to your job or project.
Persuasion– Many think persuasion is about manipulation or getting things how you want it. No. Persuasion is about making sure your best ideas get a fair hearing. Your persuasion has a lot to do with how you communicate as well. Persuasion skills help you in order to establish credibility when meeting new people and also with communicating with authority.
Collaboration– To many, collaboration can be difficult and almost scary. Sometimes it even involved complexities of human beings. There is a saying that says “Teamwork makes the dream work”. I believe this to be very true. Most employers encourage employees to collaborate with other employees to produce or create something. You can dissect collaboration in three parts:
New definition on collaboration: Two or more people working together towards shared goals.
- Two or more people (team)
- Working together (processes)
- Towards shared goals (purpose)
Adaptability– Adaptability is the quality of being able to adjust to new conditions. In some instances, your workplace may change constantly. Your adaptability is looked at due to the positive outcomes that follow, such as work performance, work attitude, and ability to handle stress. Employees that display high adaptive performance tend to have more advantages in career opportunities.
Time Management– Time management is different for everyone and each person has their own strategy. To create your optimal workday, you must consider many factors, including the nature of your job, the level of interaction you have with others, and your personal preferences. The four benefits of time management is stress relief, you have more time, more opportunities, and it gives you the ability to realize goals.