15 Highly Important Skills You might want to Develop in 2020 Jan 17,2020

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Most times soft skills are under-rated from the company's growth point of view. Task-oriented skills are most demanded for the success and progress of any company or organization. But according to a Linkedin statement, companies will put more focus on soft skills also, as soft skills play a critical role in it.

Most times soft skills are under-rated from the company's growth point of view. Task-oriented skills are most demanded for the success and progress of any company or organization. But according to a Linkedin statement, companies will put more focus on soft skills also, as soft skills play a critical role in it.

Soft Skills that will be in demand in 2020:

1) Creativity

Creativity leads in terms of soft skills. An organization needs people who can bring creativity to the table and those who can approach the problem creatively. The field ranges from software development to digital marketing ads, from non-tech startup to opening up a brand new café.

2) Persuasion

Persuasion holds importance in soft skills because there should be someone who could give answers to 'Why'. HRs and recruiters lookout for candidates who can induce someone through proper reasoning. Candidates who have the ability to effectively communicate ideas and provide someone with a decent argument.

3) Collaboration

No project can be assigned to an individual. It takes a team to accomplish a goal. You should have that strength to work efficiently being a team and complement those who work with you in order to reach a goal.

4) Adaptability

Learning should be going on process. It should never stop. Having a positive attitude and open-mindedness to work with employees with any age count and adapting from them if they have something extra-ordinary.

5) Emotional Intelligence

Emotional Intelligence is a term that means the ability to respond to your own emotions and that of others. It is equally important that how you interact with your colleagues and here emotional intelligence comes in the picture.

Hard Skills that will be in demand in 2020:

1) Blockchain

Earlier, blockchain technology was used to support the use of crypto-currency. The technology brought a way to store, validate, authorize, and move data across the internet and it has evolved to securely store and send any digital asset. Hence, the ones who have this skill will be in high demand.

2) Cloud Computing

Many businesses are migrating to the cloud server. Top IT service providers are already running their companies on  the cloud and they demand a skilled candidate who can manage technical architecture, design, and maintenance of cloud systems.

3) Analytical Reasoning

Organizations are looking for candidates who can dive into the information and figure out some patterns from it. Information could be any, qualitative or quantitative.

4) Artificial Intelligence

Almost every one of us is familiar with the term AI. As AI is taking a huge turn as a technology and is applied in diverse sectors. AI is going to be in high demand for those who have the skill and the upcoming decade will be dominated by technology.

5) UI/UX Design

Consumers avoid using the application that has 'hard to navigate' user interface. IT companies need more expertise to help them ease the design of user interface in terms of user satisfaction and to make the mobile applications easy to use.

6) Business Analysis

Business analysis is a skill every professional should have, as most roles require the skill somewhere to take decisions.

7) Affiliate Marketing

Believe it or not, but affiliate marketing is not just about marketing other's products as a third party. It takes a strategy to perform affiliate marketing. As with the rise of social media, an affiliate is increasing rapidly and becoming a must-have hard skill. It leverages the company partnership that is targeted to a particular audience.

8) Sales

You will find it hard to look for a company that doesn't need a great salesperson. One who can manage the sales team, better understand the sales funnel, and drive the sales of the business up will be in demand in 2020.

9) Scientific Computing

If you are a data science enthusiast, machine learning enthusiast, then scientific computing should be one of the skills you might want to adapt. More professionals are needed to develop ML models, apply a statistical and analytical approach to large data sets using language like python, MATLAB, etcetera.

10)  Video Production and Editing

As per a study, in 2020, around 80% of internet traffic will be because of video content. Hence, companies will reach out to those who have enhanced video production skills and also those who know professional video editing.

 

These were some of the skills most technology-based companies will rush for. So, besides learning the task-oriented skills during the academic study, it has become equally important to have the soft skills to improve overall performance.

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