Ability to be a serial learner, develop trans-disciplinary intelligence and cross-cultural competency and being articulate over different media are the emerging skills required to future proof your career. Some roles like full stack web developer, social media strategist, marketing growth hacker, community & outreach manager and mobile UI/UX designer are the positions which did not exist after five years ago. Here is the list of four emerging skills employers want in candidates.
Learning skills: This is the most important skill you future employer looking for. Employers are looking for the candidates who will upgrade their skills as per the changing trends and technology. Experts predict that your knowledge and skills of today could become redundant five years from now because of changing technologies. They’re looking for ‘serial’ learners.
Trans-disciplinary intelligence: Employers are looking for the people who can comprehend multiple perspectives and process many sources of information to derive solutions. In other words, the adage ‘jack of all trades and master of none’ has become a very desirable candidate trait!
Cross-cultural competency: Cross cultural competency skills has long been a good-to-have skill, it is nearly a prerequisite now. It is important to adopt cross cultural competency skills to get to for a long term career. The candidate’s ability to deal creatively with diverse groups of people and achieve synergy is going to be valued highly in the market.
Communication over different media: A decade ago, official communication happened over phone or email. Today smartphones play key role in communication at all times. A candidate’s ability to deal over multiple media such as email, Skype, SMS, and even WhatsApp has become a crucial skill.