Creativity and Blockchain the most in-demand soft & hard skills respectively for 2020

While task-oriented skills remain critical for success at work, employers are giving equal importance to soft skills that play a critical role

Creativity and Blockchain the most in-demand soft & hard skills respectively for 2020 - CIO&Leader

Companies are inclined towards talent with interpersonal and people-oriented skills, according to this year’s most in-demand soft skills list, provided by LinkedIn. While task-oriented skills remain critical for success at work, the data shows that employers are giving equal importance to soft skills that play a critical role. As a result, Emotional Intelligence is the new entry to this year’s top soft skills list. Creativity, collaboration, persuasion and adaptability continues to be the top four most in demand soft skills year or year, reinforcing these skills as evergreen.

Among hard skills, Blockchain is new entrant and has made it to the top most in demand hard skill. This is indicative of increasing awareness and demand for its wider – and lucrative use – that help securely store and send any digital asset. The small supply of professionals who have this skill are in high demand.

Below is the list that dives into top five soft skills and ten hard skills that employers need most in 2020:

Top 5 Soft Skills

  1. Creativity
  2. Persuasion
  3. Collaboration
  4. Adaptability
  5. Emotional Intelligence

Top 10 Hard Skills

  1. Blockchain
  2. Cloud Computing
  3. Analytical Reasoning
  4. Artificial Intelligence
  5. UX Design
  6. Business Analysis
  7. Affiliate Marketing
  8. Sales
  9. Scientific Computing
  10. Video Production

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