The top 10 skills you need to land a job right now, according to LinkedIn

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The secret to standing out in your job search isn’t just dazzling an interviewer or crafting the perfect follow-up email — the first step toward landing your dream job is honing your skills.

“Skills are the most important factor when it comes to landing a job right now,” LinkedIn career expert Blair Heitmann tells CNBC Make It. “More companies are shifting from traditional measures like degrees and years of experience to skills-based hiring to ensure that they get the most qualified person in the job who can really deliver.”

While technical skills are the main criteria hiring managers consider while evaluating a job candidate, soft skills, such as multi-tasking and problem-solving, can also be deal-breakers: An overwhelming majority of employers ― 93% ― say soft skills play a critical role in their hiring decisions, according to ZipRecruiter.

To help job-seekers determine which skills to highlight on their resume, LinkedIn has identified the top 20 skills employers are looking for right now. These skills were featured in more than three-quarters of paid jobs posted globally over the last three months on LinkedIn.

Here are the top 10 skills on that list (see the full report here):

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What Job Skills To Include On Your Resume

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Have you ever wondered what skills to put on a resume? Today might be your lucky day to learn a few tips from the HR Digest. Skills are a vital part of the job evaluation process. An employer will decide on which candidates to interview based on how relevant the skills on their resumes are to the job.

For this reason, job applicants will need to ensure that they know what skills to add to a resume before submitting theirs. A resume is a document that speaks for you even when you are not in the room, and that’s why it needs to be written well.

In this article, we explore the difference between soft skills vs hard skills and how to strike a balance. We also look at how to list skills on a resume and some very important skills to put on a resume if you wish to stand out from the crowd.

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Hit The Ground Running: How To Bridge The Skills Gap Between Education And Work

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Though they haven’t even reached 30% of the total labor force yet, Gen Zers (or zoomers) are beginning to align on many issues with their employers, like the preference for hybrid remote work and the importance of better benefits. Gen Z and their managers also agree about one of the most pressing business issues: Graduating college students lack proficiency in human skills.

Human skills (also known as soft skills) are nontechnical competencies that involve communication, empathy and other skills essential to achieving goals with others in the workplace while getting along with them. As their name suggests, human skills are often learned from other people, but not everyone has the benefit of learning these skills from experts. A 2022 survey found that 83% of employers are currently struggling with employees with poor soft skills, and 78% expect to eventually confront a skills gap.
Graduates need support outside of the classroom to fill this gap before they enter the workforce. I believe the key is extracurricular leadership programs.

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Up Your Career Skills With Social Media – Here’s How

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Social media is an important tool for connecting people and growing connections, both personally and professionally. For Gen Z workers looking to grow their careers, it can be the starting point to landing their dream job. Forbes reports that for each extra salary dollar, it’s 2 per cent more likely that the role will be filled via social media. And finding a job via social media isn’t the only benefit — networking, learning new skills and building a like-minded network are among some of the other ways that savvy social media users are levelling up their professional lives.

To learn more about the top tips for integrating social media into your career development journey, we spoke with Sam DeMase (@apowermood), a career confidence coach and TikTok creator and soon-to-be published author. Through her online courses, videos and resources, Sam aims to help people (particularly marginalized folks) hack the corporate system. Read on for her tips for how you too can start corporate hacking your way to a better, more fulfilling career.

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