Rosie Jones https://debut.careers 1m 365 #skills
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Communication and data revealed as the most in-demand skills in employment right now
A new report reveals the most in demand ‘soft’ and ‘hard’ skills for employers right now, providing a crucial insight into the job market.
Debut have analysed thousands of job listings to reveal what skills employers are looking for the most when it comes to new recruits: https://debut.careers/insight/in-demand-skills/
The research revealed that 308 graduate job listings require a 2:1, compared to just 74 for a 2:2.
The most in-demand ‘soft’ skills
1. Communication – 1,733 – The number one skill that employers were looking for the most (across both soft and hard skills) was communication.
2. Management – 1,558 – In second place, was management. Even if you’re not applying for a management role, or maybe even have no desire to become a manager in the future, it’s clearly still an important trait.
3. Organisation – 836 – Making sure that you can prioritise your workload and work as efficiently as you can is something that is valuable in any career and something that many employers are on the lookout for.
4. Initiative – 612
5. Teamwork – 602
6. Passion – 522
7. Enthusiastic – 508
8. Passionate – 405
9. Creative – 366
10. Competitive -347
The most in-demand ‘hard’ skills
1. Data – 799 – While the term ‘data’ itself is quite a broad one, the fact that it appears in almost 800 job listings suggests that being able to work with data is a very important skill in today’s job market.
2. Planning – 513 – While it crosses over with soft skills like management and organisation, being able to effectively plan is also an important specific skill of its own, whether that’s developing long-term strategic plans for your clients and organisation, or just showing that you can plan your own time and tasks, and that of others in your team.
3. Research – 473 – Again, while researching might seem quite specific to certain roles, it is something that can be applied to most workplaces, as seen by the fact that it was the third most desired hard skill on the site.
4. Analytical – 440
5. Analytical skills – 377
6. Deadlines – 317
7. Problem solving – 310
8. Project management – 273
9. Work experience – 266
10. Social media – 197
You can find supporting imagery here and access the full research here.