What is the market looking for? That’s a question that probably crosses your mind as a professional. First, we need to clarify that the search goes beyond technical skills — hard skills. Soft skills are considered the skills of the future of work and are changing the way professionals work and how companies recruit people.
How about starting by understanding which competencies are essential? The Future of Jobs report, by The World Economic Forum (WEF), pointed out the 15 soft skills of the future of work:
- Analytical thinking and innovation
- Active Learning and Learning Strategies
- Solving complex problems
- Critical thinking
- Creativity, originality and initiative
- Leadership and influence
- Monitoring and control of technology
- Technology and programming design
- Resilience, stress tolerance and flexibility
- Reasoning, problem solving and ideation
- Emotional intelligence
- Troubleshooting the user experience
- customer service mentality
- Systems analysis and evaluation
- Persuasion and negotiation
Why are companies aware of these skills?
In recent years, organizations have discovered that the union between soft skills and hard skills is the mainstay of excellent performance.
In this unpredictable and unstable scenario, professionals capable of adapting to changes, proposing innovative solutions, managing conflicts creatively and dealing empathically with other people stand out.
Technical knowledge is still important, however, even more relevant is the ability to continue developing, learning and providing the necessary resources to adjust to changes.
Read the complete The Future of Jobs report