2017’s most in demand skills
When constructing your CV, it's crucial to highlight the skills employers want. With the constant flow of information available online, it can be hard to narrow down what these are – particularly when the demands of the job market change from industry to industry as well as over time. To make things easy, we've listed the key skills in demand right now. Take a look below.
Ability to pay attention
This doesn't seem like it would be a skill – but these days, paying attention isn't as easy as it used to be. There are countless distractions surrounding us at all times with music and cell phones and social media. You can tell if someone has a good attention span just by reading their CV. Is it formatted correctly? Are there any spelling errors? Does it flow well? Someone who is easily distracted will have a CV filled with these mistakes.
Again, this isn't necessarily a traditional skill, but it is an important one nonetheless. The reality is, we live in a world that is constantly changing. Technology regularly enhances the way we do things, and if businesses fail to keep up, they risk becoming obsolete. If a prospective employee is truly flexible, you can see it in their job history. Were they able to advance in their previous roles? If so, their previous employers likely saw an ability to adapt to change within the company.
These days, it is important to have some degree of tech savviness.
It is important to have some degree of tech savviness as things are going digital everywhere. There are a variety of tech skills that look good on CVs, but don't go overboard – you only need to include the ones relevant to your field. These skills range from being able to write HTML to the ability to read big data analytics but be sure to include more specialised tech skills like IT security or DevOps if you have them.
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