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Employment: The 10 most in-demand skills for 2019

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IN the everchanging employment market and fast-moving global economy, the expectations companies have for prospective employees have changed. The more traditional hard skills that were once sought-after are not as in demand as they once were. In their place, are skills – both hard and soft – for the 21st century.

With the rate of advancement in technology and industry, the face of the job market is almost unrecognisable from that of just a few decades ago. And this is reflected in the skills employers are seeking these days.

“Employers today are looking for not just technical expertise and knowledge, but also key 21st century competencies such as communication skills, critical thinking, innovation, adaptability and more to take on the challenges of this fast-changing economy,” Rob Bryson, Managing Director at recruitment consultants Robert Walters Singapore, told Asian Correspondent.

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“Many young people we speak with today have the right knowledge and qualifications – but they need to be able to prove to employers that they have the 21st century skills to take on whatever the future brings.”

To assist job-hunters in their search, employment website LinkedIn examined data across their site to determine the skills companies need the most in 2019. These are the skills, they say, “your boss and your boss’s boss find most valuable, but have........

© Asian Correspondent