Five Skills That Will Help You Land Your Dream Job For 2023

Job hunters need to level up their soft skills in order to qualify for many of ‘s hottest jobs, according to new research by Pearson, the world’s leading learning company. In one of the most extensive reviews of job listings to date, Pearson analyzed 21 million job ads around the globe and found that human skills top the list of what employers want in their candidates.

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Pearson used its proprietary AI workforce analytics tool to review job ads across major employment markets to find out which skills are showing up most frequently and which are predicted to need the most improvement by 2026. Pearson found that even though technical skills remain important, employers now are prioritizing human skills such as collaboration, communication and leadership.

“Technical skills remain necessary for success in many jobs but people in those roles will need to retrain frequently to ensure they keep pace with technology. Now, employers are realizing that human skills are the power skills that really help people stay relevant and adaptable for the long term. Businesses need to act now to help employees upskill as a strong foundation of human skills is essential for success for employers and employees both today and in the future.”

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Although demand for technical skills is increasing, technology evolves so quickly that these capabilities often have a short shelf-life and can be unique to specific industries or jobs. People in tech roles need human skills to be agile and adaptable in their learning. The research findings provide guidance to employers on where they should focus their training and education programs.

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