Skills of the Future


Professional work has always been a game of skills, regardless of the classification of your occupation. Whether you’re a white- or a blue-collar worker, you need to possess and demonstrate skills that can help you complete your tasks.

While there’s the conception that no one is ever indispensable at work, having the right set of skills can make you a more efficient worker who’s considered an asset to your organization – someone who’s worth keeping in the team.

In these changing times, the kind of skill required of employees changes, too. Skills at the basic level no longer suffice. Instead, you need to complement your intrinsic abilities with technological know-how and other soft skills.

Looking around, you might see that you’re going up against great competition not only with human counterparts but also with advancing technologies such as the use of robots and smart assistants in the workforce.

This phenomenon – the so-called technological revolution – presents new forms of challenges for members of the future workforce. A case in point is that many work processes will involve the use of new tools that were not available before. For some, the introduction of new technologies can be tough because it’s like they’re braving unfamiliar territories.

This is why it’s crucial for job seekers and employees to step up in the skills development area so that they could match the trends in employment, as well as the needs of businesses and employers.

The bottom line is: developing a good mix of skills can set you up for success early on in your career and open up better opportunities for your future life as a professional.

The following infographic can guide you in identifying the most important skills that you should be working on today to help you stay relevant in the near future.

This infograph was originally posted HERE.