The Skills Companies are Hiring For—Right Now

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A growing number of professionals are facing the tough task of finding their next opportunity in the midst of a global pandemic. For many, finding the next job opportunity might feel like the hardest job yet—especially now. 

The good news is that June showed hiring increases in many countries across the globe though those gains seem to slow  in July.

To help job seekers stand out for their next job, we looked at the most sought after skills in job postings since June. 83% of job postings on LinkedIn in June - July, 2020 require at least one of the below top 10 skills. These are the skills that can help you stand out for the top remote jobs right now, like Software Engineer, Account Manager, Project Manager, and Sales Development Representative—and beyond.

Check out the top 10 skills companies are hiring for right now and courses to help you learn them. After you learn, consider adding these skills to your profile to help you stand out to recruiters! All of these courses are free through August 31st, 2020.

1. Communication

Recommended courses: Communicating With Transparency*, Digital Body Language, Effective Listening

2. Business Management

Recommended courses: Business Development: Strategic Planning*, Strategic Planning Foundations, How to Innovate and Stay Relevant in Times of Change

3. Problem Solving

Recommended courses: Problem Solving Techniques*, Critical Thinking for Better Judgement and Decision Making

4. Data Science

Recommended courses: Data Science Foundations: Fundamentals*, Power BI Essential Training, Data Fluency: Exploring and Describing Data 

5. Data Storage Technologies

Recommended courses: AWS: Storage and Data Management*, Programming Foundations: Databases, Cert Prep: Storage and Peripherals

6. Technical Support

Recommended courses: IT Help Desk For Beginners*, Cert Prep: Understanding Networks, Cert Prep: The World of TCP/IP

7. Leadership

Recommended courses: Leadership Mindsets*, Why Trust Matters, Transformational Change

8. Project Management

Recommended courses: Cert Prep: Scrum Master*, Project Management Foundations, Project Management Foundations: Communication 

9. Digital Literacy 

Recommended courses: Microsoft Collaboration: SharePoint, Teams, and Groups*, Google Drive Essential Training, Learning Excel Online (Office 365)

10. Employee Learning & Development

Recommended courses: Creating a Culture of Learning*, Rolling Out a DIBs Training Program in Your Company

In these challenging times, we are committed to supporting you with the resources you need to learn and grow in this new world of work. For more resources, including free learning paths mapped to jobs that are in-demand, go to opportunity.linkedin.com.

*course unlocked through August 31st, 2020. Other courses listed unlocked until March 31st, 2020. 

Methodology: Based on top skills by volume in LinkedIn premium job posts from June and July 2020, globally.



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