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Marketing & HRTop 5 most important job skills of the future

We consider which 5 most important skills of the future will enable us to function effectively.
Updated at11.01.2024
Published at01.05.2023
Aneta Wodarz
Aneta Wodarz

HR Manager

Table of contents

  1. Introduction
  2. Soft skills which will be important in IT in the coming years
  3. Communication skills
  4. Ability to work in a team
  5. Creativity
  6. Adapting to changes
  7. Problem-solving
  8. Conclusion
  9. Insights from HR and EB in the IT industry

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Introduction

The ever-evolving IT industry is advancing rapidly, with new groundbreaking technologies like AI constantly emerging, making it challenging to remain up-to-date. It is essential to stay informed about the latest developments, whether you work in IT or any other field, and continuously develop both your hard and soft skills. Keeping up with new skills is an important skill that is necessary for success in today's fast-paced world. 

Soft skills which will be important in IT in the coming years

The development of technology and process automation is inevitable, and this trend is already taking place. Consequently, some job roles may become obsolete soon, and there may be a need to verify the demand for certain jobs. While it is important to improve employees' technical competence, we must not forget that the development of technology is for the benefit of human beings. At the beginning and end of every process, there is a person, and as long as humanity exists, soft skills will remain important for effective coexistence with other people.

Perhaps in the future, soft skills will be even more critical than technical ones, as technology may replace the latter. Although it is impossible to predict the future accurately, it is essential to consider which 5 most important skills of the future will enable us to function effectively, both at work and in private life.

Communication skills

In our fast-paced and dynamic world, it's easy to overlook the simplest and easiest things, such as effective communication and building relationships with others. We tend to focus on work and other priorities, forgetting that our communication skills and how we interact with people can significantly impact our achievements in life. Even if you're an introverted worker who prefers to avoid human contact, there will always be situations where you need to communicate your thoughts and ideas to others. Whether it's interacting with teammates, project managers, or clients, communication is a critical skill in the job market.

Having strong transferable skills, including analytical skills, critical thinking, and design thinking, is important for any worker. However, we must not forget the value of soft skills, such as effective communication and skill sharing, which can help us achieve our goals and succeed in our careers. Even if you prefer to communicate in writing, it's essential to develop your written communication skills to ensure that you're able to convey your ideas effectively.

In today's job market, having a strong set of transferable skills and critical skills is essential for any worker. However, effective communication is a key skill that can set you apart from the competition. By developing your communication skills and regularly practicing skill share, you can achieve great success in your career in the years to come.

two people working together

Ability to work in a team

Interpersonal skills are crucial, especially in the IT industry where teamwork is essential for achieving business goals. Working in project teams requires constant communication and collaboration to ensure that everyone is on the same page. Without effective cooperation and communication, it's impossible to achieve any significant progress, and this is why we all have jobs.

Good cooperation in a team not only allows for the exchange of knowledge and skills, but it also builds strong relationships among team members that can last for many years. These relationships may even lead to exciting business opportunities that could shape your career. It's important to remember that soft skills, such as emotional intelligence, are just as important as hard skills, such as critical thinking and analytical thinking, and demand skills. As a young person in a constantly evolving industry with the rise of artificial intelligence, having work experience and developing these soft skills will set you apart from the competition.

So, take care of your relationships with colleagues and show yourself as a reliable partner for cooperation. By doing so, you'll not only achieve success in your career but also create meaningful connections that will benefit you in the long run.

team working on project plan

Creativity

In IT, this is probably obvious, and I assume that since you work in this industry, you must be a creative person. I am convinced that you are one of those people who think outside the box, you are constantly looking for new solutions and, as a result, you contribute to the continuous development of yourself, the project/product and the whole world. Keep it up. I am sure that for many years to come, no machine will be able to replace human creativity skills and a huge imagination.

Adapting to changes

The only constant in life is change, and we must learn to adapt quickly and efficiently. The key to doing this is continuous development and learning, such as reading and keeping up-to-date with new technologies, tools, and work methodologies. It's important to expand our skill sets beyond just our areas of expertise, even if we are specialists in a certain field. This means developing personal skills, technical skills, and project management skills, as well as any other hard skills that may be necessary. The jobs report indicates that these skills are becoming increasingly important, and the skills gap in the future workforce highlights the need for us to prepare ourselves by developing essential skills. We should be open to learning new things, even if they seem unnecessary or silly at the moment so that we are always ready to use them when we need them.

Problem-solving

Problems are a part and parcel of our lives, and it's no different at work - we encounter them every day. With technological advancements, it may seem that problems are no longer significant, as solutions are readily available. However, many people struggle with even the smallest problems, feeling lost and unsure of what to do. Developing the habit of facing challenges with a calm and analytical mind, employing critical thinking skills to approach problems, can help us tackle even the toughest of situations. This approach can be challenging to learn, but treating problems as challenges to overcome can help us stay motivated and focused.

man is trying to solve a problem in a project

Conclusion

While technical skills are undoubtedly essential, in my opinion, they will never be enough on their own. Can one be the best specialist in their field without any soft skills? I don't think it's possible. Without developed soft skills, it's difficult to compete with technology. To stay ahead in the job market, one must take care of their soft skills and relationships with others. Strong leadership skills, critical thinking skills, and the ability to learn new skills, such as machine learning, are vital to being a successful employee or leader in any industry. Employers are seeking individuals who possess both hard and soft skills, and developing these human skills can give you a competitive advantage in the job market.

Insights from HR and EB in the IT industry

Are you curious about the unique challenges and innovative solutions in HR and employer branding within the IT industry? At Mobile Reality, we're excited to share with you a wealth of insights from our experiences. Discover the problems we face, the strategies that drive us, and the creative ideas we implement in our HR and employer branding initiatives. Dive into our collection of related articles featured on our blog – a treasure trove of knowledge awaits you:

Enjoy exploring these insights. Should you have any questions, don't hesitate to reach out to us. If you're interested in joining our dynamic team, explore the opportunities in our career section and submit your CV. We look forward to hearing from you!

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