The 10 Skills That Will Get You Hired In 2013
The experts agree: anyone can
take a course in C++, but it’s not going to land you the
job. The most in-demand jobs for the new year might
be rooted in the booming computer industry, but it’s
not only technical and programming chops that
prospective hires should be showcasing.
“The most sought-after skill-sets for recruiters are
becoming less and less about proficiency in specific
processes and coding languages,” says Rich Milgram,
CEO of career network Beyond, “And more about how
you think systems through and work within the
context of the team. Learning a technology is the easy
part. Having the mindset to apply it, having the
mindset and logic to process it, being thorough and
detail-oriented while doing so, these are the critical
Here, the 10 most critical job skills to parlay in your job
search for 2013:
No. 1 Critical Thinking (found in 9 out of the 10 most
Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and
weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or
approaches to problems.
No. 2 Complex Problem Solving (found in 9 out of the
10 most in-demand jobs)
Identifying complex problems and reviewing related
information to develop and evaluate options and
No. 3 Judgment and Decision-Making (found in 9 out of
the 10 most in-demand jobs)
Considering the relative costs and benefits of
potential actions to choose the most appropriate
No. 4 Active Listening (found in 9 out of the 10 most
Giving full attention to what other people are saying,
taking time to understand the points being made,
asking questions as appropriate and not interrupting.
No. 5 Computers and Electronics (found in 8 out of
the 10 most in-demand jobs)
Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, electronic
equipment and computer hardware including
applications and programs.
No. 6 Mathematics (found in 6 out of the 10 most in-
Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus,
statistics and their application.
No. 7 Operations and Systems Analysis (found in 5
out of the 10 most in-demand jobs)
Determining how a system or operation should work
and how changes in conditions, operations and
environments will affect outcomes. Understanding the
needs and product requirements of a particular design.
No. 8 Monitoring (found in 5 out of the 10 most in-
Monitoring and assessing performance of yourself,
other individuals or organizations to make improvement
or take corrective action.
No. 9 Programming (found in 3 out of the 10 most in-
Writing computer programming for various purposes.
No. 10 Sales and Marketing (found in 2 out of the 10
most in-demand jobs)
Knowledge of principles and methods for showing,
promoting and selling products or services. Includes
marketing strategy and tactics, product
demonstration, sales techniques and sales control
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