Top Ten In-Demand Job Skills for 2019

The U.S. Department of Labor claims that the skills gap is the widest it’s been in a decade, with more than half a million positions in the technology sectors currently unfilled.

Reported by EAB, LinkedIn has released a list of the top 10 hard and soft job skills most in-demand by these companies.

The top 5 in-demand hard skills include cloud computing, artificial intelligence, analytical reasoning, people management, and UX design. The top 5 in-demand soft skills include creativity, persuasion, collaboration, adaptability and time management.

The takeaway? The market is speaking and looking for specific skills. Does your institution have an opportunity, or even a responsibility, to meet the evolving needs of the national workforce?

May you continue to fight the good enrollment growth fight at your institution today, and we’ll see you again tomorrow.

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Eric Olsen

Eric brings more than a decade of award-winning creative brand development, marketing analytics and higher education experience to Helix Education. Eric is a graduate of Bradley University and earned his MBA at Lewis University.