10 most in-demand skills for 2019

LinkedIn analyzed thousands of job postings to determine which skills companies across the U.S. value the most for 2019. Researchers found more employers are after candidates with certain soft skills than in previous years, according to CNBC.

With the U.S. experiencing one of the tightest labor markets in history, employers are more open-minded when it comes to hiring, opting to focus on the skills a candidate can bring to the company over the need for specific titles and experiences, the report states.

Here are the five most in-demand soft skills for 2019:

  1. Creativity
  2. Persuasion
  3. Collaboration
  4. Adaptability
  5. Time management

Here are the five most in-demand hard skills for 2019:

  1. Cloud computing
  2. Artificial intelligence
  3. Analytical reasoning
  4. People management
  5. UX design

"While digital skills like cloud computing and artificial intelligence topped the list of hard skills companies need most, the emergence of these three new skills suggests that employers recognize the importance of embracing modern technologies as well as recognizing those things technology can't do: connect with other people, engage in out-of-the-box thinking and quickly adapt to new priorities or problems," Paul Petrone, editor of LinkedIn Learning, told CNBC.

To access the full report, click here.

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