THE TOP 6 SKILLS THAT'LL GET YOU HIRED IN 2017

12/04/2016

THE TOP SKILLS THAT EMPLOYERS WANT IN 2017

So you're thinking of landing a new gig in the New Year?!

Great!

But given that employers are continually updating their lists of requirements in keeping up with the changing marketplace, it only makes sense that you keep updating your skills repertoire in order to keep up with the stringent job market!

So before you start sprucing up your CV/Resume, we've brought you a list of the most sought after skills for 2017 that will be top of the  requirements list from recruiters - add these to your CV/ RESUME and LinkedIn Profile and see your odds of landing a new job in 2017 increase exponentially!


1. CLOUD COMPUTING
Given that Cloud Computing is still at the cutting edge of technology, it will continue to be the number 1 sort after skill that employers will be looking for in 2017.

2. DATA
Any skill that comprises the word "Data" is goldmine for 2017. It was the top trending skill all throughout 2016 that recruiters looked for on LinkedIn and it looks like this trend is set to continue on in 2017. So skills like Data Analysis, Data Infrastructure, Data Mining, Data Metrics, and so forth are red hot for the coming year. mainly because companies are continually on a need-to-know basis when it comes to what works and what doesn't work. And that's where Data comes in.

3.  SEARCH ENGINE
GIVEN the rise of online companies as of late, it makes complete sense that search engine is  fast becoming a desirable skill for employers given their need to be found easily online and increase their rankings on Google. Which means that the easier they're found, the more chances of  them being profitable and increasing their bottom line. So skills like Search Engine Optimization and Search Engine Marketing are going to be huge in 2017.


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4. SOCIAL MEDIA MARKETING AND MANAGEMENT
Given the rise of Social Media and the fact that according to OfCom, 71% percent of UK adults own a mobile device and all those adults are on social media, it makes complete sense to make a concerted effort in attracting those social media savvy adults with targeted ads in order to take advantage of this revenue stream. So skills like Social Media Management & Marketing, Particularly Facebook Marketing, are desirable to recruiters and employers for the year 2017


5. DESIGN
Design is back in demand again! Particularly because consumers are more aesthetically aware than ever before, and thus prefer ease of use with almost everything in their daily lives. Which is why skills like User Interface Design/ UX Design will  rank top on the most sought after skills in 2017,  this is exacerbated by the fact that we live in a technology driven world and ease of use is high priority among consumers.


6. CONTENT WRITING
Never has there been a better time to be a writer until now. The ability to write compelling, click-worthy content is a skill that will continue to be in demand for the coming year as companies continue to invest heavily in online platforms, advertising, Communications, and PR.
So bloggers out there rejoice because this is your moment to shine!
Skills like Blogging, Writing, and Content Strategy will be in demand for 2017.


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