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Essential Skills That Every Company Is Looking for in the 21st Century

  • Feb2019
    Essential Skills That Every Company Is Looking for in the 21st Century

    The recruitment process over the past few years has evolved. Every industry requires a certain set of learning skills in its employees. In the technologically advanced 21st century, the workplace scenario is different from what it used to be in the 90s. The globalization has made the market intensely competitive. Thus, to achieve the goals of the organization, the management lies upon the employees whose goals are aligned with the companies’ and they would work towards achieving them. Here is a list of the essential skills that every company is looking for in the 21st century:


    The new age-technologies such as artificial intelligence, the blockchain, machine learning, are here to stay. Therefore, every company wants their employee to be well-versed with these technologies so that productivity can be increased to achieve the goals. Every employee is expected to devote a certain chunk of his or her time in learning the upcoming technologies. This will also help him or her in becoming capable of tackling new challenges that might otherwise hamper the organization’s growth.

    Communication skills

    This is considered among the most important skills that every individual must start assimilating right from the school years. Strong communication skills can enhance your chances and speed up your career journey to become a leader. If you have the skill to communicate your ideas well, you will also stand out in this competitive world.

    Keen learner

    We should never stop learning. Irrespective of your field, you must always be on the lookout for any new learning opportunity. Employees can achieve an organization’s goals if they stay up-to-date with the recent trends in the industry. The 4 Cs which are considered as the learning skills are creative thinking, communication, critical thinking and collaboration.

    Team-building skills

    The collective effort is crucial to work towards a common goal and achieve it. With excellent team-building skills, one has better chances of stepping up the ladder of success because a team-player is the one who ensures that every team member receives an unbiased treatment, equal motivation and encouragement. At the same time, you must also be prepared to take on a leadership role in the future. Thus, taking charge of a campaign, coming up with out-of-the-box initiatives, accountability and the ability to take feedback are some of the other important pointers that every individual must have.

    Time-management skills

    Ensuring that the deliverables are completed well before the deadlines is a trait of a successful employee. Time management skills enable an employee in accomplishing multiple assignments with better clarity of the same.

    The above-mentioned skills are something that every organization with a definite hierarchical structure seek in their employees. It is a common observation by recruiters that most of the working professionals lack in terms of skills when they go through the recruitment process. So, while you prepare for interviews and job hunt, make sure you work towards honing more skills and enhancing the ones which you already have.

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Last Updated on: 19 September 2020