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Looking for a job? The key skills in the digital age

Have you ever wondered what skills are in highest demand in the employment world? Watch recruitment manager Joan explain more.

If you’re not starting your own business or working for yourself, you might be more interested in attracting the employer of your choice! There are some key skills that every employer is looking for in the digital age – and it’s worth thinking about where you stand in relation to them, which ones you have already mastered and which ones you could improve.

Joan leads the Early Talent Recruitment at Accenture. This means that she manages all the recruitment for people who are just starting off with their careers – whether they are apprentices, interns or graduates. She has 15 years’ experience recruiting both entry level and experienced people across many different industries, and has spent a lot of time thinking about career routes and relevant skills. For example, she spent more than 18 months as part of a careers team advising students and graduates on possible career paths to ensure they have the best employability options. As a recruitment manager, she gets to see every day which skills are in high demand.
In this video, we take a closer look at six key skill families and why they are so important for jobs, especially as we will be working more and more with digital technologies:
  1. A desire to learn
  2. A strong foundation
  3. Tech Know-How
  4. Social and Relationship Skills
  5. Creative problem-solving
  6. Specialised skills

We will have a closer look at these skills in the next step.

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