It’s no secret that if you want to get ahead in your job, you ought to hone the skills that are most relevant to the current market. The most in-demand today? They fall into two main categories: digital skills like coding, data analysis and digital marketing; and “soft” skills like critical thinking and cultural awareness.
Ashish Raivadera, Head of Private Practice for South East Asia at Major, Lindsey & Africa, says these skills are especially important given the fast-changing landscape, with automation and artificial intelligence taking over more and more jobs. “Professionals will need to continually learn new skills and understand how to apply a variety of commercial scenarios in one working lifetime,” he says.
Here’s how you can hone these skills and beef up your resume.
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Text: Gayatri Bhaumik, Aminah Ahmad