Jobs in data science are on the rise. Some of the in-demand skills in these fields are time management, proactivity, data analysis and statistics, IT automation, and project management. Similarly, software and computer engineers are popular positions, requiring skills such as creativity, adaptability, IT automation, and active communication.
Digital marketing and digital content creators have also been desirable jobs in 2022. These roles entail promoting brands or products online, and creating digital content to maintain target audiences. The kinds of skills required are creativity, time management, data analysis, graphic design, IT automation, and project management.
Mental health specialists and personal coaches similarly require skills in project management, communication, IT automation, digital marketing, creativity.
With these types of jobs in demand, Adobe suggests that job-searching candidates can “stand out from the competition” by expanding your skillset in the following four ways:
- Diversify your knowledge
- Expand you hard and soft skills
- Prepare while you’re getting an education
- Get your portfolio ready
When it comes to diversifying your knowledge, developing a range of skills can lead to more opportunities in the workplace, such as “moving between different roles within a company or earning promotions at a faster rate”. There are plenty of resources to enrich your skills, from blogs, to webinars, podcasts, and masterclasses.
Soft skills like communication and time management are intangible and more challenging to quantify than hard skills. Adobe found that creativity has shown to be a crucial soft skill over the past two years, growing 78%.
Receiving training in marketable career skills while you are still in your education can set you apart from job-market competition. Taking classes and tutorials that are relevant to the current job market, such as web design, portfolio design, and data analysis, can be highly advantageous.
As a creative platform itself, Adobe also suggests that new professionals have a curated portfolio showcasing their professional expertise, personal work, and individual brand on hand alongside their resumes.
Read more about Adobe’s job-skill survey and their emphasis on workplace creativity.