TAP In with Tristan : Top Skills Recruiters Want in 2021 (Pt. 1)

Tristan Layfield talks about the top skills recruiters will be looking for in 2021. Forbes has a council of Human Resources leaders who have shared the top 10 skills they will be looking for in the new year, and Tristan covers the first five. The final five will be in Part 2 next week, so don’t miss it!

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Tristan: What’s going on, Living Corporate? It’s Tristan, and I want to thank you for tapping back in with me as I provide some tips and advice for professionals. Today, let’s talk about the top skills recruiters will be looking for in 2021.

With industries continually evolving and new ones popping up, the in-demand skills are always changing. But this year is a bit different; business and the way we do it has changed dramatically. We’ve moved into more of an online and technological space, and companies want to find candidates with skills that will be valuable in the new way that we work.

Forbes has a council of Human Resources leaders who have shared the top 10 skills they will be looking for in 2021, so let’s dive into what they said:

First is a growth mindset. Things in business change frequently, and over the last year, they’ve changed dramatically. Companies want employees who can thrive in that environment by remaining curious and flexible.

Next is continuous learning. Since business is ever-changing, that means the skills we need to conduct that business change all the time too. We have to continuously build and hone new skills to adapt to our rapidly evolving workspaces.

The third skill is critical thinking. Businesses have faced unprecedented challenges and will continue to face them even as we move towards a post-COVID world. Companies want employees that are innovative and can help problem solve.

The fourth is survival skills. Many companies had to fight through tons of trials and tribulations this year. They are looking for employees who can push through roadblocks to help the company find avenues to success.

The fifth skills are resilience and curiosity. You might be sensing a theme here, but companies are seeking adaptable people that can easily adjust to new needs and circumstances to get the job done. They want candidates with the grit who can overcome obstacles.

Make sure to join me on the next tip for the final 5 skills they mentioned!

Thanks for tapping in with me this week.

This tip was brought to you by Tristan of Layfield Resume Consulting. Check us out on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook @LayfieldResume or connect with me, Tristan Layfield, on LinkedIn.


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