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The top 10 skills employers look for in job applicants

Friday, 1 September 2017

Tools such as Google Maps and Citymapper have made navigating around the world simple. It’s a shame the same cannot be said for navigating the labour market.

The need for a skills map is growing.

Recent research forecasts that around 35% of current jobs in the UK are at high risk of computerisation over the next 20 years.

To stay ahead of automation, workers will need to become lifelong learners. But to do so, they must be able to identify relevant new skills

We believe that online job adverts could act as the database for an automated skills map. To test that idea, we have built a basic prototype Skills Map using millions of job adverts provided by Burning Glass.

The dataset contains over 11,000 unique skills and software programs. These skills are mapped to occupations which allow us to build up a detailed picture of the latest skills required in a range of occupations, and identify the key changes in skill demands over time.

The data are not without errors and there are still several hurdles to overcome before the UK could have a fully automated skills map driven by job adverts.

But if you’re currently applying for jobs, it still might be worth giving a thought to our lists, and trying the tool.

The top 10 skills for employers in 2014 to 2016

Many of the most common terms in job adverts relate to inter-personal skills, such as customer service and teamwork. Basic competencies, such as writing and problem solving, also feature in the list.

  1. Communication skills
  2. Organisational skills
  3. Planning
  4. Customer service
  5. Microsoft Excel
  6. Business management
  7. Teamwork/collaboration
  8. Writing
  9. Detail-orientated
  10. Sales

Which 10 skills are now mentioned more frequently?

These skills have shown the fastest growth in the number of mentions between 2012-14 and 2014-16.

Several factors can drive growth, including an increase in the number of vacancies for the job that requires this skill, or an increase in the range of jobs that use this skill.

A number of these skills (looking at the top 100) relate to caring for others, such as patient care, mental health, and working with patients who have dementia.

A second group of skills reflect the opportunities and threats that come from living in a more connected world. These include digital marketing, big data, social media, information security and firewalls.

  1. Big data
  2. Information technology industry experience
  3. Contract accountancy
  4. On-boarding
  5. Digital marketing
  6. Information security
  7. Transportation logistics
  8. Front-end development
  9. Patient care
  10. Mental health

Which 10 skills are now mentioned less often?

These skills have experienced the slowest growth, or largest falls, between 2012-14 and 2014-16.

The appearance of ‘basic internet skills’ may seem counterintuitive in an ever more digitised world. It appears because more employers are now taking this skill for granted and no longer need to mention it in job adverts.

Other skills appear because employers no longer require the skill or because they are now using a different word to describe that skill.

Looking beyond the top 10, a number of skill groups emerge. One group of declining skills relates to consumer finance, such as financial planning and mortgage advice.

A second group centres around working with industrial machinery, such as computer numerical control.

A third group relates to logistics and

A final group contains skills that rely on the telephone, such as cold calling.

  1. Warehouse management
  2. Basic internet skills
  3. Materials design
  4. Mechanical design
  5. Advertising sales
  6. Insurance underwriting
  7. Retail sales
  8. Teaching English
  9. Computer Numerical Control (CNC)
  10. Derivatives (What’s that means? In financial jargon?)

Notes and tidbits on FB and Twitter. Part 63

Hadramout is a long vast sea land, stretching between Oman and Yemen. This desolate land is now a hotbed for Al Qaeda. Soon, Somalia sea pirates might set up bases there.

Gulf Emirates are engaging in military operations in Hadramout. Does this mean that Qatar is still funding Al Qaeda?

US, UK and Israel are still supporting Daesh with funds collected in Saudi Kingdom They funded extremist Islamic organizations since 1980 and now they are scared shit of them (biyekhro wa bi tommo)

Two Christian Books are worth reading: Mark and Luke. Almost all the others heavily indulge in ideological proselytizing. Mathew tried hard to claim Jesus was Jew and from the House of David. John used Hellenistic symbolism and disseminated the illusion of the Second Coming (probably another John).

Most of Jesus’ disciples and early Christians were dead serious that they would rise on the third day. Especially the martyrs. No need to wonder how initially Christianity made any headway.

The Popes made sure to canonize most martyrs: Peter could Not but accede to the decisions of his successors.

Great news: Kardawi’s books banned where Saudi Kingdom has some influence. A greater news if Qatar retrieves the faked Wahhabi Hadith from the hands of Moslem Brotherhoods (Doud al khal minna wa fina )

125,000 cases of Cholera in Yemen. One thousand succumbed so far, and Saudi Kingdom is opening new war zones in Qatar and Syria

Women authors are best in recounting their childhood Men authors are at disadvantages in describing their childhood: They failed to observe, to comprehend and quickly forgot whatever feeling and minor events might have affected them

Le jeune homme ouvrant sa letter de mobilisation dit: “Ils auraient pu me consulter. C’est bête. Je devrais te donner quelque chose, même un petit conseil. Je n’ai pas eu le temps d’avoir quoique ce soit”.

S’il avait eu le temps de mûrir pour acquerir une conscience d’objection.

Le militaire est malin: La vie vient en seconde place.

Ma mere m’accompagna au vaporetto (petit navire) et me dit que j’ai appris á nager á l’âge de 4 ans. Je répondis que je ne me souviens pas avoir appris á nâger. Elle rétorqua: Si tu te nois durant la traveresé ce serait á cause de ta mauvaise mémoire.

The association of banks in Lebanon met and discussed: The US financial constraints on Lebanon are bad. Very bad for business

Qatar Emir didn’t learn the lesson from his father who was pressured by Saudi Kingdom to step aside: He had ignored Big Brother privilege to initiate political position and Not take front seat in the political scenes such as with Syria, Libya and Egypt

Les jeunes recruits  manquaient d’imagination: comme s’imaginer ce qui se passe pendant les batailles.

Avec les films, video and pictures of wars, on peut croire que les mobilisations diminueraient.

“Avant toi, j’avais le courage d’affronter des obstacles mineures. Avec toi, je ferais face á des obstacles majeures.”

“Tu a si tant confiance de mes capacities?” “Dison, autant que tu m’en accorde”

Casualties of civilians in cities is 5 times higher in Syria, Iraq and Yemen. The US is conducting same “Shock and Awe” tactics in Rakka: Over 350 civilians died in less than 2 months by banned White Phosphorous ammunition.

Syrian and Iraqi armies were far more careful to kill their own civilian citizens.

Iza ketro al mourashaheen, rahat 3ala al akaliyyat. wa haza ma saya7sal min kibal al zou3ama

La villa était prête á accuillir les blessés du front. Le train ne venait pas. Je confrontais l’officier/medecin. Il frappa son front. Comme s’il avait oublié un paquet de chocolat

Trump and Saudi monarch deal was to subsidize the promised $350 billion from Qatar sovereign fund. Saudi kingdom taking full control of Qatar as it did with Bahrain. The US military got hysteric and pressured Trump to cool down his antics.




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