What could anyone do to increase their chances of getting a job in 2022? There are top skills that will be of high demand in 2022. Here we shall look at top 7 skills that employers want. Learning these skills can be an added advantage over millions of applicants.
The World Economic Forum in the Future of Jobs Report 2020, reported that the job market is continually evolving with a tremendous increase in technology-driven careers resulting in the emergence of more adapted roles to the new division of labor between humans, machines, and algorithms. Also see top 10 Skills to Learn in Nigeria as a Corps member.
However, an estimation of 85 million jobs may be displaced by a shift in labor division between humans and machines by 2025.
Companies plan to restructure their workforce in response to new emerging technologies- machines will replace some positions.
It’s now crucial for job seekers to make extra efforts, take the necessary steps to choose skills in demand for different companies, and learn and equip themselves for a better opportunity. Check out top 10 important skills to include on your CV.
List of top 7 skills employers want in 2022
Below are top skills that will help you get a job in 2022:
1. UI/UX Design
UI-which means User Interface is the point of interaction between a user and a digital device or product- the smartphone’s touchpad and a graphical layout of an application.
In terms of websites and applications, the user interface takes into account; the look, feel, and interactivity of the product. UI includes; the buttons users click on, the text they read, images, sliders, text-entry fields, screen layout, transitions, and every form of the visual element.
Don Norman acknowledged UI, a cognitive scientist and co-founder of the Nielsen Norman Group Design Consultancy refers to the interaction between a user and a product or service as “User experience encompasses all aspects of the end-users’ interaction with the company, its services, and its products.”
An increase in technology advancement has made companies shift their business online, and it needs a creation that will make it easy and efficient.
Therefore, organizations need experts to design and build more products and experiences to center on individuals, thereby creating job opportunities for candidates.
2. Business Analysis
This is concerned with business research on identifying and analyzing business needs and proposing solutions to business problems.
Companies continuously need job seekers with the intense investigation and problem-solving skills to make reasonable business solutions.
3. Software Development
It’s a set of computer-related activities committed to the process of creating, designing, deploying, and supporting software, as stated
by the International Business Machines (IBM). It’s merely the process programmers use to build computer programs. There are many types of software development, but the essential include;
a. System software which involves proving core functions- operating systems, disk management, utilities, hardware management, and other operational necessities.
b. Application software deals with helping users perform tasks on applications- mobile apps and on the web.
c. Programming software is the creation of programming tools to be used for developing other software. Others include;
i. Cloud computing
ii. Security software development or hacking.
iii. Embedded systems development,
iv. Web Development
4. Digital Marketing
Digital marketing is a form of marketing that uses the internet, different digital media platforms, and devices to promote products and services.
It relies on digital media platforms like; email, social media, and search engines to help businesses connect with their target customers in all possible regions. Digital marketing promotes the selling of goods, products, or services online.
Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is all about enhancing a web page to increase its visibility for searches on various search engines like google.
It is concerned with making the content of a web page attractive by editing its texts, graphics, and videos, which increases the overall traffic to the website.
Search Engine Marketing (SEM) is simply the paid SEO Strategy used to improve a brand’s visibility, to enable the brand to appear in top positions.
Alot of businesses are diverting to online; brands aim at digital channels to connect with target customers and drive bottom-line growth for their business.
6. Video Production/Editing
This creates video content either for film production, video advertisements, or news production and a priority for companies because of its consumers.
Start with video editing basics at home with a camera, computer, good microphone, and video editing software. Professionals use paid applications, but it’s good you start from several free programs.
7. Video Animation
Video animation captures sequential, static images and photos to make them appear as moving images.
This skill is required for creative and technical occupations – computer software engineers, multimedia artists, graphic designers, and web developers.
The world, workforce, and technology are continually advancing. We should also keep up with the pace and develop ourselves to a better life and experience. These skills will help you grow in your career or boost you in your place of work.