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The hottest skills in the world, according to LinkedIn

(BUSINESS NEWS) The days of “strong communication and typing skills” are not impressive anymore.

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Selling yourself is simple…right?

Setting out to write your resume should be a simple task. I mean, the idea is to write out a one-page summary that is meant to sell yourself to potential employers. So, how difficult could it be to talk yourself up? Well, you’d be surprised.

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Every time I sit down to brush up my resume, I find myself staring at the document for much longer than necessary. While I breeze through writing the education and experience sections, I am always stumped when I get down to skills.

It takes skills to write skills

The day I master writing my skills section on a resume will be the day I accomplish my biggest skill of all. I am constantly second guessing what is worth including – “Do I put ‘skilled in Microsoft Word?…Shouldn’t everybody be skilled in Microsoft Word?”

Luckily, for those of you like myself, Ayaz Nanji recently complied a graphic on the 25 hottest skills according to LinkedIn. Unfortunately for those of you like myself, we have a lot of work to do in order to be able to include these skills on our resume.

The 25 Hottest Skills

According to LinkedIn, the 25 most in-demand skills of were:

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  1. Cloud and Distributed Computing
  2. Statistical Analysis and Data Mining
  3. Marketing Campaign Management
  4. SEO/SEM Marketing
  5. Middleware and Integration Software
  6. Mobile Development
  7. Network and Information Security
  8. Storage Systems and Management
  9. Web Architecture and Development Frameworks
  10. User Interface Design
  11. Data Engineering and Data Warehousing
  12. Algorithm Design
  13. Perl/Python/Ruby
  14. Shell Scripting Languages
  15. Mac/Linux/Unix Systems
  16. Channel Marketing
  17. Virtualization
  18. Business Intelligence
  19. Java Development
  20. Electronic and Electrical Engineering
  21. Database Management and Software
  22. Software Modeling and Process Design
  23. Software QA and User Testing
  24. Economics
  25. Corporate Law and Governance

The evolution of skills

These skills are based upon global usage of LinkedIn. While not at all surprising, it seems as though the skills that are evolving and intensifying in importance are technologically based.

The days of “strong communication and typing skills” are not as impressive anymore.

The technological trend is one that is growing everyday. And, as this infographic proves, it is important to accept and attempt to learn this skills as they are paving the path to success.

#HotSkills

Staff Writer, Taylor Leddin is a publicist and freelance writer for a number of national outlets. She was featured on Thrive Global as a successful woman in journalism, and is the editor-in-chief of The Tidbit. Taylor resides in Chicago and has a Bachelor in Communication Studies from Illinois State University.

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