In the first place, he highlighted the relevance of skills with a striking fact: 85% of job success depends on skills and only 15% on knowledge and experience. In addition, 40% of companies claim to have vacancies, but they do not find candidates with the required skills, which is a great opportunity for you. How to take advantage of it? Keep reading!
What are the competitions?
Competencies determine the ability of professionals to function on a day-to-day basis, and are the sum of four elements: knowing (knowledge), knowing how to do (skills), being able to do (aptitudes) and wanting to do (attitude), if you missing one of them, you won’t have the full competition! What features do they have?
- They can be developed: Although we naturally have some skills more developed than others, if you work on them you will be able to improve your areas for improvement.
- They are observable: The people closest to you on a day-to-day basis (family, friends, co-workers, etc.) have a valuable external view of your competencies. Ask them! Their assessment will serve to complete your internal perception.
- They can vary depending on the context: Each job is different and offers particular challenges, so some skills will be more necessary than others.
The importance of knowing and developing your skills
You already know that skills are fundamental in the world of work, and you should be aware of which ones you excel at, as well as those in which you have a greater capacity for improvement. The development of skills in the professional field can help you in two ways:
- To get a job: As we have seen, employers focus on skills in selection processes. Therefore, when presenting them on your resume or in interviews, you have to highlight your real strengths to later be able to demonstrate them. Companies are looking for professionals whose skills correspond to the position they are going to perform, keep this in mind to know what your best assets will be on each occasion.
- To evolve and grow professionally: Skills development does not end when you access a job, but continues to be essential for your performance and professional development, and multiplies your chances of obtaining new career opportunities.
The most in-demand skills in 2022
The year 2021 arrives loaded with challenges and it is important to know what skills will be most necessary to complete them. In addition, according to the aforementioned Randstad Research study, the four skills most in demand coincide with those in which Spaniards, on average, need to improve the most.
- Innovation: The ability to search for solutions, the detection of changes and the vision of opportunities are highly demanded aspects in a competitive environment and are in tune with the adaptation to future scenarios.
- Emotional connection: Despite the fact that, in general, we are sociable, we must get to know ourselves better and enhance our most human facet, something fundamental when it comes to developing skills.
- Organization: As a professional, it is common for you to feel that you do not have enough time to carry out your tasks, something accentuated by telecommuting. To achieve this goal, you must organize yourself well, prioritizing the most urgent and important tasks over the others. Here we tell you what you can do to make your day more productive.
- Decisions: Despite the fact that professionals are good at deciding based on a good analysis of the situation, it is more difficult for us to be agile in the process when necessary. In these times, agility in decision-making has been key to getting out of the most complicated potholes, and, therefore, it is one of the most demanded qualities.
In addition, another fundamental aspect is digital skills , which are closely related to those already exposed. The difference is in the middle, in this case the use of technology. For example, if a professional works well in a team, he will probably also do so in the digital field, if he masters collaborative platforms.