25 May 2020

Learn the job skills needed and zoom to success in a post-covid world!

With the crisis hitting us, we wonder what shall happen after the lockdown ends. We can certainly learn what would be required. Let us see what we can learn now.

The world is changing rapidly now.  We now look at 8 job skills that are likely to be in high demand when corona leaves us.
 Adaptability and Flexibility
The ways companies work is going to change for sure. The world was already changing, but the pandemic has accelerated it. Jobs will not be for life. For people to succeed in a post-coronavirus-world, they need to fit into this new world. People would  need to be able to adapt to ever-evolving workplaces and have the ability to continuously update and refresh their skills.
Tech Savviness
We all must work to acquire technology skills, as it will be more in demand in the post COVID era. This pandemic is fast-tracking digital transformations in companies as they are trying to become more resilient to future outbreaks and disruptions. As a result, technologies such as artificial intelligencebig data, the Internet of Things, virtual and augmented reality, and robotics will be in heavy demand. Whether we work in a factory or an accounting office in a post-coronavirus world, we need to be comfortable with these tech tools as well as be able to work with them effectively.  
Creativity & Innovation
We have seen the importance of creativity and innovation during the pandemic. Organisations that are creative have been able to better weather the storm. In the new world, we will need human ingenuity to invent, dream up new products and ways of working. Here, creativity is going to be essential.

Data Literacy
The  4th Industrial Revolution is here and now data is a critical asset for every company. With accurate data, companies know the impact of future business disruptions. With this, they are able to serve customers with the right products and services during or after any pandemic efficiently. Companies are aiming at understanding business trends and shifting customer needs. These are better able to respond in the right way should a future pandemic come along. Naturally, professionals with data literacy will be even more appealing to prospective employers than ever before.
Critical Thinking
Another skill that is now more essential is critical thinking. People would need to objectively evaluate information from diverse sources to determine what is credible. People with this thinking would definitely have a role to play.
Digital And Coding Skills
Professionals with digital skills, including coding, web development, and digital marketing, will become even more important than ever more as many businesses went completely digital during the covid era and know the worth of doing so.  
As social distancing and home working might continue for the foreseeable future, more people at all levels of an organization will be in a position where they lead others by managing machines and people together. This economy is only going to grow post coronavirus, and people will be working in more fluent teams where people are taking the lead at different times. People who know how to bring out the best and inspire teams as well encourage collaboration, will be in demand.
Emotional Intelligence
Emotions too are very important to be handled, especially when there is so much of stress and uncertainty.. This is where Emotional Intelligence could help. For, the ability to be aware of, express, and control our emotions and be aware of others' emotions is what emotional intelligence is all about. For in times of crisis, it is key to connect with people on an emotional level. In this scenario, people with strong EQ will be coveted by organizations of all sizes and in all industries.
Commit to a Lifetime of Learning 
We all definitely need to commit to life long learning as everything is so uncertain. Life after all is a school and we can indeed be scholarship students if only we try. We may wonder how  and why in the lockdown world. However, it is indeed possible as the digital world is connected virtually,
So, this is indeed possible in the new digital world. One only needs drive and verve. After all, that’s what we need in any transformation. The opportunities are many  in the online world.
Some of the things we can learn online are
There could be many more too. We only need to explore and keep  exploring in this dynamic world.
In Sum
Each situation brings new challenges with it and solutions too. Reinventing ourself is the name of the game, especially after Covid. The more we learn all the skills that are in demand, the more likely it is that we shall convert this crisis to an opportunity.
We know change is the only certainty in life. This change is of course more challenging that others but we certainly can overcome this too. All we need is hard word and resilience so that we move forward and become a victor instead of a victim. Surely we can indeed do this for we do want to craft a success story and not a sob story. Let us then begin crafting our own success story by learning all that we need to digitally
We can then move forward in the post Covid world with all that is required.

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