Stay Relevant in the 2021 Job Market with These 5 Skills

Recently we wrote a piece on some of the top skills recruiters were looking for in job candidates this year. These skills were more related to who you are as a person; do you have leadership skills? Are you good at problem solving? While these are important, there are also a few more technical or advanced skills that will help you stay relevant in today’s job market. Take a gander below!

  1. Microsoft Office Suite. While this may seem like an outdated or irrelevant skill to include on your CV, that thinking is so far from the truth. This program is something that is useful in just about every single industry and you would be surprised how many people actually do not know how to use it properly and efficiently. Or, can only use one out of the plethora of programs the full suite includes.
  2. Information Literacy. This may not be a term you are aware of, but you may very well possess this skill. To be information literate you must have the ability to recognize when additional information is needed in order to get something done, and can locate, evaluate, and use the new information effectively.
  3. Proficiency in one of the top common operating systems. This also may seem obvious, but if you are proficient in either Mac or Microsoft operating systems, it is important to let this be known on your CV. Being a master of these operating systems means you will be more efficient and productive at your job, so it is highly sought after.
  4. Google Suite. For personal job success, whether it be for collaborating or storing files, it is in your best interest to master all programs that Google Suite has to offer.
  5. Online Meeting Software. Through the global pandemic, this is one of the most sought-after skills. Many offices are still requiring most if not all employees to work from home, yet being able to collaborate with and stay in touch with fellow employees and management is crucial.

Now that you have the knowledge, it’s time to find your next job! Head to Head to gumtree.co.za or your Gumtree app (click for Apple & Android).

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