If you’re looking for work, finding a job this year is a very different ballgame from what it was pre-pandemic.
A lot has changed — digitization has accelerated, tech is more advanced than ever, and remote work has become the norm for many.
All these changes mean new skills are needed to work efficiently with remote teams and to be as productive as possible.
You need to make sure not only that you’ve brushed up on the skills that are most sought-after by recruiters but that your resume is up-to-date as well, according to job advice blog Infoempleo.
These are the top four skillsets Infoempleo says you should include if you’re looking for a job while working from home.
1. Digital and programming skills
Since the pandemic started, people with skills in digital marketing, web development, web design, and programming have become even more pivotal to companies than they were previously.
With a growing number of companies moving towards remote working or hybrid working models, it’s crucial to have an understanding of digital tools and programs needed for remote work.
2. Social network skills
Being able to navigate and manage social networks is a professional skill that has been growing in demand for some time, but demand has skyrocketed since the start of the pandemic.
Many companies may not have the budget to allocate an entire role to a social media manager.
As a result, social media skills that complement your core areas of expertise are greatly attractive to recruiters.
3. Tech skills
Tech skills in fields like robotics, augmented reality, the internet of things, or AI can be invaluable to companies in the context of the changes brought about by the pandemic.
Infoempleo stresses, that demand for staff “with knowledge of specific cloud software and collaborative work tools has increased.”
As companies are relying on this tech more and more so, make sure to include any pertinent skills on your resume.
4. Soft skills
Self-discipline, communication skills, and initiative are generally considered to be very sought-after traits but are particularly so if you’re looking to work from home.
These skills are even more essential now that, often, your colleagues and those to whom you report are at a physical distance.
As a result, you need to make it clear on your resume that you’re able to put these skills and qualities to use.
“It’s important that resilience, improved digital skills, and the ability to adapt to change stand out on your resume,” says Infoempleo.