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5 Trending Skills That Will Get You Hired in 2024

Whether you’re a young professional or a seasoned leader, everyone can benefit from a skills upgrade. But which skills will help you get where you want to go? If you’re ready to earn that promotion, find a new role, or just level up your skills, there are a few trending areas to focus on that could help take your career to the next level.

While all skills stand to benefit you in some way, others are just more valuable in 2024. As certain employees near retirement age and artificial intelligence looks like it’s here to stay, some skills are rising to the top in the eyes of employers. There are a variety of economic factors at play, but it also comes down to what employers are looking for.

In this article, we’re going to break down five of the trending skills that will help get your hired in 2024:


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Communication has been a valuable skill since the beginning of time, and it remains so today. But in 2024, being a good communicator isn’t about just writing well and speaking clearly. These skills are still important undoubtedly, but the communication experts of today are able to do what many cannot – inspire others to act, fully engage, touch real emotions, and develop a deep understanding.

It’s communicators with these abilities that are most valuable on a team. Not only do they work more effectively as a part of teams, but they’re also more likely to find success with customers.

Communication is a soft skill, or a common skill, which means it is a skill highly valuable across any role in any organization. Everyone can use a good communicator, whether you’re brokering multi million-dollar deals, building houses, or selling gadgets.


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Coding might just be the most valuable hard skill of the 21st century. If you look at some of world’s largest and most successful companies that have risen to power in the past 20 years, many of them have gotten to where they are thanks to very skilled people who know how to code. Google, Amazon, Meta, Netflix, and others rely on a small army of programmers and developers to carry out day-to-day tasks and achieve long term visions.

Also known as computer programming, coding is no easy skill to pick up. The skill is broken down into numerous different languages, each designed for a specific platform, operating system, coding style, or intended use.

Used for web development, data science, artificial intelligence, and more, the coding language ‘Python’ is one of the most valuable to learn. ‘JavaScript’ is another necessity that’s vital for building interfaces (front-end development).


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If there’s one thing we’ve learned over the past few years, it’s that things are bound to change so we better be ready to move quickly. As the ultimate bringer of “unprecedented times”, the pandemic taught us that things can change in an instant. Massive changes like this have the ability to upend entire industries, empower new ones, and re-think how we work. Knowing this, it pays to have adaptable people on your teams, and to become one yourself in case things go sideways.

Technology is a great example when it comes to adaptability. Adaptable people are able to master new technologies or demonstrate a general aptitude with things that just aren’t clicking with others. They embrace change, rather than run from it. Today, that might look like leveraging artificial intelligence efficiently and skillfully, while others haven’t really looked into it yet.

Customer Service

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In 2024, many of the organizations that are thriving have a customer-centric mindset, meaning they put the customer first and at the core of everything they do. This approach is a great way to build long-lasting relationships for customers that are profitable and beneficial for all. Customer service is a big part of developing that customer-centricity.

Customer service is a collection of skills that are valuable in any work environment. In order to provide quality customer service, you must be able to listen and be empathetic while being quick on your feet with a knack for problem solving.

With top notch customer service skills, you’ll be a highly employable individual. Large organizations, especially in tech, have entire departments dedicated to customer service. Even smaller companies could benefit from customer service skills, whether for their own support staff, account management, outreach, training, and more.

Project Management

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Project managements is another skill that can be used in just about any sector and work environment. Some organizations require designated project management professionals to handle accounts and see projects through as their sole job. Other organizations may not need these roles, but they do need team members with project management skills.

People with excellent project management skills possess a wide range of other skills that make them great team players and highly effective at getting things done. They are highly organized people, with great problem-solving skills and the ability to collaborate. They also have critical thinking skills, along with the ability to budget, negotiate, and motivate.

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