Here we are again with a new year, a new you, and maybe even a new job. In this ever-changing job landscape, there are several new requirements and skills that employers will be searching for in 2022. You’ll want to stay a head of the curve by honing some of the following skills to put on your resume in 2022.

Hard Skills

Hard skills those that are directly related to the job itself, often more complex or nuanced in nature. They are skills that are taught or learned that truly highlight the knowledge of the job at hand and are more relevant in some industries than in others. 

This will vary widely between careers, but these are a couple known hard skills that are imperative to put on your 2022 resume:

Technical Literacy

In 2022, jobs are becoming more reliant on the computer and other tech devices. Knowing how to navigate the web and different operating systems is a must-have on your resume. Also key is mastering different applications as they relate to your potential field. There may be new software you’ll have to learn quickly, or you may have to showcase your talents to train an existing employee on the new software. 

Data Analytics

Though those in the technology industry may be most experienced with data analytics, it is increasingly important for employees in any industry to be able to look at a basic data set and understand it. This will help them to make educated strategic decisions or even discuss their performance and successes. While it may not be necessary for every job every single day, data analytics skills will only continue to grow in importance. 

Soft Skills

The importance of soft skills has been emphasized over the past two years and we expect this trend to continue. In 2022, highlighting these skills may be the key to landing the job. Many applicants will have earned the degree for the position, but not everyone will have the soft skills to take it one step further. Here are some key soft skills for 2022:

Adaptability

Many businesses realized the value of this skill during the pandemic, and they want to ensure that this is something new hires have. Whether an employee needs to alter their workload as the business re-staffs or expands, or if the location of their job changes, being adaptable is always an asset. This shows employees that you are willing to roll with the punches to achieve success. 

Empathy

Especially in management positions, empathy is an important skill to possess. This ensures that you have the ability to create a positive environment for those you work with, and you’ll be able to resolve conflicts in a healthy manner. Highlighting your empathy allows your new employer to see you are capable of being a team leader, which contributes to better business performance. 

Communication

No workplace is an island, even if remote work is the norm. Having good communication skills listed on your 2022 resume is going to be a no-brainer for employers. Knowing and showing how well you can communicate with others can make or break a potential job, especially if some of your coworkers won’t be in the room with you.

Time Management

This is a skill for your resume that comes with experience. With blended workforces operating across multiple counties or even continents, multiple needs may have to be met simultaneously. In most roles time is always of the essence. Especially if you’re working remotely, it is key to show that you know how to best spend your time to achieve maximum results.

Use these skills on your 2022 resume to start building a strong representation of what you have to offer. For more job search and resume insights, please browse our advice section.

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