How To Get Top Skills Employers Want In 2021

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2020 will always be known as the year of the pandemic ,2021?  the year of new skills and careers. We know one thing for sure — the top skills employers need in 2021 is quite different from what recruiters where looking for in 2020. With a global pandemic in play new strategies and innovative skills are needed to keep businesses and companies running, remote work has become the new normal.

More than anything the shift to remote work has shown a lot of lessons about what skills is needed  to make a great employee in the new normal.


If you’re really want to set yourself apart from other applicants, you need to go above and beyond your degree and and start garnering the top job skills recruiters are  looking out for 2021.


Many hiring managers have come out to opine that soft skills can put you at the top of the list especially in the next couple of years. Below are the top skills that will move you up the ladder in 2021


Time management

Time management has always been an important aspect of work life, but with the reemergence of remote work time management has gained increased relevance. Your employers have to trust that you can manage your time and get your work done without having to necessarily supervise you all the time.  Make sure you prioritize your tasks and stay on target.


Decision Making

Having the skill to critically assess the situation in front of you and come to a conclusive decision on a regular basis sets you out as a person who gets things done and a leader. It also shows that you’re willing to take risks , even if you’re wrong once in a while. Decision making is more than just an attitude, it is a skill that has to be learnt and if you want to stand out as an applicant in 2021 you have to learn this skill.



2021 as noted earlier is a year of new skills, change and growth. Being creative and thinking outside the box will certainly elevate you above other candidates. Finding new solutions and new ideas are what every company in 2021 is focused on and if you can bring that to the table then you will definitely not be an applicant for long.


Knowledge of social and digital media

Like it or not 2021 is the year of social media. If you want to compete in the job market you need to social media and tech savvy. A lot of candidates are landing jobs from social media and social media is also creating a lot of new jobs now. Be aware of  how it works and how you can leverage it for your success.


IT and Computer skills

High-level IT skills and computer knowledge are the order of the day in this century. It goes without saying that our world is getting more advance and technological and the emergence of remote work has made basic computer skills even more essential for workplace success. Candidates that have IT and computer skills always stand out a shoulder above the rest.


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To be successful in the modern workplace you will need to possess these in demand soft skills and computer knowledge. Skills like graphics design, digital marketing etc are in top skills that employers look out for in 2021.


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