Most Demanded Personal And Professional Skills

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Most Demanded Personal And Professional Skills

Looking for a job might be stressful for everyone, especially when you have no idea what companies expect from you. One is known for sure, that the more different hard and soft skills you have the better chance you have to be noticed by your dream company. But what to do if you do not know what type of skills the company is expecting you to have and what are the new things you need to learn? Worry no more! This weeks Europe Language Café blog is going to tell you what are most demanded personal and professional skills.

Here is the list of most demanded hard and soft skills. Take a look at what you already know and what are the things you should spend your free time learning.

Professional/Hard skills

Starting of with hard (professional) skills and what is it. Hard or professional skills  are specific, teachable abilities that can be defined and measured, such as typing, writing, math, reading and the ability to use software programs. Most demanded professional skills are:

Coding – Coding is becoming the most in-demand skill across industries. Apart from companies in the technology sector, there are an increasing number of businesses relying on computer code.

Excel – Excel is one of the most important because of the key role it plays in many sectors. It is the most used spreadsheet program in many business activities, classwork and even personal data organisation.

Web Development – Web development is very important for the work which is involved to make a website for internet or intranet. Web development can range from developing the simplest static single page of plain text to the most complex web-based internet applications, electronic businesses, and social network services.

Writing – Writing is an essential job skill. It is the primary basis upon which one’s work, learning, and intellect will be judged—in college, in the work place and in the community. Writing equips us with communication and thinking skills. Good writing makes our thinking and learning visible and permanent.

Project Management – Project management is important because it ensures proper expectations are set around what can be delivered, by when, and for how much. … Effective project managers should be able to negotiate reasonable and achievable deadlines and milestones across stakeholders, teams, and management.

Digital Marketing –  One of the reasons why digital marketing is taking over traditional marketing channels is the ability of Internet marketing tools to interact with targeted audiences in real time. Interacting and providing your customers with proper engagement points can give you an insight of what your targeted audiences want.


Personal/Soft skills

Soft (personal) skills are defined as less tangible and harder to quantify, such as etiquette, getting along with others, listening and engaging in small talk. The most demanded persona skills are:

Communication –  Communication skills do not only include speaking a language – they involve listening, presentation and writing skills. The ability to explain difficult technical concepts to people is a very valuable skill to have.

Organization – Planning and effectively organizing projects and tasks for yourself and others is an essential skill to have. Careless organization wastes your colleagues’ time and your employers’ money, so having  skills in the organization department will always come in handy.

Punctuality – No one likes to wait – being able to arrive and carry out tasks on time is extremely important. We’ve all heard some variation of “5 minutes early is on time. On time is late. Late is unacceptable.” Where do you fall on the punctuality scale?

Critical thinking – The ability to use imagination, reasoning, past experience, research, and available resources to  understand and then resolve issues is highly sought after by employers. You can demonstrate this skill by listing an example (or speaking of one in an interview) of a time when your company encountered difficulties and you were able to effectively address or resolve it via your critical thinking skills.

Adaptability – In today’s tech-driven and rapidly evolving business environment, the ability to harness new technologies and adjust to changing business landscapes is essential.

Creativity – Creativity is needed in any company – new ideas and concepts in an increasingly competitive global marketplace are becoming more and more important.


Even though it is hard to gain new personal skills, however you can always learn new professional skills that will help you to be the best one in your new job! You can look for your dream job here!

Skills Demanded in 2030

Bonus! If you are still a student or are not planning to work any time soon, here are what skills will be most demanded in the future. You have a lot of time to learn and advance them! Most demanded skills in 2030 are:

  • Learning Strategies
  • Psychology
  • Instructing
  • Social Perspective
  • Education and Training
  • Coordination
  • Originality
  • Fluency Of Ideas

Did you notice how much demanded skills are going to change from today until 2030? This means we will never stop learning and advancing the skills that we already have!

Europe Language Café hopes that this blog is helpful for your job search. We would like to thank you for hanging out with us and see you in our next blog!