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How to future proof your career with hybrid skills

The hybridization of the American job market is in full swing. Whether it’s adapting to a remote or hybrid work setting, building more diverse, equitable and inclusive organizations, or finding new ways to enhance productivity, working in a state of constant flux is now accepted and expected.

Keeping up with constant changes, both in the industry and the workplace is a serious challenge. And even more important than the organizational design and the tech tools of our hybrid world order are the hybrid skills we’ll need to develop wherever and however we’re working. Of course hard skills (qualifications and experience) are always going to be fundamental expectations but to successfully navigate the new hybrid world, you’ll need to brush up on your soft skills).

Soft skills

Emotional intelligence, collaboration, empathy, optimism, adaptability, creativity – these are the top notch soft skills they don’t teach in school – but are increasingly acknowledged as essential to the future of leadership in an organization and the world at large.

In fact the term ‘soft’ dramatically undersells how powerful these human skills are for success. These are the skills that will allow us to adapt to new environments and constant changes and use all of our other skills in a sustainable way, without burning out.

Without these skills, effective decision making, teamwork, negotiation, perseverance and more – basically anything that helps someone succeed in today’s dynamic business environment – would be deficient. Soft skills are what matters for getting anything done. And really this isn’t just a job thing. This is a life thing.

Deliberate effort

Strengthening your soft skills requires deliberate effort, diligent practice and a dedication to self-development. But the benefits for those looking to develop their hybrid skills should not be understated. A Deloitte Access Economic Report forecasts that by 2030, soft-skill-intensive employment will account for two-thirds of all workers.

Talent acquisition specialists also confirm that hiring employees with soft skills is not only necessary but also goes a long way to improving teams, building culture as well as increasing overall company performance.

It’s clear that success in our work today is not necessarily defined simply by our ability, but by the skills that set us apart. In these new work settings, the most successful workers will be those who are able to develop and refine their hybrid skills.

If you want to level up, perhaps it’s time to investigate new horizons and plan your next steps accordingly. Your first stop? The Hill Jobs where you can browse thousands of open roles right now. Here are three hiring this week…

BLOOMBERG

Why Work Here: More than 320,000 business leaders rely on the real time financial information available on the Bloomberg Terminal. The company currently has a great opportunity in New York for a Team Leader to manage its Financial Research Data Analyst Team.

About The Role: You’ll be responsible for managing a team of analysts who will serve as the primary leads for their asset class (i.e. Equities, Credit, Strategy, ESG) and industries (i.e. Tech, Retail, Energy).You and your team will be entrusted to deliver the timely delivery of high quality data; liaise with Bloomberg Intelligence and collaborate with data teams globally.

Check It Out: For other open roles at this global information and technology leader, head to Bloomberg.

DELOITTE

Why Work Here: Are you fired up by complex technical challenges? Interested in working for a fast paced tech company? Then this role of Software Engineering Consultant working on the CBO Cloud Engineering Team will be right up your alley.

About The Role: Located in Miami, you’ll work on native cloud development projects to deliver technology solutions to meet clients’ business needs. From writing quality well- tested code to developing and integrating complex systems, you’ll be helping to accelerate clients towards a technology-driven future.

Check It Out: Discover more open roles at Deloitte.

AMERICAN PHYSICAL THERAPY ASSOCIATION

Why Work Here: The successful candidate for the role of Congressional Lobbyist will be an integral part of an organization that prides itself on its dedication to improving societal health. Even more compelling, you’ll get the chance to work alongside like-minded colleagues who are passionate about making a difference.

About The Role: Based in Alexandria, Virginia, you will become a member of APTA’s Public Affairs team that works to support organizational priorities and activities within the Government Affairs department. Your principal role will be to  support and focus unit efforts on issues from departmental contributions to public engagement strategy as well as effectively champion the Association’s vision, mission and brand.

For more career opportunities and to find a role that you love, visit The Hill Jobs

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