In the recently released Netflix original movie, Sierra Bungees is a Loser, when discussing unique skills to add to their resume, Sierra’s best friend, Dan(played by RJ Cyler), retaliates with, ‘What year are we in, 1990?’ (paraphrased please)
Sierra’s only offense provoking this response was that she openly assumed he’d easily get into a great College only because of his straight A’s.
The writers of the movie as well as producers subtly passed across an already clear modern message. Nobody really cares about just grades in 2018. If a beautiful result or resume is not accompanied by the unique activities or talents of an individual, then there’s really nothing special about them.
This huge contrast may be hard to believe especially for older African citizens. Raised to bury themselves in the absoluteness of having good grades.
The modern world is has moved on from straight A’s and is leaning on the more practical side of humans. This means that individuals who are not only intelligent but are also innovative and compassionate enough to give back to society.
In finding out the right way to go about when applying for jobs, projects, fellowships, and admissions, it is important to note that some skills are highly in demand.
Three of these highly demanded skills will be discussed here:
It may seem like an easy seat to fill in but employers, investors, institutions and even partners are looking forward to working with individuals with high emotional intelligence.
This means that everything from assertiveness to handling an obnoxious colleague, or boss and even knowing the right things to say at all occasions is important.
2018 already has robots in the workforce but these A.I’s are still unable to respond to human conditions and emotions (yet).
Trust that if you own a wonderful certificate or grade without creativity, you may not go far in modern labour force.
Whether it’s in the tech field, or arts, mathematics, philosophy, history or sports, individual implementation of their creativity is a win-win for employers and institutions.
The world has seen it all (or thinks it has), and every individual defying the odds and coming u with great ideas will forever be treasured.
Complex Problem Solving
We’re in the age of technology where everything and everyone is fast-paced. Where advertising used to rely on billboards or web ads, the modern strategies give room for expansive social media campaigns.
Technology and science has made life so much easier for the modern man. But with every invention, a fresh problem requiring human solutions is formed.
By 2020, predictions are that 36% of jobs across all industries will need complex problem solving as a core skill, Inc says.
In digesing this information, it is also very important to self-equip with these core social skills for the near-future.
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