15 skills LinkedIn says are most likely to get you hired in 2020 - plus the affordable online courses you can take to build them

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The most in-demand hard skills in 2020

The most in-demand hard skills in 2020

Most of this year's hard skills are in rapidly evolving fields and emphasize the importance of analyzing data. 2020 is the first year blockchain has topped LinkedIn's in-demand skills list, and business analysis (now #6) climbed 10 spots since 2019.

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1. Blockchain

1. Blockchain
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2. Cloud and distributed computing

2. Cloud and distributed computing
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3. Analytical reasoning

3. Analytical reasoning
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4. Artificial Intelligence

4. Artificial Intelligence
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5. UX design

5. UX design
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6. Business analysis

6. Business analysis
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7. Affiliate marketing

7. Affiliate marketing
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8. Sales

8. Sales
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9. Scientific computing

9. Scientific computing
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10. Video production

10. Video production
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The most in-demand soft skills in 2020

The most in-demand soft skills in 2020

Soft skills are harder to quantify than hard skills. They're typically what interviewers are trying to gauge by asking about your management style or how you've handled career setbacks in the past. Four of the top five soft skills in 2020 are the same as they were in 2019.

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1. Creativity

1. Creativity

Organizations need people who can creatively approach problems and tasks across all business roles, from software engineering to HR. Focus on honing your ability to bring new ideas to the table in 2020.

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2. Persuasion

2. Persuasion
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3. Collaboration

3. Collaboration
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4. Adaptability

4. Adaptability
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5. Emotional Intelligence

5. Emotional Intelligence
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