Top Skills Articles

  • See the skills companies need most in 2019.

    The Skills Companies Need Most in 2019 – And How to Learn Them

    January 1, 2019

    It turns out that professionals are keenly interested in learning new skills (which makes us deliriously happy). And learning tends to spike in January, as people start the year focused on building new habits. But here’s the challenge: there are at least 50,000 professional skills in the world, according to LinkedIn data. 50,000! If you’re like us, you probably...

  • Why creativity is the most important professional skill in the world.

    Why Creativity is the Most Important Skill in the World

    January 1, 2019

    Recently at LinkedIn Learning, using the power of our Economic Graph, we determined the skills companies need most. And there was a bit of a surprise at the very top of the list: creativity. Technically, creativity is the second-most in-demand skill in the world, with cloud computing at the top. But cloud computing is a hard skill, which means it applies to only...

  • See the most up-and-coming jobs in the world, along with courses to get them.

    The 5 Most Up-and-Coming Jobs in the World – And How to Get Them

    December 17, 2018

    A few years ago, if you told someone you were a “blockchain developer,” they might think you made jewelry. That’s different today, as blockchain developers are now one of the hot jobs in tech. And that’s why it’s the embodiment of an up-and-coming job – i.e. a job that has gone from “never heard of it” to “got to have it” in just the past few years. So what are...

  • See a list of the most common jobs among recent college graduates – and how to get them.

    The Most Popular Jobs for New Graduates – And The Skills...

    May 14, 2018

    It’s May. And that means thousands of people across the country have just achieved something truly worth celebrating: they’ve...

  • See the single biggest skill gap in America today – communication.

    The Skill American Companies Need Most Right Now – And How ...

    April 26, 2018

    The biggest skill gap in America today isn’t cloud computing or data science or some other tip-of-the-spear technological skill. No,...

  • See the industries women leaders are flocking to, as well as the skills they are mastering.

    The Most Common Skills Among Women Leaders (And How to...

    March 6, 2018

    On March 8th, we’ll celebrate International Women’s Day. And while it’s a day to honor women across the world, it’s also serves as a...