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The Skills Companies Need Most in 2019 (And Where To Learn Them)

The Skills Companies Need Most in 2019

The new year can be an inspiring time for people determined to change their habits and learn new skills. With thousands of skills to choose from, it’s hard to know which are the most efficient to focus time on, and will offer the greatest return on investment.

For those resolving to transform their career in 2019, it’s a good idea to spend time honing the skills most sought after by companies. Using data from LinkedIn, Whiteboard Advisors has identified the skills most sought after in 2019 by over 2,000 companies surveyed.

Cloud Computing

As the world rushes toward the cloud, companies are desperately searching for engineers who have the skills to accommodate this demand.

Recommended Courses

Learning Cloud Computing: Networking Learning

Amazon Web Services (AWS) for Developers

AWS for Architects: Advanced Security

Artificial Intelligence

Machine learning and AI is part of almost every business, and skilled workers in this field are highly sought after.

Recommended Courses

Artificial Intelligence Foundations: Neural Networks 

Artificial Intelligence Foundations: Machine Learning 

Machine Learning and AI Foundations: Classification Modeling

Analytical Reasoning

As they collect more data than ever before, companies are hungry for professionals who can make smart decisions based off of it.

Recommended Courses: 

Making Decisions 

Decision Making Strategies

Executive Decision Making

People Management

The world has changed from a “command-and-control” model toward leaders who can coach and empower, a difficult skillset few professionals possess.

Recommended Courses 

Motivating and Engaging Employees 

Managing Team Conflict 

Leading with Purpose

UX Design

UX design is the key to making a digital world work for humans.

Recommended Courses: 

UX Foundations: Multidevice Design 

UX Design: 01 Overview 

UX Research for Agile Teams

Mobile App Development

Recommended Courses: 

A skill that’s been in-demand for several years as companies continue to design mobile-first platforms.

React Native Essential Training

 iOS 12 Development Essential Training: 1 Fundamental, UI, and Architecture

 iOS 12 Development Essential Training: 2 Web Content, Views, and Distribution

Video Production

Demand for video production is spiking as video streaming represents 70 percent of all consumer Internet traffic.

Recommended Courses

Foundations of Video: The Art of Editing

Video Foundations: Cameras and Shooting

Web Video for Business: Creating a Web Series

Sales Leadership

 Sales is one of those skills that’s always in-demand, and great sales leaders are only becoming harder and harder to find.

Recommended Courses

Sales Coaching 

Sales Management Foundations

Sales: Data-Driven Sales Management


 We are more connected globally than ever before, with translation skills breaking down one of the last remaining barriers: language.

Recommended Courses: 

Communicating Across Cultures

 Developing Cross-Cultural Intelligence

InDesign: Multilingual Publishing Strategies

Audio Production

Similar to video, there’s been a spike in interest in podcasts and other audio digital formats recently, leading to increased demand for this skill.

Recommended Courses 

Digital Audio Foundations

 Audio Recording Techniques

Tips & Tricks for Modern Producers

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