September 4, 2020 by Gwen Burrow
What skills should you highlight on your resume? What new skills should you gain to prepare for that new (or better) job? You need resilient skills: skills that have either remained or increased in demand throughout the COVID shutdown and fastest recession in US recorded history.
We discuss these skills in our new report: “Resilient Skills: Survivor Skills That the Class of COVID-19 Should Pursue.”
Resilient workers are both generalist and specialist. They have broad interdisciplinary competence combined with deep, narrow expertise. As Isaiah Berlin once famously said: “A fox knows many things. A hedgehog knows one big thing.” Well, the resilient worker is both fox and hedgehog. They know a little about many things, and they know a lot about one or two subject matters.
In this report, we analyze three kinds of resilient skills that will help you become both fox and hedgehog: 1) human skills, 2) technical skills, and 3) hard-to-find skills.
Emsi offers two skills-based tools to help those that are graduating, struggling to find work, have lost their job, or are otherwise affected by COVID-19:
Skills Match – Identify your skills and receive personalized career and educational recommendations.
Resume Optimizer – Optimize your resume for the job you want.