"A fox knows many things.
A hedgehog knows one big thing."
- ISAIAH BERLIN
Resilient skills, like resilient people, flourish no matter what. They take a licking and keep on ticking. These will be the survivor skills for the class of COVID-19—indeed, for anyone searching for new or better employment. Resilient skills are the skills that graduates should highlight on their resumes and current students should focus on gaining.
As Isaiah Berlin famously said: “A fox knows many things. A hedgehog knows one big thing.” 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. They are both specialist and generalist.
Emsi offers two skills-based tools to help those that are graduating, have lost jobs, are struggling to find work, 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 to apply for