Fastest Growing Independent SmartWorker Skills: What do I need?

Fastest Growing Independent SmartWorker Skills: What do I need?

4th December 2018 Off By Chloe Sullivan

SmartWorkers often consider themselves independent workers. They take a task and tackle it head on before sending it across to their relevant colleagues. To develop your professional profile as a SmartWorker, it is essential to enhance your skill set to transform with the world of work rather than fall behind.

There are several basic key traits that one must have to be a good SmartWorker. These include the ability to work independently, the ability to take initiative, excellent communication skills, trustworthiness and a willingness to make an extra effort to engage with your colleagues and employees alike.

The World Economic Forum predicts that 35% of the skills workers need will change by 2020. To fill these new specialised jobs, companies are increasingly turning to the SmartWorking freelance workforce.

Blockchain was the single fastest-growing skill in Q1 of this year and has appeared on three of the last four quarter lists. However, it didn’t make the top 20 this time around. This is echoed by recent statistics which show that 75% of Irish people would not consider a career in blockchain.

To go a step further and stand out as a SmartWorker, we have noticed an increase in the demand for skills in:

1. Dropbox API: refers to the extension of the Dropbox Platform, which provides thousands of pre-integrated apps for users to create additional productivity and collaboration solutions. It enables a whole suite of security, compliance, and administration solutions, including eDiscovery, data loss prevention (DLP), and security information & event management (SIEM) or the development of great new apps.

2. Equity research: refers to the analysis of company’s financials, ratio analysis, financial modelling and exploration of scenarios with an objective of making BUY/SELL stock investment recommendations.

3. Molecular biology: specialising in research that focuses on the structure and function of the macromolecules (e.g. proteins and nucleic acids) essential to life.

4. Salesforce Marketing Cloud: refers to a customer relationship management (CRM) platform for marketers that allows them to create and manage marketing relationships and campaigns with customers.

5. Genetic algorithms: Genetic algorithms (GAs) are a heuristic search and optimisation technique inspired by natural evolution. They have been successfully applied to a wide range of real-world problems of significant complexity.

6. Social customer service: Social customer service is the act of providing customer support through social media channels.

7. HR consulting: Specialist advice and services provided by a third-party to help businesses maximise the efficiency of their HR operations and implement appropriate new policies and procedures in the best way possible. They are often valued by companies for their ability to bring an outsider’s objective view

Are you an avid learner and enjoy working independently? Do you enjoy working in your own space?

SmartWorking may be for you 🙂

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