What skills will you need to succeed in the future?
Times have changed for U.S. workers. Companies in the mid-20th century were looking for rule-following, conformist employees who wanted to belong, according to “The Organization Man,” William H. Whyte’s famed examination of 1950s work culture.
Natasha Dalzell-Martinez, a research director with Apollo Group, parent company of University of Phoenix, led a team of consultants on a mission to identify the qualities employers seek today.
“There’s no linear career path anymore,” Dalzell-Martinez says. “The days where you worked in a vacuum for a single boss, using a single skill, with no real say or control over your own job or assignments are over. People now wear many hats and have many skills."
Dalzell-Martinez and her team identified the top 10 skills and how to acquire them through education: