Better focus on the environmental issues is no longer a luxury or CSR material; rather, it’s the need of the hour. Every professional work done by any individual or (business) group must account for its minimum intervention with the status quo of the environmental factors. Sensitivity and awareness toward the environment are necessary skills now in each of us.
The majority of jobs in high demand by 2030 aren’t yet invented. These jobs and the skills needed to do them result from the shift towards the green economy or an economy that reduces environmental risks.
Are you ready to impress employers with a greener approach on your resume? Our white paper Skills for the Green Economy reveals that the energy sector alone could create 18 million jobs if workers have the skills or can be trained to do so.
These are the top opportunities you should be looking for, and these green economy skills can be added to your resume.
The importance of analytical skills is increasing.
Future work trends are not just about going greener. It is also getting smarter. Technology continues to permeate our workforce as we enter the Fourth Industrial Revolution. It is also edging into traditional manual jobs such as warehousing.
What exactly is it? Computer programming is becoming more important in fields like warehousing. They need to be able to operate complex machinery and perform systems analysis to keep their supply chains running smoothly. Pew rates system analysis as the most important analytical skill in the green economy. Programming is the green skill most in demand.
Green skills will drive the automobile industry
In five years, more than 1/3 of all cars will be electric hybrids or plug-ins. Automobile companies will be looking for the best talent to help them navigate this transition. What jobs will be needed? Software specialists and network engineers to assist in the design of vehicles, mechanics, and manufacturers of batteries. They also educate salesforce members to promote new products.
The automotive sector will need a wide range of skills, including software design and systems analysis. These skills can be learned and added to your resume. Modis, our sister company, has created a state of the art reskilling program that will allow you to be trained for the automotive industry and other fields.
Maintenance will make a huge comeback.
Reduce, reuse, repair? Americans will be able to recycle more and throw out less. This will encourage households to make an effort to repair and maintain appliances and electronic products instead of purchasing more. Ikea, the industry leader in “fast furniture”, will be focusing on providing maintenance and repair services to extend the product’s life span.
New Pew research shows that the demand for system maintenance and repair skills will increase by 27% in the new green economy. These skills can be highlighted on your resume, your knowledge of specific equipment and your ability to solve problems to help you get a job in the green economy.
Soft skills will continue to be the most important.
Although technology can help shape green economy skills, soft skills will continue to be essential. Employers rated 35 skills in order of importance and listed soft skills as the most important four. They are active in listening and speaking.
Your resume will become increasingly important as you apply for jobs. Instead of listing “speaking” as a skill, give examples of meetings or presentations you have led. Soft skills are important, and 92% of recruiters agree that they are more important than hard skills. Don’t forget to include them on your resume.
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