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If you don’t have these skills, you’ll be fired by 2030

If you don’t have these skills, you’ll be fired by 2030

What skills will I need in the future? If you don’t have these skills, you’ll be fired by 2030 

What skills will I need in the future? If you don’t have these skills, you’ll be fired by 2030 

by Talentese Team 30/09/2018

With the onset of technology, it has become a necessity to keep up with the times and upgrade the skills that you will need to attain success in your career. If not, there’s an excellent chance your job and role will be automated by the year 2030. Making yourself valuable to your employer can help turn the tide in your favor. You need to start working on developing skills that will help you stay on top of the rising trends in the market to increase and improve your employability. Making your skills obsolete is never a right way to think of the future and your career goals. Improving your skill sets works in a multitude of ways.


The most important aspect is that you get to enhance your employee branding. Another one worth considering would be getting your career strategies in place. We cannot stress how important it is to have your plan in place to be part of the most promising careers for the future. Enhancing your skill sets will help tremendously in tipping the scales in your favor by the year 2030.


Let us take a look at some skills that you will need to develop as you start your journey for the future.


Emotional Intelligence:

Social skills and emotional intelligence go hand in hand. Persuasion, guiding and teaching others, and empathy are the needs of the future. By the year 2030, you should be able to connect with people from all walks of life to be known as an emotionally intelligent individual. These skills will be beneficial for the future since you would be able to gauge human emotions, moods, and behaviors of people around you. These skills cannot be learned immediately. They must be practiced and acquired over time. Getting effective career strategies in place around these skills will help you in going a long way in your career if you think about switching to the most promising careers for the future.



Most Human Resource specialists will emphasize the need for teamwork and coordination. Collaborating with individuals and teams is crucial when thinking about the future. Playing to the strengths of each group, getting work done more efficiently, and being flexible to change are keys to coordination. Being a great team member will also help you tremendously in building your employee branding and being seen as an individual who believes in collaborating and coordinating with colleagues and employees. Most career counselors will also advise you to take part in a career quiz or two to build your network and rapport at work.


Critical Thinking:

With the advent of new technology, most work gets done automatically and robotically. Critical thinking involves the ability to think logically and reasonably about issues or concerns related to your work life. Critical thinking is also one of the best skills to have in your arsenal while you think about your career strategies. Some of the most promising careers for the future consider critical thinking and logic to be valuable assets. You should be able to weigh your options, solve complex issues, and discuss all the solutions to solving a particular problem or concern. Make critical thinking a part of your daily habit and apply it to all walks of your life to get better at it over the coming years. By the year 2030, critical thinkers will be the cream of the crowd!



We know creativity is not a skill that most people are born with, but it can be acquired. Many people do not think of themselves as creative, but they are. If you get up each morning and decide what to wear and how you will look the entire day, then you are creative! Creativity is not exclusive only to artists and musicians.

Creativity comes in many forms. Unleash the creativity inside you to solve work-related issues and problems in a different and out-of-the-box manner. Become creative in how you speak to clients, how you present your plans for action, and how you solve issues. This creativity will sing through your work and allow you to become a coveted individual by 2030.



Since most work will soon be automated, it is essential to be a good negotiator. Social skills like negotiating and convincing people to understand situations will be indispensable for the future. If you’re unsure of how you can build your negotiations skills, start becoming a part of meetings that are client-facing and customer-facing. Pay close attention to supervisors and bosses who are part of the negotiations team. Understand the minor points of negotiation skills and how you can learn from them.

Apply this expertise to your day-to-day life and start negotiating small instances with your spouse, children, co-workers, and friends. Very soon, this skill will be as natural as breathing. Always search for solutions where everyone involved walks home happier, and ensure that the situation is a win-win.


To be skilled in the future, it will be essential to work on your social skills, have the ability to accept change, embrace the change through complex problem-solving, and be able to adapt to it in a way that always keeps you on top. You won’t be expected to have a solution for every issue or problem, but being part of a team or leading a team that can solve these issues is essential. Pay close attention to details, remember the bigger picture, and be mentally elastic to consider all aspects of an issue. Most problem solvers, critical thinkers, and negotiators will be coveted assets by all industries and segments by the year 2030. Make sure you’re ready by the time your skills become hot property!

by Talentese Team 30/08/2018

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Six qualities for a successful startup career

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by Ankita Poddar 24/08/2018

Startups have been all the rage the past few years and the trend isn’t changing anytime soon. As per the Global Startup Ecosystem Report 2018, global venture capital investments in startups hit a decade high in 2017, with over $140 billion invested. Total value creation of the global startup economy from 2015 to 2017 reached $2.3 trillion—a 25.6% increase from the 2014 to 2016 period. There is no doubt that startups emerging and fading have become an integral part of the modern day economy. Yet people believe that it takes a different breed to run and work in startups. While that may not be true, some skills do make working in them much easier.

Let’s take a look at six hats that you need to wear if you are looking to join a startup you admire:


1. Ace pitchman:

No matter which role, in a startup, everyone is a master salesman. You are always selling something; be it an idea, a concept or technique. You sell all the time – to yourself and to everyone outside and inside the company. The product is often undefined, non-existent and dream like. In short, you sell the future and more importantly, yourself. Investments flow in because investors believe in the people not in the product alone. Therefore, unless you can sell water to an ocean, you need to brush up your sales skills. One may argue that this is a skill everyone needs to master irrespective of whether you work at a startup or not. However, in a startup, this skill becomes even more critical.


2. Technology Geek:

Most new startups work closely with the latest in technology. Eight out of ten German startups see a significant impact of digitalization on their business models. Naturally, hiring managers prefer candidates who knows their way around the brave new world of modern tech. This doesn’t necessarily translate into knowing everything that exists, just the love of technology and the thirst to continuously learn. If you have that in place, the rest should be easy.


3. Mad Hatter:

There are never enough people in a startup. Yes, we’d all like someone who can get us some coffee, fix the printing machine or just close the office doors at night. Unfortunately, that is not going to happen. More often than not, you’ll end up being the office boy, technician and CEO all at once. The more hats you can don, the more valuable you are. The founders are looking for someone who treats the startup as their own; someone who identifies a gap, fixes it and doesn’t whine. I can guarantee that your stint at a start-up will be one of the most satisfying ever. You will learn more and faster than you ever have and be versatile in more than one area. If that is your thing, startups are just the place for you.


4. Data Junkie:

The modern world is built on data. There was a point of time when Microsoft Excel was enough. In most organizations, it still is. However, not in a startup. A good handle over data will help you monitor and predict the success of the startup. It is likely that you aren’t the only player in the field and there is data out in the world that will help you model a better product. It is also likely that the product or service you’re working on provides large chunks of usable data. Creating a better product is a lot easier when you have a better understanding of how it is used.


5. Builder:

If you want a successful career in a startup, you have to be a builder. There are no two ways about it. Life in a startup comes with its blows and rewards. You need to be able to put the pieces back together no matter how many times your creation is torn down. You need to be able to filter constructive criticism from the cynical feedback, work on gaps, bounce back like a piece of elastic and build again. Growing a thick skin is all part of the process. Know that there are always going to be enough naysayers out there who will wonder why you left a comfortable job at a multinational and committed startup suicide. Let me tell you this – you will never work in an environment that operates in higher ambiguity but it will all be worth it. Cultivate a point of view, a thick skin and elasticity. They will help.


6. Accountant:

Of the many hats that you wear while working in a startup, the hat of an accountant comes with undeniable value. You don’t have to have the same level of competency as an accountant however given that budgets are usually always lean, this skill will help. When resources are scarce, (which they usually are) and the focus is more on creating vs selling, you need to make sure that what you have is being used effectively. If you understand budgets and can balance right, you may just end up being the founder’s best friend.

Working in a startup is always going to be challenging. No one will deny it. Hence, it is important that you research a startup well before you decide to join. Spend time understanding the founders, the vision, the product and the operating model. Unless the product inspires you and you trust the founders, the experience could end up being frustrating. However, if you pick the right startup, the journey is enthralling. There is no doubt that you will learn more than you ever have in terms of both skill and personality. You’ll get the opportunity to be a visionary, manager, designer, accountant and salesperson all at once. How many people do you know who’ve done all of this in a single year? Most likely, only the ones in a startup.


Ankita Poddar is HR professional based out of India. Identified as one of the emerging HR leaders in India in 2016,  Ankita's experience as an HR Business Partner gives her the opportunity to work closely with business leaders, innovate and execute on the behalf of customers especially in areas of people analytics, employee engagement, rewards and recognition and performance management. Ankita blogs about all things HR at Follow her on Twitter @ankitapoddar

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Wie schreibe ich einen Lebenslauf?

Wie schreibe ich einen Lebenslauf?

Das wirksame Bewerbungsschreiben 

Das wirksame Bewerbungsschreiben 

by Karin Schroeck-Singh 20/07/2018

 „Wie schreibe ich einen Lebenslauf?“ – damit meine ich einen Lebenslauf, der sofort zur Einladung zu einem Vorstellungsgespräch führt – dies ist eine Frage, die nicht unbedingt in der Schule behandelt wird. Jobsuchende gehen diese Herausforderung auf verschiedene Weise an: sie beschaffen sich Bücher zum Thema Lebenslauf, sehen sich Musterbeispiele im Internet an oder bitten einen Karrierecoach als Ratgeber bei der Selbstdarstellung um Hilfe, um die Chancen auf die Einladung zu einem Vorstellungsgespräch zu erhöhen.


Bedenke, dass jede Zeile im Lebenslauf von Bedeutung ist. Das gilt insbesondere dann, wenn Du umfassende Berufserfahrung hast und weißt, dass Dein Lebenslauf auf zwei Seiten begrenzt sein muss. Es gibt drei verschiedene Arten von Lebensläufen: den funktionellen, den chronologischen und die Kombination beider Arten. Es hängt von Deiner persönlichen Situation ab, welche dieser drei Arten für Dich am angemessensten ist. Am häufigsten wird der funktionelle Lebenslauf verwendet, der Deinen letzten Job an erster Stelle auflistet.


Was macht einen wirksamen Lebenslauf aus? Er sollte die folgenden Hauptbestandteile enthalten:


# 1 – Deine persönlichen Daten – Verschwende die erste Zeile nicht damit, „Lebenslauf“ zu schreiben – es ist offensichtlich, um welches Dokument es sich handelt. Beginne mit Deinem Namen und erwähne in der zweiten Zeile Deine vollständige Adresse, E-Mail-Adresse und Telefonnummer (sollte möglichst in eine Zeile passen).


# 2 – Deine persönliche Profilbeschreibung – Dies ist eine Zusammenfassung, in der Du kurz Deine Fähigkeiten und Berufserfahrungen wirksam darstellen kannst. Viele Bewerber erwähnen in diesem Abschnitt auch ihre Karriereziele, was ich persönlich als falsch erachte. Warum? Weil es dabei nur um DEINE ZIELE geht und nicht darum, welchen MEHRWERT Du für das Unternehmen schaffst. Mache Dir das immer bewusst!


# 3 – Deine Berufserfahrung – In diesem Teil musst Du Deine Berufsbezeichnungen, die Namen der Unternehmen, die Daten Deiner Anstellung und Deine Hauptverantwortlichkeiten bei den verschiedenen Firmen anführen. Ob Du es glaubst oder nicht: wenn ich mir die Lebensläufe von Bewerbern ansehe, mache ich mich zuallererst auf die Suche nach ERFOLGEN. So bekomme ich einen ersten Eindruck davon, wie professionell ein Kandidat ist. Leider ist die Anzahl jener Kandidaten, die von der Bedeutung eines erfolgsbasierten Lebenslaufes wissen, immer noch gering. Viele sind der Meinung, dass die Auflistung zahlreicher Verantwortungsbereiche einen beeindruckenden Lebenslauf ausmacht. Aber seien wir doch ehrlich …. wie beeindruckend ist das wirklich? Sagt es etwas darüber aus, wie gut jemand seine Leistungen erbracht hat? Überhaupt nicht!

Daher besteht der einzige Weg, einen Personalmanager zu beeindrucken, darin, messbare Resultate vorzuweisen. Nur diese zeigen, welchen Einfluss Du auf den Unternehmenserfolg hattest. Ich spreche nicht von unwahren und übertriebenen, sondern von echten Resultaten: z. B. „…die Kosten um 25 % reduziert“ oder „…beschleunigte die Prozesse um 18 %“ oder „…gewann eine Auszeichnung für hervorragenden Kundenservice“.

Du kannst Deine Erfolge formulieren, indem Du das nutzbringende Resultat und die dafür durchgeführten Maßnahmen erwähnst, z. B. „Mit der Einführung eines wirksamen Beschwerdemanagement-Verfahrens (durchgeführte Maßnahme) verbesserte ich die Kundenerfahrung und sparte Managementzeit ein (nutzbringendes Resultat).“

Leider zeigen viele Statistiken, dass Jobsuchende (verzweifelt um ein Vorstellungsgespräch bemüht) in ihren Lebensläufen lügen. Zahlt sich das aus? Nein, das kann nur schiefgehen! Führe daher nach der Auflistung Deiner Hauptverantwortungsbereiche Deine Erfolge auf. Es macht einen enormen Unterschied! Personalrecruiter lieben erfolgsorientierte Kandidaten. Und sei bitte ehrlich!


# 4 – Fähigkeiten – Erwähne alle wichtigen Fähigkeiten und auch das Niveau Deiner Kompetenzen. Zum Beispiel:

● Fremdsprachenkenntnisse: Französisch: Fließend in Wort und Schrift

● PC-Kenntnisse: Microsoft Office: Word (fortgeschritten), Excel (gut), PowerPoint (Grundkenntnisse)

● Soziale Kompetenzen: Verhandlungsgeschick, ausgezeichnete Kommunikationsfähigkeiten, usw.


# 5 – Ausbildung – Erwähne nur jene Ausbildungszertifikate, die relevant sind, z.B. ein Universitätsabschluss. Wenn Du eine interessante Diplomarbeit zu einem für die Stelle relevanten Thema geschrieben hast, scheue Dich nicht, sie zu erwähnen. Wenn Du über zusätzliche branchenbezogene Qualifikationen verfügst, füge auch diese hinzu. All das kann ausschlaggebend sein. Betrachte Dich selbst als die Marke ICH.


# 6 – Interessen – Nenne Deine Interessen nur, wenn sie für den Job relevant sind (e.g. wenn Du einen Blog schreibst und Dich für eine Tätigkeit als Content Manager bewirbst). Wenn Deine Hobbies keinerlei Bezug zu der Stelle haben, verwende den verfügbaren Platz anderweitig, um Deine Kenntnisse und Fähigkeiten zu unterstreichen.


# 7 – Weitere Informationen – In diesem Teil kannst Du andere Informationen hinzufügen, die Du als wichtig erachtest (z.B. Führerschein, Deine Social Media Accounts, ehrenamtliches Engagement usw.) Es mag zwar selbstverständlich erscheinen, dennoch machen viele Bewerber diese Fehler: Grammatik- und Rechtschreibfehler, die Verwendung von verschiedenen Farben, kein richtiges Layout und Unstimmigkeiten in der Präsentation, keine richtigen Überschriften, das Überschreiten von 2 Seiten oder die Erwähnung unwichtiger Details. Sabotiere nicht Deinen eigenen Lebenslauf mit diesen Fehlern!

Bitte andere um ihr Feedback und schaue, ob es Passagen in Deinem Lebenslauf gibt, die einer Verbesserung bedürfen. Betrachte Deinen Lebenslauf als Dein einziges Verkaufsmittel. Möchtest Du es nicht in ein Meisterstück verwandeln?

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