What career skills were you shouting about in 2015?
By Sophia Donaldson, on 6 January 2016
Are you sick of 2015 countdown lists yet? No? Good, because here’s another one.
Have you heard of Coursera? It’s great. It allows you to take free online courses in pretty much anything, and those courses are taught by university experts. In fact, UCL careers consultants helped deliver a course in Employability Skills in 2014 and 2015.
And now the good people at Coursera have put together a handy list of 2015’s most coveted career skills. When you complete a course you receive a certificate, and get the option of posting said certificate to your LinkedIn profile. By assessing courses with the most certificates posted to LinkedIn, Coursera have worked out the top 10 skills people most wanted to show off to recruiters last year. It’s a nice measure of what’s hot with employers right now, with ‘digital marketing’ coming out on top, and ‘data science’ featuring heavily in the top 10. Check out the full list here.
And to be notified when the employability skills course runs again, visit the course page and add it to your wish list.
S Donaldson, UCL Careers Consultant