Skills For The Future Of Work

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Skills For The Future Of Work

The job landscape is constantly changing. The skills necessary are constantly evolving. Some of the most popular jobs today weren’t even around fifteen years ago. 

skills for the future of workOur CEO and Founder, Jessica Chen, recently hosted a Soulcast Media | LIVE event on LinkedIn, where she interviewed the Senior Director of Global Content Strategy at LinkedIn Learning, Dan Brodnitz. As the lead for strategizing learning content on one of the most popular platforms, Dan is constantly thinking about what skills are needed so learners can be prepared for the future.

Both Dan and Jessica shared tips and personal stories about the most critical skills needed for the future of work.


Skills First Mindset –  During the Soulcast Media | LIVE, Jessica and Dan talked about this shift in how we think about hiring talent. Dan called it a “skills-first mindset,” which is about breaking free from the old hiring notion that employees can only get a job based on what they’ve previously done. Instead, a skills-first mindset is knowing an employee can be successful in the role they want to have because of the skills they know, not because of a particular position or title they’ve had before. This perspective creates a more equitable workplace as long as employees continuously retool. During the Soulcast Media | LIVE, Dan said: there’s no better moment than now to dive into something new. 



Soft Skills – During the Soulcast Media | LIVE, Dan brought up what he calls “a trio of skills” he believes are important and evergreen for the future of work. Collaboration, resilience/growth mindset, and a thirst for learning

  • Collaboration is our ability to connect and work smoothly with others, including having excellent communication skills.
  • A growth mindset is our ability to see challenges and failures as opportunities for learning and improvement, which sets us up for success.
  • When we have a thirst to learn, we are driven by a genuine interest of understanding new concepts, gaining new experiences, and expanding our capabilities. 

To navigate the evolving landscape of the future of work, a strategic approach involves skillful integration of both hard and soft skills. Deliberate and purposeful planning is essential to chart a course aligned with overarching objectives.


Check out Jessica’s Youtube Channel to see the full LIVE version of Jessica and Dan’s conversation.


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