Staying with a job is a daily challenge for thousands of people in Colombia. Getting a job becomes a competition between several candidates and, many times, the ‘winner’ is given after a long selection process in which one stands out more than the other.

Laura Aristizabal, founder of Jobtips -Account on social networks that has grown due to its recommendations for job seekers-, spoke with Pulzo about some of those skills that job search candidates should have.

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Knowledge in demand in the labor market today

Laura, who is constantly preparing people for job interviews and pending what employers in the country request, gave some recommendations that are born after seeing what is moving today.

Having knowledge or bases in English will be an important plus in any profession and, although it seems a repetitive topic, many Colombians have not paid enough attention to improve in this regard.

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“Without a doubt, everything related to technology,” he said about the knowledge that entrepreneurs and companies are requesting. great of the country. These are some of the recommendations he made:

  • Software development
  • Cloud Computing Themes
  • Cybersecurity
  • Data analysis (much more experience is required and there are not many Junior positions)
  • User experience
  • User interface
  • Big data

Nevertheless, there are other profiles that are more common and on which they constantly publish job offers in various companies in the country.

  • Business roles. “They are exploding in all industries,” says Laura.
  • Customer service
  • BPO (Business process outsourcing)
  • Contact center

Skills that are rarely discussed in job interviews

Those who are interested in job offers are very focused on making their technical knowledge known, but Laura Aristizábal emphasized that there are other socio-emotional skills, also known as soft or XXI century, that are important.

  • Flexibility
  • Agile work
  • Creativity
  • Innovation
  • Teamwork
  • Influence
  • Leadership

It is key to understand that these skills are conditioned by the role to be performed, ”said this expert., who gave as an example that a business analyst in a start-up could not have the same socio-emotional skills as a business analyst in a bank.

“Even if it is not said in the interview, what they are looking for in the selection process is that the candidate is pointing to what the company needs,” added Laura.

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