There are more opportunities than ever before for young professionals to launch successful work-from-home careers in 2022. The demand for skilled remote workforces remains high as more and more businesses turn to digital workplaces. A recent study by Adobe Creative Cloud highlights the essential skills in-demand jobs are looking for and how to be a competitive job applicant in 2022.
Develop Soft Skills
Hard skills can be measured, such as your proficiency in utilizing a specific software. Soft skills, on the other hand, are those that allow you to collaborate and work effectively with others. These interpersonal skills are sometimes more essential than hard skills are they can be challenging to learn. Communication, conflict resolution, and time management are a few critical soft skills you should work to add to your resume. When creating your resume, clearly list various soft skills to show you are a well-rounded worker and would make an essential team member. Interpersonal skills are in exceptionally high demand for management, recruitment, and HR jobs.
Diverse Knowledge Base
Diversifying your professional skillset is essential for being a competitive candidate in any industry. Adobe Creative Cloud reports, “89% of survey respondents said they believe they could receive more compensation if they better understood a diversity of complex skills, allowing them to fain a more holistic perspective of how their professional role fits into the overall company landscape.” Gaining professional skills outside the specifics of your role could make you a more competitive job applicant and offer you opportunities for promotion within the workplace. If you’re a web developer, you could unlock many opportunities for employment by taking online courses in digital marketing and SEO before applying for a position with a marketing agency.
Digital competencies such as graphic design, data visualization, video editing, social media marketing, data analysis, etc., are in high demand for many remote work opportunities in 2022. However, it’s never been easier to gain many of these skills through the internet. Online classes and courses can offer you certifications and opportunities to advance your skillset. Take advantage of free software trials, low-cost certification programs in various platforms and programs, and other online resources to gain professional skills. As more young professionals enter the workforce, diversifying your professional skill set and knowledge base is essential for remaining a competitive applicant.
As you prepare to interview for in demand jobs, be sure you have a strong portfolio and resume to share with your potential employer. Create an eye-catching but professional resume that lists your hard and soft skills, professional skills, experience, references, and contact information. Be sure to tailor your resume to the specific role you’re applying for. For example, if you’re applying to be a copywriter, list SEO and time management at the top of your other skills. Create a solid and diverse portfolio that showcases your experiences, proficiencies, and unique creativity. Come to your interview prepared with relevant questions about the expectations of the role, the company culture, and the benefits of the position. As a skilled worker in high demand, you have the flexibility to find a remote job that works for your lifestyle and fits your needs. Companies are more often offering competitive benefits such as mental health resources, 401ks, improved maternity leave, and more to attract a more diverse and skilled workforce.
There are many opportunities to launch a successful work-from-home career in 2022. To become a competitive applicant for high salary positions, diversify your skill set and market your interpersonal skills and technical proficiencies.