Every Thing You’ll Need to Succeed in The Future of Work

FOR JOB SEEKERS

Tip #1: Job Candidates Who Can Learn Fast Will Outshine Purebred Techies

“While certainly there is a vast appetite for advanced technical skills, companies will also place a premium on candidates that have the ability to learn and build new skills. Characteristics like adaptability, comfort with ambiguity and the ability to be effective in rapidly changing circumstances will become increasingly important. Pattern recognition, critical thinking and creativity that can help organizations chart a path forward in an uncertain environment is essential. Strong communication skills and empathy are essential to building buy-in to a vision for the future and gaining the buy-in and support of a globally diverse workforce.”

Tip #2: Prove How You “Add” to the Company’s Culture and Bottom-Line.

“We like to look for what we call “culture add” (versus “culture fit”) – we don’t want team members just to “fit in”, we want to bring in people who have different ideas, backgrounds and can advance and strengthen our team and culture. We are looking for examples as to how a candidate might add to our culture within their resume, but also during the interview process and from their social media activity.”

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Tip #3: Show Your Ability to Be a Team Player, Not Just an MVP

“Job seekers can get prepared for the future of work in Fintech, and at Intuit specifically, by improving their ability to work across teams with a boundaryless mindset. As companies continue to move to platforms with more interdependencies across the entire organization, top talent needs the ability to work seamlessly across the organization.”

Tip #4: Soft Skills Will Differentiate Good Candidates from the Best

“Instead of calling them soft skills, I would actually call them essential skills. Some of the most crucial of these skills include: communication, teamwork, leadership, relationship-building, balance, reliability and dependability.”

Tip #5: Be Consistent & Show It At Every Opportunity

“In each stage of the interview process, we’re assessing for a person’s ability to problem solve, be agile, think like an entrepreneur, as well as passion for our mission. Do your passions show up in a meaningful way on your resume? Do you speak about them genuinely and with sincerity during interviews? Are they reflected in your social media presence? Inconsistencies can help us gauge whether a candidate’s stated passions are truly authentic.”

FOR EMPLOYEES

Tip #1: Every Role Will Be Affected, So Get Prepared By Learning New Skills

“Developing digital skills is more important than ever. I am not speaking about coders or programmers, the shift is every role being impacted by digital and possessing an awareness of technical & data infused possibility will be fundamental to making an impact.”

Tip #2: Branch Out Because 9-to-5 Office Life is Over (Sort of)

“Increasingly the workforce is becoming more mobile and employees want to work how and where they do their best work. Having the correct work environments and technology that fosters collaboration and supports a mobile workforce is more important than ever.”

Tip #3: Be Ready to Break Out of Your Team’s Comfort Zone

“The new norm is being able to work in new ways and with a more diverse set of talent. Job seekers should have strong collaboration skills, an ability to work effectively with people from a wide range of technical backgrounds on cross-functional teams, and an eagerness to continually develop their own skills in order to meet the evolving needs of our clients.”

Tip #4: All Industries Will Benefit from Advanced Analytics

“Trends in the consulting industry emphasize the importance of new approaches to problem-solving and the speed to implement solutions. We will continue to see advanced analytics incorporated into a wide range of diagnoses and problem-solving. New ways of working will include more design thinking and working in an agile environment. The rapid development and creative application of new technologies will be applied across the business spectrum, from blockchain to supply chain.”

Tip #5: Expect Change & Learn to Love It

“To be successful in this industry, one must be agile and able to manage large volumes of change. There are many variables that are outside of our control that impact our operations, so there is more pressure to adapt. Change is constant in the airline industry.”

Tip #6: Collaboration Will Win Out Over Individual Success

“Healthcare continues to innovate through discovery and patient care. Healthcare models are also tapping into the collaboration aspect of care. Successful job seekers need to have a balance of strong subject matter expertise with a focus on getting results through teamwork. An ability to thrive on change and embrace their role as a change agent will also serve candidates well.”

Tip #7: Diversity of Thought & Background Supercharges Innovation

“Innovation requires diversity of thought and inspiration can come from an array of different places. By being hyperconnected and highly collaborative, you will better equipped to know what is trending in your industry and turn those insights into action. Who wouldn’t want to be the person known for bringing fresh thinking and diverse points of view into an organization? Being connected outside your organization is essential to being able to do so.”

Source: Glassdoor