Creativity is the most in demand soft skill that employer’s look for.
Written by Emily Ashton
According to a recent study conducted by LinkedIn, on 50,000 of the most in demand professional skills, Creativity topped the list of soft skills.
Dr. Marion Steel, the Course Director for the Bachelor of Commerce at Deakin University explained that ‘soft skills affect every aspect of your career from the moment you start applying for jobs,’ ‘they’re often unspoken, but all employers expect that you understand what they require in a work environment.’
Why are they important you may ask? Well, if you can’t work in a team effectively or utilise other soft skills like creativity and innovation with your technical skills, then the company you work for is either not going to be as competitive, efficient or effective.
When many people think of creativity, they think of artists, writers and designers, but that’s not completely correct.
Creativity is really just solving problems in original ways, in new ways, to uncover hidden patterns and connections.
When you’re creative, you’re able to turn new and imaginative ideas into reality and “organisations need people who can creatively approach problems and tasks across all business roles, from software engineering to HR.”
Not only is creativity hugely important in the workforce, creative work can also be rewarding in your personal life.
The ability to think creatively will serve you, all throughout your career. So practice your creativity daily.
Observe, question, create.