ARTICLE: Learn All the Top Skills Employers Want in 2015

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Do you have the skills that hiring managers are looking for?

Last month, Forbes named “The 10 Skills Employers Most Want in 2015 Graduates.”

The list is based on a survey by the National Association of Colleges and Employers, which asked hiring managers at big companies like IBM and Chevron which skills and qualities they most value in potential hires.

Turns out they’re all things you can learn—and in fact master—right here at lynda.com. For just $25 a month.

Do you have the top skills employers want for 2015? Which do you need to brush up on? We’ve got you covered:

1. Ability to work in a team structure

Leading and Working in Teams:

Harvard Business School professor Amy Edmondson explains the responsibilities of individual team members to speak up, collaborate, experiment, and reflect.  25 minutes

Building High-Performance Teams:

Learn the techniques necessary to set direction, gather and deploy the right resources, prioritize work, motivate employees, and help team members develop their individual strengths. 2 hours, 23 minutes

2. Ability to make decisions and solve problems

Making Decisions:

Five simple steps to making stronger choices, including evaluating whether you have sufficient time and information, the right people involved, and other key factors. 11 minutes

Solving Business Problems:

Learn to pin the problem down and define it, generate possible solutions, determine the best solution, and create a clear recommendation. 39 minutes

3. Ability to communicate verbally with people inside and outside an organization

Communication Fundamentals:

UCLA Anderson School Professor John Ullmen, PhD, walks you through strong communication strategies to help you improve your listening, message, delivery, and effectiveness.  2 hours, 5 minutes

Managing Project Communication:

Discover how to use a communication plan to develop two-way communication goals, run meetings, organize feedback, and create clear reports. 1 hour, 47 minutes 

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