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Here, the 10 most critical job skills to parlay in your job search for 2013:
No. 1 Critical Thinking (found in 9 out of the 10 most in-demand jobs)
Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
No. 2 Complex Problem Solving (found in 9 out of the 10 most in-demand jobs)
Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
No. 3 Judgment and Decision-Making (found in 9 out of the 10 most in-demand jobs)
Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate ones.
No. 4 Active Listening (found in 9 out of the 10 most in-demand jobs)
Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate and not interrupting.
No. 5 Computers and Electronics (found in 8 out of the 10 most in-demand jobs)
Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, electronic equipment and computer hardware including applications and programs.
No. 6 Mathematics (found in 6 out of the 10 most in-demand jobs)
Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics and their application.
No. 7 Operations and Systems Analysis (found in 5 out of the 10 most in-demand jobs)
Determining how a system or operation should work and how changes in conditions, operations and environments will affect outcomes. Understanding the needs and product requirements of a particular design.
No. 8 Monitoring (found in 5 out of the 10 most in-demand jobs)
Monitoring and assessing performance of yourself, other individuals or organizations to make improvement or take corrective action.
No. 9 Programming (found in 3 out of the 10 most in-demand jobs)
Writing computer programming for various purposes.
No. 10 Sales and Marketing (found in 2 out of the 10 most in-demand jobs)
Knowledge of principles and methods for showing, promoting and selling products or services. Includes marketing strategy and tactics, product demonstration, sales techniques and sales control systems.
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