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As the job market moves into 2019, more companies seem to value skills over experiences and job titles.

In a recent article by CNBC, Facebook’s vice president of human resources Janelle Gale emphasizes that “skills really matter the most” and that these take precedence over experience “in the grand scheme of things.”

To give you a better idea of what the landscape for career opportunities is like, LinkedIn has published a list of the skills that companies most desire in 2019, with resources to help you attain these through its LinkedIn Learning courses.

Preview five of the most in-demand soft skills, and five of the 25 most in-demand hard skills, based on LinkedIn data below. See the whole list of highlighted proficiencies and LinkedIn’s rationale on why they matter here.

Five most in-demand soft skills in 2019

1. Creativity
2. Persuasion
3. Collaboration
4. Adaptability
5. Time Management

Five of the 25 most in-demand hard skills in 2019

1. Cloud Computing
2. Artificial Intelligence
3. Analytical Reasoning
4. People Management
5. UX Design

Continue reading to discover the remaining most-desired hard skills and why these matter on LinkedIn.

[via CNBC and LinkedIn, main image via Shutterstock]