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Job Ads in Australia – Rising demand for digital literacy, critical thinking, creativity and presentation skills

The New Basics: Big data reveals the skills young people need for the New Work Order reveals that employers are placing a premium on enterprise skills at a time of significant change in our workforce. An analysis of 4.2 million job advertisements from 2012-2015 found there is rising demand for enterprise skills such as digital literacy (increased by 212%), critical thinking (increased by 158%), creativity (increased by 65%) and presentation skills (increased by 25%).

Jobs ads that ask for these enterprising skills are offering significantly higher pay than those jobs not requiring these skills, and employers of younger workers are asking for enterprise skills just as often as role-specific technical skills. What’s more, the jobs of the future demand enterprising skills 70% more than jobs that are at risk of automation.This body of evidence makes it incredibly clear, Australia need to act to ensure our young people are prepared for the careers of today and tomorrow.

Chosen excerpts by Job Market Monitor. Read the whole story at The Demand For Enterprise Skills Is On The Rise | The New Basics Report | FYA

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