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What skills will matter most in 2030?

Can you identify the fastest-growing technical and emotional workplace skills?

job skills quiz

The rise of automation, machine learning, and related technologies are triggering massive changes in the job market. Entirely new job categories will be created as thousands of tasks in traditional roles are partially or fully automated. Skill sets are changing dramatically, too.

So what will the key workplace skills over the next decade? Test your knowledge by taking this short quiz, based on a McKinsey study.

What skills will matter most in 2030?

1.
Advanced IT and programming top the list of fastest-growing technical skills during the next 10 years. Which skill ranks No. 2?
2.
Which of these higher-level cognitive skills will employers need in the greatest number?
3.
Which pair of social and emotional skills will be the most valuable?
(Your answer)
  1. Advanced IT and programming top the list of fastest-growing technical skills during the next 10 years. Which skill ranks No. 2?
    1. Tech design and engineering
    2. Basic digital skills (Correct answer)
    3. Advanced data analysis

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  2. Which of these higher-level cognitive skills will employers need in the greatest number?
    1. Advanced literacy and writing
    2. Quantitative and statistical analysis
    3. Creativity (Correct answer)

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  3. Which pair of social and emotional skills will be the most valuable?
    1. Leadership/managing + entrepreneurship/risk-taking (Correct answer)
    2. Teaching/training + continuous learning
    3. Advanced negotiation skills + interpersonal skills/empathy

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