World Economic Forum: the top 10 skills you’ll need for the future of work

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5 years ago

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The second issue of the World Economic Forum’s “Future of Jobs” report predicts the loss of 75 million jobs by 2025. But it also predicts the creation of 133 million jobs thanks to the digital revolution. A positive balance of 58 million jobs; pretty optimistic, right?

Yes, at the condition of learning and training on tomorrow’s skills in the meantime. Amongst most sought-after jobs, we’ll obviously find numerous jobs related to new technologies and digital applications such as machine learning, AI, big data: data scientists, developers, growth hackers… Other in-demand profiles will be more “classical”, such as sales representatives, marketing directors or learning officers… But uncertainty still lays in the future. One thing is certain though: the more you’ll work on your soft skills in addition to your hard skills, the more you’ll navigate easily tomorrow’s job market.

The World Economic Forum advises us on the essential skills to develop today and tomorrow, with predictions for 2022! They are essentially soft skills… The good thing is, more than 90% of skills identified by the World Economic Forum are addressed and covered by Coorpacademy’s course catalogue.


  1. Analytical thinking and innovation
  2. Complex problem-solving
  3. Critical thinking and analysis
  4. Active learning and learning strategies
  5. Creativity, originality and initiative
  6. Attention to detail, trustworthiness
  7. Emotional intelligence
  8. Reasoning, problem-solving and ideation
  9. Leadership and social influence
  10. Coordination and time management

What will change tomorrow?

Active learning, learning capabilities and creativity will make a difference and climb up the ranking of most in-demand skills for 2022; emotional intelligence and leadership abilities will keep being sought-after. Computational thinking and programming become crucial:

  1. Analytical thinking and innovation
  2. Active learning and learning strategies
  3. Creativity, originality and initiative
  4. Technology design and programming
  5. Critical thinking and analysis
  6. Complex problem-solving
  7. Leadership and social influence
  8. Emotional intelligence
  9. Reasoning, problem-solving and ideation
  10. Systems analysis and evaluation.

Find out more about the WEF’s complete report here.

And discover Coorpacademy’s soft skills training catalogue which targets these crucial skills for the future of jobs!

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