Future-Ready Skills for Success in the Post-COVID World

Future-Ready Skills for Success in the Post-COVID World

Because of the vast number of new occupations and employments that are being generated in the post-Covid-19 environment, Reskilling and Upskilling is critical and essential.


Millions of Indians were laid off in the last two years, both in the formal and informal sectors, with many still looking for work. At the same time, a few industries embarked on a recruiting spree. What has changed in the Employment Landscape?


The Corona Virus outbreak had a significant impact on our daily lives. Industries in a variety of areas came to a halt in a couple of weeks. People began to shift to remote working and learning as a result of the Government's prevention and containment initiatives, embracing the "New Normal."

Therefore to adapt to the new environment, New Thinking and Skills are required.

How businesses leverage cutting-edge technologies to transform their workplaces into augmented environments is critical to Digital Technology and their own survival in the marketplace.

Skill Development is a continuous process that must be continued at all levels. If you want to build a Company that is continually learning, expanding, and achieving  it's goals, you will need learning people who can pick up new skills and keep up with the ever-changing business landscape and economic environment.


The term "Upskilling" is well-known. With technology producing a tectonic change in the workplace and opening up new opportunities that can only be fully exploited by a modernised workforce, there is a growing demand for students and employees to learn new skills.


Important Job Skills for Post-Covid-19 Success


We live in a time when we have a plethora of intriguing possibilities for furthering our professional development. No one wants to be oblivious of the skills/courses that can lead to successful professional advancement and promotions in today's ever-changing environment.


You willl know exactly what new talents you need to master to develop yourself and bring value to your professional capabilities once you have recognized these important areas. Spend some time looking for courses and programmes that will best fulfill your capability enhancement requirements now that you have discovered the gaps in your current skill set.


However, you must understand new technologies and their impact on your niche sector to better position yourself for the employment market. It enhances your professional image by demonstrating to Human Resource (HR) personnel and Employers that you are aware of industry developments and their implications.


The truth is that the following technologies, together with specialized talent, will make businesses more resilient to future pandemics, and anyone who can assist corporations in leveraging these technologies will be in high demand.


Artificial Intelligence


Big Data


The Internet of Things


Virtual and Augmented Reality


- Robotics


- Machine Learning


Cloud Computing


-  Business Analytics


- Data Analytics


- Risk Management


- Cyber Security


- Blockchain Technology


Make a Commitment to Lifelong Learning


According to the World Economic Forum, 35 percent of today's vital talents and skills will be obsolete in just five years. In a post-coronavirus world, there is only one way to stay relevant: Commit to a "Lifetime of Learning".


Professionals with advanced and expert job abilities will still be in demand and will likely struggle less to find work even in a tight labour market.




We have listed the most important job abilities you will need to succeed in the post-COVID-19 era. Several people lost their employment as a result of the pandemic; some had to work for less than half their normal wages and salaries, while others were able to retain and excel in their jobs.


However, everyone is affected by the future of changing job requirements and jobs of the future. It has an effect on both job seekers and current employees. However, as mentioned in this post, strengthening your skill sets will help you locate the top employment and demands of the industry.


After the COVID-19, the world will never be the same again. Old business ideas and tactics just will not suffice. Follow the steps above if you want to place yourself in the best possible position to get and retain the best job in your ideal company. Learn and practise the abilities and skills listed above to help you stand out from the crowd and gain an unique competitive  advantage.


We have been compelled to incorporate digitization into our daily lives. These new behaviours have opened up new commercial prospects, but at a significant financial cost. Businesses had to adapt to new norms and diversify their activities intelligently. Tourism, Travel & Aviation, Hospitality, Real Estate, Entertainment, and other such industries were all severely affected during the Corona pandemic period and beyond. Therefore in the current difficult circumstances, decision-makers' ability to create smart and sustainable business policies and strategies is critical.


Even once the COVID issue has passed, individuals will work online more than ever before, necessitating the automation of operations by businesses. This necessitates workforce planning down to the individual skill levels. Because skills become obsolete so quickly, businesses must consider workforce planning as a continuous process rather than something they must do every few years. Organizations will rely on abilities to differentiate themselves from the competition more than ever before. They can no longer afford to keep learning separate from their primary activities.


Realizing this ,the businesses have taken steps to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic and are now preparing for the new reality. As a result, learning must be an integral component of all they do. Learning is required to create and deliver in a world that has been propelled five to ten years into the digital future by COVID-19. Learning ,Reskilling and Upskilling must be ingrained in the business culture so that employees may learn how to learn and adapt. This is vital for attracting, developing, and maintaining the critical personnel required to support a company's digital transition.


Companies are competing more than ever before on how quickly they can innovate and assist employees learn new skills, particularly Digital skills. People, on the other hand, do not learn solely by attending online classes or reading articles. They also cannot absorb new information in a day or even a week. Building knowledge and upgrading Skills takes months of clear focus, practise, coaching, and the formation of new mindsets. If Companies want to be successful at learning, they must integrate Skill Development into the daily jobs of their employees. They must also develop core capabilities at all levels of the organization, from top to bottom, as an integrated element of the business, and monitor impact using regular business KPIs.


Workers, Employees, Executives, and Managers and even the Owners of business enterprises must all be aware of changing conditions and be willing to learn new skills or improve their current ones. Change is the only constant; it is up to us to embrace it properly and fully. While we cannot predict the future and our lenses are restricted by our own experiences and  reflections of the past, enormous potential abounds in times of great disruption. It is not just in the businesses mentioned above, but also in industries that we cannot even imagine. Our commitment is to continue to look at change with curiosity, to learn more about it, and to share our findings with the individuals and organizations that will work to embrace and develop the new future-- beyond the problems and issues created  by the Corona Virus pandemic.

Prof. Bhushan Manchanda is a Teacher, Motivational Speaker, Writer, Career Coach, Management Consultant and Strategy Advisor. Presently Associate Professor of Management Studies in Jagannath International Management School (affiliated to GGS Indraprastha University, New Delhi) since last 10 years. He has earlier worked for over 35 years in Senior positions in the Corporate Sector.


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