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The 5 Skills Employers Seek in Today's Digital Economy

Leading scholar Ernest Wilson discusses the surprising skills employers look for when hiring and promoting employees.
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This story originally appeared on Harvard Business School

The global economic landscape is perpetually evolving, and companies are adjusting their hiring practices to better fit their needs. Are they searching for more engineers, data scientists, writers or MBAs?

According to research conducted by Ernest Wilson, dean of the Annenberg School of Communication & Journalism at the University of Southern California, companies today are on the hunt for individuals that excel in soft skills -- what he defines as "third space" thinkers.

Driven is presented in collaboration with HBX, the digital learning initiative from Harvard Business School. Learn more at HBXDriven.com

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