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The top 10 skills you need to land a job right now, according to LinkedIn

By | Morgan Smith |

The secret to standing out in your job search isn’t just dazzling an interviewer or crafting the perfect follow-up email — the first step toward landing your dream job is honing your skills.

“Skills are the most important factor when it comes to landing a job right now,” LinkedIn career expert Blair Heitmann tells CNBC Make It. “More companies are shifting from traditional measures like degrees and years of experience to skills-based hiring to ensure that they get the most qualified person in the job who can really deliver.”

While technical skills are the main criteria hiring managers consider while evaluating a job candidate, soft skills, such as multi-tasking and problem-solving, can also be deal-breakers: An overwhelming majority of employers ― 93% ― say soft skills play a critical role in their hiring decisions, according to ZipRecruiter.

To help job-seekers determine which skills to highlight on their resume, LinkedIn has identified the top 20 skills employers are looking for right now. These skills were featured in more than three-quarters of paid jobs posted globally over the last three months on LinkedIn.

Here are the top 10 skills on that list (see the full report here): 

  1. Customer Service
  2. Sales
  3. Accounting

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