Skills In Demand

Skills in Demand

Employers look for employees with two skill sets: hard/technical skills and soft skills.

Hard skills are specific, teachable abilities that can be defined and measured, such as typing, writing, math, reading and the ability to use software programs.

Soft skills are less tangible and harder to quantify, such as etiquette, getting along with others, listening and engaging in small talk.

So what are the top skills New Brunswick employers look for? How can you build these skills?


Top Hard/Technical Skills Top Soft Skills
Bilingualism Detail Orientation
Microsoft Office Oral and Written Communication Skills
Quality Assurance/Control Dependability
Database Software problem Solving Skills
Network Management Customer Service Orientation
Technical Support Marketing
Customer Relationship Management Integrity
Linux Ability to Work Independently
Accounting Software Teamwork, Team Orientation
  Self Motivated