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It’s official! In a recent Forbes article covering the 10 most important job skills employees need in 2020, data literacy came top of the list. Author Bernard Marr discusses how the 4th industrial revolution is bringing about change to the skills and experience required of the modern workforce.

Perhaps taking inspiration from the 2017 Economist report “The world’s most valuable resource is no longer oil, but data,” Marr highlights that organisations who do not harness the power of their data will fall behind. “…to make data valuable, organizations must employ individuals who have data literacy and the skills to turn the data into business value.”

In addition to data literacy being the number one skill, critical thinking and complex decision making also feature in the list. The abilities to objectively evaluate the credibility of information, and to take findings from data whilst simultaneously considering how decisions can impact the people in an organisation are key to success.

You can check out the complete list in the full article here: https://www.forbes.com/sites/bernardmarr/2019/10/28/the-10-most-important-job-skills-every-company-w...

At Qlik, the importance of Data Literacy has long been recognised, and that’s why our Data Literacy courses and certifications are free for everyone to access. A whole host of topics are covered from an overview of data literacy, to data informed decision making. Qlik has also launched the Data Literacy Project, a global community aiming to develop the tools to shape a data literate society. 

In addition, if you are a University student or academic you are also eligible to join our free Qlik Academic Program. Not only does this give you access to our industry leading Qlik Sense software and training materials, but also a Data Analytics curriculum and Qlik Sense Qualifications. The Qlik Sense Qualifications along with the Data Literacy Certification can be a great way to help you stand out from the crowd in job interviews, and to prove that you have the skills required of the modern workforce for 2020.

Sign up today by visiting: qlik.com/academicprogram