How to prepare for digital economy jobs

Assess your current skills against what employers are looking for, then take up the relevant courses

Digital skills are enhancing existing jobs as well as creating new ones. Navigating the vast amount of information available to decide on what skills will be useful and how to acquire them can be daunting, but is necessary.
Digital skills are enhancing existing jobs as well as creating new ones. Navigating the vast amount of information available to decide on what skills will be useful and how to acquire them can be daunting, but is necessary. PHOTO: ISTOCKPHOTO
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Besides new jobs, there are also plenty of roles where digital trends intersect with existing work, says executive search firm Heidrick & Struggles Singapore principal Christopher Uhrinek.

These include behaviour scientists, business analysts and product managers. These roles may require reskilling for workers to be able to synthesise new data from multiple sources, he adds.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on December 01, 2019, with the headline How to prepare for digital economy jobs. Subscribe