Why Learning Microsoft Office Matters – IDC Case Study

Top candidates for current and future jobs will be measured by capabilities and competencies, with 20 distinct skills bubbling up to the top in millions of high-growth, high-paying job postings, according to a white paper commissioned by Microsoft Corp. and released by IDC. The study provides insight into the skills students need for the top 60 high-growth, high-wage occupations that will account for 11.5 million new hires and 28 percent of job growth by 2020. Out of those skills, oral and written communication, detail orientation, and Microsoft Office proficiency top the list. Skills cited in the report include:

  • Oral and written communication skills
  • Detail attentiveness
  • Microsoft Office
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Organizational skills

More info here.

-Carl

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