In a challenging job market hard skill are not enough to land a good position.

Still, hard skills are very much in demand. “You need to learn about AI (artificial intelligence), and cloud computing, these are the ones that employers want to have but those hard skills are going to change all the time.

“Staying current is important, but you always have to have  soft skills too.”

For workers armed with both hard and soft skills, which jobs are in high demand? technology.

Data scientist is the number one, the most in-demand job. Really, it’s just about understanding statistics,”

“Companies have more data now than they’ve ever had before. Making any sense of the data is very tricky so you want to hire data scientists who can help you find intelligence in the data,” Roth added.

Other sought-after jobs include cloud computing software, engineering, product marketing, product design – all of which are being used by a wide range of companies.

Every company now is sort of a tech company,” Roth noted. “You have to have those skills so there’s huge demand for those positions.”

Bed to the couch

Millennials, the segment of the population born roughly between 1981 and 1996, now make up the largest part of the U.S. labor force. As the workforce has changed, the workplace is adapting too.

Roth mentioned that LinkedIn does a list called the top startups”, and said a number of them have only virtual offices.

“There is Halo Top, an ice cream maker. There’s no corporate facility at all, and everyone works remotely,” Roth told CNBC. “And so people call in, they use Slack, and maybe once a year you have an offsite where people come together and meet each other for the first time.”

Younger workers “really love having that kind of flexibility. And the technology available makes it easy for an employer to make it happen.”

The added bonus for workers is an extremely short trip to work. “Your commute is from your bed to your couch,” he joked.

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