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This Is the No. 1 Skill You Must Master to Succeed at Work in 2024, According to a Tech CEO Looking for a new career? Here's how to become an in-demand candidate anywhere.

By Amanda Breen

Key Takeaways

  • Soft skills like creativity and problem-solving are increasingly in demand, but one hard skill will emerge as the most important in 2024.
  • Both employees and employers must actively engage in upskilling and learning opportunities to stay competitive and ensure mutual growth.

If you want to level up at work, you might be wondering what will make you the most competitive in 2024's job market.

The professional world is crowded and changing fast, and only candidates equipped with the right combination of hard skills — those learned through education or experience — and soft skills — those personal attributes that help someone work well with others — will stand out.

Related: The Skills Gap Is Rapidly Widening — Here's What We Must Do To Close It.