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Here are 5 skills researchers say employers are looking for right now

The equivalent of 305 million full-time jobs have been lost globally since COVID-19 hit. Image: REUTERS/Darren Staples

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‘Soft skills’ lead the list of qualities employers are looking for. Image: LinkedIn
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Certain skills could open up employment opportunities post COVID-19. Image: Skills Panorama
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