Skills to Level Up

Whether you’re in between jobs or simply looking to level-up, it’s always a good idea to equip yourselves with more skills and tools. Here’s some ideas to get you started.

Data Analytics / Data Science

The process of inspecting, cleansing, transforming and modelling data with the goal of discovering useful information, informing conclusion and supporting decision making.

At Wantedly, one of our values is being “data-driven”. We always look at the data before making our decisions – from marketing, product development, business development and operations.

The ability to collect, clean, analyse and make meaningful insights is a universal skill that can be applied in most industries and roles.

Digital Marketing

A broad term encompassing social media, SEO, google search, email, content, website, video, CRM etc. The term is broad and constantly evolving with new strategies and best practices.

At the end of the day, digital marketing is about driving awareness and new acquiring new audiences for your company/ product/ brand/ project/ movement. Digital marketing and data analysis would be core skills in ‘growth hacking’.

Being able to drive ROI for your organization is always an attractive skill to have in your back pocket and offers wide and dynamic career opportunities.

There are so many resources online. We would suggest with ‘name brand’ courses offered by the platforms themselves – they are well run, are the most up to date, and look great on your CV. They’re also free.

Some examples:

- Udemy
- HubSpot
- Facebook Blueprint
- Google Digital Garage
- LinkedIn Learning
- Moz

Being ahead of the curve, and understanding on how to drive business results via digital marketing will make you a top-notch candidate, even if you aren’t necessarily in sales and marketing.


Python, Java, C/C++, C#, JavaScript, Go, PHP...

If you’re looking to change careers entirely, software engineering is a lucrative, future-proof skillset. The demand for software engineers and programmers is high all over the world, and a starting salary for a junior programmer in Hong Kong is around HKD 25,000 per month.

Even if you’re not looking to start a new path, having knowledge in coding languages can be applied to non-coding jobs. Business development, marketers, operations, logistics, customer service, entrepreneurs can use coding to automate tasks, scrape data, create algorithms, and more.

It’s a growing industry, so there are a lot of free online resources to dabble in.

There’re a lot of coding schools providing full-time immersive bootcamps that can equip you with sufficient knowledge to go from zero to software engineer.

Some examples in Hong Kong are:

- Xccelerate
- Preface Nomad
- First Code Academy

Any skillsets we missed? What are you doing to level up right now? Drop us a line at hk@wantedly.com or via one of our social channels!

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