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10 in-demand skills companies are hiring for right now — and how to learn them for free

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LinkedIn analyzed global job posts from June and July 2020 to identify the top 10 skills recruiters are looking for right now. 
The website analyzed the skills by volume mentioned in premium job listings, or posts that employers pay to advertise.
Skills include data science, business management, and communication. 
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A new skill can help you appeal to hiring managers — and Business Insider has obtained LinkedIn data about which ones are most in demand right now.

The career site analyzed top skills by volume in premium job posts from June and July 2020, globally. Premium job posts are ones that employers purchase to list on LinkedIn, and are visible to passive job seekers in addition to active ones. 

Top skills recruiters are hiring for on LinkedIn include data science, business management, and communication. Many of these can be used to apply for in-demand remote jobs that companies are hiring for right now, such as project managers and account executives.

Below are the 10 most in-demand skills recruiters are hiring for, as well as courses to learn each skill for free online until August 31. Skill descriptions come from LinkedIn course pages.

10. Employee learning and development explores the core mindsets, key questions, tested approaches, and building blocks to help you create or maintain and drive a learning culture in your organization.
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LinkedIn courses (free until August 31): 

Creating a Culture of Learning
Rolling Out a Diversity and Inclusion Training Program in Your Company

9. Digital literacy includes mastery in programs such as Google Drive, Microsoft Sharepoint, and Microsoft Excel.
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LinkedIn courses (free until August 31): 

Google Drive Essential Training
Microsoft Collaboration: SharePoint, Teams, and Groups
Learning Excel Online (Office 365)

8. Project management is a set of techniques that anyone can apply to achieve goals and make projects more successful.
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LinkedIn courses (free until August 31): 

Cert Prep: Scrum Master
Project Management Foundations
Project Management Foundations: Communication

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