Things are looking better for the American worker, with a relatively low unemployment rate of 4.9 percent in July. But the skills gap is still keeping many from well-paying jobs.
What skills will help job seekers stand out?
According to Jake Schwartz, CEO and co-founder of education start-up General Assembly, data skills are the most in demand.
"We see really a secular trend in the demand for design skills, development skills — data skills are exploding," Schwartz told CNBC.
"Right now we're seeing demand for data skills. Data skills, analytics, data science — things around that [are] exploding at just an incredible rate," he said.