If you're planning to look for a better-paying job next year, "Forbes" magazine just put out a list of the most in-demand job skills for 2013.
--Some are pretty specific, like programming skills and sales skills. But the top five are pretty general. Here's what they came up with by looking at Career Builder's recent list of the top jobs for 2013, and the skill-sets you need for them.
#1.) Critical Thinking. Meaning you're able to identify the strengths and weaknesses of other people's ideas, AND your own. "Forbes" says it'll pretty much be a requirement for nine out of ten good-paying jobs next year.
#2.) Complex Problem Solving. It's kind of like the last one, but it means you're not just good at IDENTIFYING problems. You're able to come up with solutions too. Again, nine out of ten of the most in-demand jobs require it.
#3.) Good Judgment. Specifically, you need to be able to understand the costs and benefits of the decisions being made on a day-to-day basis, and how they'll affect the company.
#4.) Active Listening. That means you're a good listener, and you absorb what people say. But you also ask good questions without interrupting.
#5.) Computer Skills. And that's doesn't just mean you know how to type and use the Internet. Eight out of ten good-paying jobs next year will require solid know-how when it comes to software and/or hardware.
(--You can check out the full top 10 list at Forbes.com.)