By: M.S.Yatnatti: Editor and Video Journalist Bengaluru: According to reports the recent IT layoffs have spurred software professionals with threeeight years of experience towards having multiple skills in their kitty . E-learning companies reportedly have seen a surge in the demand for their courses in specialized areas like analytics, product management. Looking for a change in job roles, system engineers, developers and those in testing are looking at other avenues. "Professionals with management profiles are shifting to product management. "Those with over five years of experience, i.e. mid-level executives and project managers, are taking up courses in UIUX (user interfaceexperience), machine learning, artificial intelligence and micro service architecture. Cybersecurity is another sought-after course.The sought after courses are digital marketing , data science and sales force Professionals are not secure about their jobs anymore because of the recent layoffs. However, this environment is providing a big opportunity for lakhs of white-collared professionals to move out of their comfort zones and up skill themselves to remain employable .Automation and digital transformation has created an adapt-or-perish scenario. It's an alarming reminder that re-skilling is the only way out to be relevant." Instead of falsification of resumes the employees who are affected with laying off or who are removed or sacked aresuggested to newacquire skills in demand or get new online training and online learning in moocs and get new certifications or treat themselves as bench employees without salary and work from home for few companies or work for open source projects and get real certifications .Given the present scenario of 1% growth in job creation and increased concerns of a lull in hiring, experts says falsification of resumes may only increase. "General Motors' decision to stop selling cars in India, Tata Motors firing nearly 1,500 people, Cognizant laying off more than 6000 people and the IT sector freezing recruitment and sacking employees and the pace of job creation will all see falsification of resumes increase in the coming months,". Reportedly "There's a full-fledged business in Hyderabad and Bengaluru. They charge Rs 15,000 to Rs 30,000 to give false experience letters and a premium to even verify on phone or email.