10 Skills That Will Get You Hired in 2018-Jobmindz
Do you possess strong communication skills?
Do perform well in a team setting?
If so, it’s very likely you’ll be a highly sought-after candidate in 2018.
It’s not enough to just deliver your core skills. What will make you most valuable and have the most impact are a combination of your core, personal, and intangible, or soft skills?
The Top Ten Skills Graduate Recruiters Want:
The “relentlessly changing” world we now live in now requires its workers to be able to flow with change, adapt to change and navigate change with a can do it attitude.
Those that can adapt the best to personal, policy and leadership change will be valuable assets to their work teams and workplace.
The most successful sports franchises all have a balance of veteran, experienced and rookies playing together.
Working together with people of differing generations, cultures, and demographics is a coveted intangible that will become more and more important as our work becomes more culturally diverse.
Your “human relations” skills are it developing rapport, listening, motivating others or delegating with respect will be what makes you an important part of any team.
Negotiation and Persuasion:
This is about being able to set out what you want to achieve and how, but also being able to understand where the other person is coming from so that you can both get what you want or need and feel positive about it.
Owning the job you have and making things better and more effective, instead of just showing up daily to do the same thing is an intangible that will make you stand out. You don’t have to be the “owner,” president, manager or CEO to show leadership.
Perseverance and Motivation:
Employers want people to have a bit of get-up-and-go. Working life presents many challenges and you need to show employers that you’re the kind of person who will find a way through, even when the going gets tough… and stay cheered foolish.
This is pretty simple. The workplace requires people to do more tasks, jobs and take on more responsibility than ever before.
Expect it and get prepared for it. Certainly, this should have realistic boundaries.
Being open and flexible to learning new skills, approaches and things, interacting with new people, trying new ways of doing things shows resilience and perseverance to do whatever it takes, to do the job and get it done.
This covers verbal and written communication and listening. It’s about being clear, concise and focused. being able to tailor your message to the audience and listening to the views of others.
“Whistle while you work.” Nothing is more attractive and powerful than someone who is a bright spot in anyone’s day and shows up with a positive attitude of gratitude.
Leave the personal, heavy stuff at home and come to work ready to greet colleagues and customers and make their day brighter.
You can talk about your intangibles through specific personal stories that demonstrate how you used them. Nothing beats a great, real story that gets people to relate to you. This can b a huge competitive advantage in addition to documenting achievement and accomplishment in your core skills.
Ability to work under pressure:
This is about keeping calm in a crisis and not becoming too overwhelmed or stressed.
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