Your Job Related Skills

Do you know what skills employers really want? They are interested in hiring people who have done their homework and have a career plan which focuses on long-term goals. They believe that you know what you want and that is the reason you are at their doorstep; this shows you are motivated to find a job. The bottom line is that by knowing your skills and what you want, you will do a better job for the employer.

Many of the skills employers want are either adaptable or transferable from one job to another

A good number of skills, such as creative problem solving, personal initiative, and goal setting, are not taught in school. Candidates need an academic background to obtain a job; for example, a controller needs to understand financial statements; however, in order to succeed, adaptable and transferable skills are necessary, such as the ability to complete financial statements accurately in a timely manner. Some of the top skills employers want include:

  • Ability and a desire to learn
  • Organizational effectiveness
  • Friendliness and the ability to get along with others
  • Leadership capabilities - team building is imperative
  • Continuing personal development
  • Innovative/creative problem solving
  • Motivation, confidence, and willingness to make tough decisions
  • Exceptional communication skills (listening, speaking, reading, and writing)
  • Personal and career planning skills.

If you feel that you are lacking in any of these areas, you should make a commitment to developing your weak points. Don't ever think that you don't need to continue learning because you think that you have enough experience or perform routine duties adequately. You should constantly be upgrading your knowledge and skills. From the company's viewpoint, hiring an employee who wants to learn is cost-efficient because it will made the time and resources spent on training worthwhile.

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