Top job skills employers are looking for
1. Clear communication. This is the ability to articulate one’s thoughts or point of view. It’s a bonus if you can accomplish this diplomatically and in a way that encourages 2-way communication. No matter how good you are at what you do, you must be able to relay information in a timely and effective manner to your co-workers or leaders.
2. Ability to make decisions and solve problems. Some people are naturally comfortable at making decisions. That doesn’t mean they make good decisions For some, accepting an outcome makes them uncomfortable and causes them to delay a choice as long as possible or consider options endlessly. While I believe that some people will never be completely one with pulling the trigger on a choice, they can at least improve their decision making skills through practice.
3. Work in independently. The ability to work independently and be a self-starter is a highly prized attribute. If you can complete your responsibilities and then innovate with some news ones, you’ll make your self invaluable.
4. Cooperation. Your future employer and co-workers want you to be able to co-operate and collaborate with others. Likeability directly affects you ability to work in a team environment. While this may seem to be in direct conflict with working independently from #3 above, it isn’t. Not everything needs to be a team project.
5. Social Media. Knowledge of a variety of social media platforms is simply a part of our present and future. Twitter is not just for your teenager. The skills to work with and understand various social media platforms are quickly becoming an expected skill. If you don’t know how to wield at least 1 or 2 social media platforms, you are falling behind. At the bare minimum, set up a Linked In profile.