Even though we’re in a tight labor market and job opportunities abound, that is no reason to “rest on your laurels.” If you want to get the best job possible in your field and grow your career the way that you want, then there are certain “soft skills” that can give you an edge over other job seekers and candidates.
Below are five critical skills that can help you get a good job in your field:
This is one of the most sought after soft skills in the employment marketplace. Organizations everywhere are in need of employees who can communicate well and do so consistently. Lack of communication and miscommunications cost companies millions of dollars every year (and it may be more than that). Hiring employees who can communicate well is one way to reduce these annual losses.
For employers, it’s all about solving problems. After all, that’s why they’re hiring people in the first place. They have a problem and they need to solve it. Problem solving is one of the most important skills, as well as one of the best forms of value, that you can offer to an organization looking to hire. Remember: there is an overabundance of problems in the world and a lack of solutions.
The desire to be a “go getter” is as important now as it was 50 years ago. Or 100. The last thing that you want to say to your boss or manager is “That isn’t my job.” Instead, in your never-ending quest to solve more problems—and provide more value to your employer—show initiative in tackling the problems that you do see. Regardless of whether or not they’re part of your official job description.
It’s quite possible that this is the skill employers cherish most of all. That’s because just like there are endless problems in the world today, adversity is inevitable. That certainly applies to the world of work and employment. As a result, if you’re able to show resiliency in the face of adversity and “bounce back” from setbacks, then you will offer more value and be more hire-able to companies.
Not only do organizations want employees who can work well by themselves, but they want employees who can work well with others. If you can apply all four of the skills discussed so far to a group setting and use them to bring about favorable results on a consistent basis, then you’ve set yourself apart from others. And possibly put yourself on the path to a management or leadership position.
Last year, Time Staffing won ClearlyRated’s Best of Staffing Client and Talent Awards for providing superior service to their clients and candidates. ClearlyRated's Best of Staffing Award is the only award in the United States and Canada that recognizes staffing agencies that have proven superior service and quality based entirely upon ratings provided by their clients and job candidates. Time Staffing received satisfaction scores of 9 out of 10 or 10 out of 10 from 75.4% of their placed talent, significantly higher than the industry’s average of 45%.
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