Dec. 17, 2020, 12:17 p.m.
We are kicking off our #CareerSkills campaign by sharing the top 5 skills that will help you get a job.
Whether you are looking to secure your first ever job, or if you are having a career change and applying for a new role; these skills will be universal in impressing your next employer.
Communication is more of a collection of skills rather than an individual skill. Being a good communicator means that you can:
- Express yourself in the correct manner
- Speak confidently to all types of people
- Listen and understand information clearly
- Adapt to situations and present yourself correctly.
Almost all job roles require you to communicate in order to fulfil the role, so it is vital that you develop these skills.
Confidence is a skill that a lot of people struggle to master. Having confidence will mean you believe in yourself, you are true to your character and that you know your worth.
All of these traits are things that employers will want you to be working on. In the workplace, lacking confidence can be a negative if it means you are unable to effectively communicate with others, or if you don’t believe in yourself to complete the role to your highest ability.
“Excellence is not a skill, it’s an attitude”
Having a positive attitude towards anything is one of the most attractive traits an employer can see. In some cases, employers would rather hire a candidate who has the right attitude and commitment, than someone who has all the right skills and experience, but lacks a positive attitude. With most job roles, you are going to face challenges which test your perseverance. If your approach a job with the attitude of learning from mistakes and staying motivated to work hard - an employer will highly rate your character.
Punctuality is the characteristic of being able to complete a required task or fulfil a responsibility before or at a previously designated time. One of the worst assets an employee can have, is being late or not showing up when required. This not only shows a lack of respect, but also shows a lack of commitment and effort. Punctuality goes hand in hand with organisational skills, and if you can master being prepared - you can improve your punctuality.
5. Team Work
The majority of job roles will require you to work alongside other employees. In this case, it is vital that you are able to adjust your working style to suit both independent and group responsibilities. Team work will also require you to be a good leader and a good listener, so that you can take responsibility but also appreciate others opinions and working styles. Building positive working relationships is a key part of being successful in a job and it is really important that you and all other members of the team work together to achieve the business goals.
Have you mastered these skills yet? Our training programmes and online courses can help you identify which skills you may need to improve on before securing a job.