Every job requires specific skills, and employers always make this known whenever they post a jobs ad. However, certain important skills are usually not out rightly mentioned but are implied as the employer lists down the tasks that the potential employee will be required to undertake should they get the job.
Below are three key skills that employers will rarely mention, but as a potential employee, you must have. These skills cut across all industries. Consider this the best employment advice you will have as you prepare for your job hunting escapades for 2018. These skills will not only increase your chances of securing a job but will also, for those who are already in employment, help you hold on to your current job and increase your chances of rising to the top.
#1 You must be excellent at communication
Most of your days at work will involve passing on some form of information either to your colleagues or organization’s clientele. You must be excellent at communication i.e. sharing your ideas, your thoughts and any other form of information at your work place. It may be through making verbal presentations or written communication through memos and emails. Bottom line is, for you to excel in any job, you must be an excellent communicator so practice practice practice how to communicate.
#2 You must hone your problem solving skills
Employers hate listening to problems. They would rather listen to solutions. The ability to prove to your potential employer that you are a problem solver will go a long way in securing you that job. Every employee is faced with challenges but your ability to overcome them will set you apart from the rest.
#3 You must have initiative
Yes, you have a job description. However, employers love staff who are creative and find new and better ways of doing things. Take your time, understand your roles and responsibilities and device better ways to execute your job. After all, you are being hired for your professional competence. Prove to your employer that you are the right choice.