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The 10 most valuable working skills
Your skills can make the difference between you and other 20 candidates who are trying to get the same job that you are applying for. So, start gathering them now or work on what you've got so you are ready to impress your employer.
This 10 working skills are basic to impress your recruiters.
1. Communications Skills.
Successful communication is crucial in business. So, you have to be good at writing, listening and speaking to avoid any misunderstanding and ensure that the message is given clearly.
2. Analytical/Research Skills
There are tons of information in the web and, in general, in the world. You should be able to identify relevant material from the unnecessary information and, additionally, you have to be able to analyze it and generate new content.
3. Computer/Technical Literacy
Nowadays, being able to understand computer hardware and software is almost mandatory. But don’t worry, you don’t have to be expert, some basic knowledge about word processing and email will be enough.
4. Flexibility/Adaptability/Managing Multiple Priorities
It’s ok to have an expertise but employers want you to be multitask so that you can cover more than one function and be able to deal with more than one job without losing your capacity to prioritize.
5. Interpersonal Abilities
It is rare to find a job in which you work alone, so, your capacity to interact with others and encourage your co-workers to participate and your ability to reduce or solve conflicts is crucial.
6. Leadership/Management Skills.
Your employer needs to know that you will be able to take control of a group of people, to be a leader and create an environment where everyone is motivated, confident and in that way you will be able to keep high performance levels.
7. Multicultural Sensitivity/Awareness.
Multicultural sensitivity is important everywhere but to keep a peaceful environment and to avoid future problems you need to show that you are open minded and that you are able to deal with people from other cultures.
Organization is one of the keys of success. So, you have to show yourself as a person who cares about order and details. You need to let them know that you are able to set goals and objectives to complete tasks and projects.
Showing that you have a creative mind and that you can apply that creativity to solve problems is very important because your employer will know that you are able to deal with complains and solve any problem that could appear.
You must have the ability to work with others in a professional manner while attempting to achieve a common goal. To do so, you have to create good relationships with your co-workers so that they know they can trust you and you know you can trust in them.
Every employer is looking for a specific set of skills from job-seekers that match the skills necessary to perform a particular job, so, try to show that you have this 10 working skills when you build your Resume and if you think you don’t have some of these, we advise you to work on it.