7 Skills to Wow Employers

wow your employerOf course, there are specific skills required to do specific jobs. However, there are certain traits or abilities that most of the employers look for when it comes to hiring the right candidates. These skills are common, no matter what industry you belong to or what kind of job you want. In order to increase your chances of attracting employers and getting hired quickly, you should try to develop these skills or abilities.

Here are seven of the most important skills for getting hired –

Teamwork

Regardless of the industry you belong to, all employers will want to hire candidates who can work well in teams. Each specific department in a company or organization has a team. In order to work towards a common goal and deliver results, you should be able to get along well with others. Working as part of team includes sharing ideas, being accountable for what you do, learning from other members in the team, and being assertive.

Problem Solving

One of the most important skills employers will want you to have is the ability to solve problems. On a day-to-day basis, you’ll be facing various types of issues in your job. You should be able to evaluate the situations successfully, break them down, adopt the right approach solve the issues effectively.

Solving problems will require you to think analytically, laterally and logically while acting with persistence.

Communication

Whether you are in search of a new job or plan to get promoted in your company, your communication skills will play a key role. It’s not just about your verbal communication, but you should also have good written communication skills to handle day-to-day tasks efficiently.

Time Management

As a smart jobseeker, you should also know how to get more done in less time. In today’s work environment, it’s crucial to have the ability of managing a wide range of tasks without losing control. If you lack time management skills, your work load can easily take its toll on you.

Time management is even more important if you are going to hold a senior level job position in an organization.

IT

This is the age of technology. No matter where you plan to work, the use of computers can’t be avoided. Equipped with the basic IT skills, you won’t just wow employers but will also open better employment opportunities for yourself. Make sure you carry basic computer skills like using the internet, sending/ receiving emails, using word/ text editors and spreadsheets among others.

Customer Awareness

Every business or organization has their own target customers to whom they advertise their products or services. Depending on the industry or the company you want to work for, you should also have good knowledge about the target audience or ideal customers. Usually, this ability is lacking in most job applicants. Therefore, you can quickly attract an employer’s attention by show them your knowledge about their target customers.

Presentation

Apart from all the above mentioned skills required by an employer, you should also develop good presentation skills. Whether it’s a simple report, a document or a business plan, presenting your ideas in an expressive manner is crucial to achieve success and wow employers.

Do you have all these skills? If not, start learning or developing them so you can increase your employability and achieve success.

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Peter is a Senior Managing Consultant at Wenulima Pty, a broad-based consultancy company which specializes in social media, content marketing, hospitality, languages and business management. He's well known as a corporate and personal social media branding strategist. He regularly coaches individuals in key areas like leadership and management.
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About Peter P. Kadzutu

Peter is a Senior Managing Consultant at Wenulima Pty, a broad-based consultancy company which specializes in social media, content marketing, hospitality, languages and business management. He's well known as a corporate and personal social media branding strategist. He regularly coaches individuals in key areas like leadership and management.

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