Skills Employers Seek in Job Applicants

Job seekers tend to mistake that the more job skills you put in your resume, the better the chances you get hired. In reality, what is important is the quality of the skills you include in your list. These skills are what potential employers seek, depending on the industry you plan to apply.

Speaking – Interpersonal communication is vital in today’s business climate. One should be able to express ideas, persuade clients or business partners, motivate and inspire employees, and explain issues.

Writing – This skill is more than just correct grammar and syntax, as writing involves clearly identifying concepts to be conveyed and relating them to others in a manner that allows for no misconceptions. Just like in speaking, written communication can also involve influencing others to follow a certain path, encouraging others to improve productivity or relate changes in procedures or corporate structure.

Public relations – One should be able to handle oneself well in any given situation, especially when he or she represents the organization where they work. Being able to deal with stress and the unknown with poise, whether in dealing with clients, business associates, or the media, is one skill you should learn.

Organization – This skill is not about keeping your work place clean and tidy, but rather on keeping tags on your work flow and monitoring your progress to ensure that deadlines and met and responsibilities are completed efficiently and effectively.

Initiative – If a work needs to be done, either do it or get someone who is responsible for that to get it done. Employees should not resort to “It’s not my job” alibi. Employees should be willing to stretch beyond their comfort zones and do what needs to be done simply because the situation requires it.

Interviewing – This skill is important in some industries, especially if you would have to determine applicants who would be working in your department. Using your interview skills well could make you obtain valuable information about specific skills and or accomplishments of people who want to work for your organization.

Budget management – An employee should be able to take steps in ensuring that businesses create a manageable and controllable budget and prevent cash crunch situations from developing. Budgets need to be monitored to ensure that they are being wisely implemented.

Negotiation – Getting the best deal for the company is something employers are always interested. Everything is about the bottom line.

Leadership – An essential skill in leadership is the ability to teach others. If you can convey directions in a manner that allows others to implement ideas and or designs, you would find yourself in demand by employers.

 
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