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Job skills that will lead to success in 2014
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Many employers look for a common set of skills and want to see proof that you have these skills.
Always study the job description carefully and note the specific skills required. This lets you know exactly what the employer will be looking for in your resumé and application.
Trying to match an employer’s expectations can be daunting, but you’ve likely developed these skills through past work experience or volunteering.
Here’s a quick guide to the most common skills employers look for and examples of how to showcase these skills on your resumé:
This is a skill every employer values. Communication includes three different categories: verbal, listening, and written.
You will need communication skills in order to listen effectively to your boss, co-workers or clients; communicate and facilitate discussions effectively with your team; prepare and deliver presentations; write work reports and more.
Sample point showcasing this skill: Excellent communication skills developed through experience in retail, customer service, telemarketing, front desk reception, journalism and so on.
Most jobs require you to have a basic understanding of computer programs such as Excel and Microsoft Office, as well as skills in Internet navigation, social media sites and email systems.
Sample point showcasing this skill: Proficient computer literacy proven through work experience in front-desk IT, software programming and applications, spreadsheet tabulations, social media coordination, etc.
This skill refers to your ability to think critically, analyze situations from multiple viewpoints and research matters to define key issues.
Sample point showcasing this skill: Highly critical thinker with effective researching skills proven through work experience in or as a research assistant, resource developer, conflict resolution, project management, etc.