Every position has a list of skills needed for the job.
While some skills are job specific many can float from one position to another. It’s easy to emphasize these skills in a manner that makes them look like they are specific job related skills.
Have You Good Job Skills?
If you’re already self doubting yourself as to whether you have good job skills for the position, creating a job skills checklist prior to the interview can help you fine-tune your skills and make them relevant to the position you are applying for. Let’s have a look at 10 some key skills.
10 Key Skills for a Job
Here is list of Top 10 Skills Needed For A Job:
- Communication – You must have the ability to articulate clearly and you must have good writing skills.
- Decision Making – You must have the ability to make sound judgments even when it’s difficult.
- Goal Orientated – Must be able to set goals, achieve those goals, and continue to set new goals.
- Self Confident – You must have a confident attitude and a positive outlook.
- Analyze – You must be able to break problems down and analyze them for a positive outcome.
- Energetic – Employers are looking for workers who are energetic and ready to give it their all every day.
- Learn Quickly – Employers are looking for employees who are not only responsible but who can also learn quickly from following directions or watching other employees.
- Trustworthy – Employers need to know that you can be trusted to get the job done and to look after things when necessary.
- Adapt to New Situations – You need to be comfortable with adapting a changing work environment, whether that means learning new skills or a completely different job description.
- Resourceful – Employers want employees to be able to plan ahead and avoid problems by being resourceful.
Job Related Skills: Relevant work Skills
You can take this one step further by determining the most important and most relevant job skills the employer will be looking for over and above the 10 key job skills we’ve just discussed.
Every position has at least a few skills that are very important to the position and sometimes these are unique skills. By doing so you can do a great job of upping the ante, and looking your very best during the interview process.
Take the time to create a job skills checklist relevant to the job you are applying for and then be ready for any relevant questions, while at the same time demonstrating your skills at any chance you have.
If you are new to a particular field, you may not have the relevant job skills but you do have the relevant training. In these situations you’ll need to do a good job of convincing the interviewer that you have the energy and the desire to put what you learned in your training to practice, while learning relevant job skills as you go.
Acing the Interview
Let your self confidence shine through.
Even if you aren’t feeling overly confident during the interview just relax, you’ll do great because you are prepared.
“Bag your interview with preparation.”