Job requirements have changed tremendously over the past couple of years, here are 3 of the many skills required to obtain a job after High School.
Communication is a skill that is essential no matter what line of work you choose. Email is the main form of communication in an office setting. For example, my father who is a frontline Supervisor in the automotive industry uses email as a main form of communication to and from upper management and support teams such as Engineers. He also uses verbal communication when interacting with his direct team. Face-to-face interaction is important because it builds trust and can show compassion, and he says that is key to building great teams. Communicating through apps such as Zoom and Skype have become the new “normal” during the pandemic as a way to conduct meetings. He says having a good, solid grasp of these different types of communication is a great skill to master.
Problem solving skills would be the second essential skill I feel, for getting a job. There are problems in all jobs including Engineer, management, consulting, scientific research, technology, and even in places such as Burger King or any fast food restaurants. You’ll need to be able to solve any problem that comes your way with logic and imagining what the solution could be to that certain problem. Problem solving techniques can be taught on the job, but already having this skill gives you an edge over other applicants. It doesn’t matter what line of work you head into there will be problems that need to be solved as soon as possible.
The final skill I would like to talk about ties directly with the other two I have discussed. Working with others, or “teamwork”, is a skill all jobs require employees to have. If you cannot work with others, you will struggle and so will the rest of the organization. Teams have become the way to get things done quickly and accurately. Teams also allow people to connect with each other on a personal level as well. Work can be stressful, but working in a team can help relieve that by sharing the work and doing it together. Creating a relationship with colleagues,clients, managers and other people makes it easier to efficiently complete tasks and make work more enjoyable for you and others around you.
In conclusion these may only be a few of the many skills that are required for any job that you apply for, but they can be the most important skills needed for nailing the interview and getting that dream career you are looking for.
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