Tuesday, 10 March 2015

Relevant Skills that makes you employable.

There are relevant skills that could make you employable. These are day-to-day skills that needs to be sharpened towards professionalism. Some of these essentials are discussed in this post.

Interpersonal Relation Skills
This is a vital skills every job seeker must possess as it may be the single most important skill needed by the job recruiter. These are skills used in interacting with people at the workplace. Having a good interpersonal relating skill makes you participate effectively in the work team, attend to customers and clients satisfactorily, negotiate easily, make decisions, manage time effectively, take responsibilities for yourself and team and work effectively with other employees.
A great interpersonal skill allows you to empathize and allows you build a good rapport with colleagues and clients leading to a better working environment which can be less stressful.
A simple way to test your interpersonal relating skills is the way you relate with your friends, family, younger and older people and strangers.

Communication Skills
Employers look for people who communicate well verbally and in writing.
When seeking for job, you need to demonstrate good communication skills. Ability to communicate both verbally and in writing with different type of people, maintain eye contact, write clearly and easy to understand and tailor your language to your audience are all essential skills that an employer seek to find. Being good at communication means you can get your messages across with very less chances of being misunderstood.

Part of being a good communicator is having the ability to listen-not only listening but also understanding and gaining from the information.
Listening skill is a basic requirement that leads to fewer mistakes and a greater understanding of the needs of the employer and client.

Critical Thinking Skills
The ability to make decisions and solve problems is an asset to your employer and thus make it desirable skill.
Decision making and problem solving involves gathering reliable informations, evaluating the information for solutions and selecting the most appropriate solution based criteria and conditions-this is a criteria in any job, people with this skills are always good for a customer service positions. This skills saves a lot of time, energy and money in a teamwork.

Critical thinkers are creative, innovative and inventive. They devise new ways of doing things that add value to the work environment, make systems and procedures more efficient. They offer new perspectives about the job and company.

Personal Development
 Having the right attitude towards work and the company or organization you work for.
Everyday learners are valued in organizations in order to stay ahead of competitions. Organizations need new ways of doing things continually. Some jobs involve change more frequently, employers want employees who are adaptable, patient, flexible and respond quickly to change.

Personal development is also concerned with how individuals evolve the work place practice and attitudes. Self-motivation and confidence are key areas of personal development as is personal appearance and how others perceive you. Self-management skills also known as "Self-control" are used to manage personal feelings and how we react to challenges and problems both at work and in private lives. It includes learning to avoid potential negative emotions such  as anger and stress.

Presentation Skills
Presenting information clearly and effectively is a skill and it is required in almost every employment area. No matter your office; an administrator, manager or executive; you should be able to present your ideas and findings to your colleagues and external stakeholders.
Information presentation could be presented in the form of notes, research findings, reports, business plan, scenario planning, risk  assessment, and strategic documents.

Leaders have the ability to influence others towards achievements of certain goals.
Leaders have or perceive to have a strong self-confidence. Leaders are team players, allowing them to work in a group to achieve the best results fro their organization. A leader shows social skills by respecting thoughts, opinions and ideas of other team members.

Information Technology Skills
To get work today IT skills are needed. Acquiring basic IT skills and being familiar with using a computer may open up a wide range of employment opportunities and increase your marketability in the workplace.
You must be acquainted with some computer softwares in your area. Computer literacy means understanding what computers can and can not do. If your work doesn't require using computer, you need to know basic things like composing, sending and to read received emails, how to maximize the internet, how to use word processor and spreadsheet software.
It is however relevant that you at least know some basic operations on a computer.