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7 Vital Skills Every Employee/Job Seeker Should Have

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7 Vital Skills An Employee Should Have
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As recipes are fundamental for a sumptuous meal, so also are essential skills for a great employee. If you are an employee or aspiring to be, this is an opportunity for you to know those skills you must possess to stand out while serving your employer.

  1. Communication: Most of recruiters across all industries say communication is the most important skill they look for. Good verbal and written communication skills are often thought of as a given, as an employee develop yourself to communicate effectively. Listening, speaking and writing. Employers want people who can accurately interpret what others are saying and organize and express their thoughts clearly

7 Vital Skills An Employee Should Have

  1. Leadership/Decision-Making: You may think decision-making skills are only needed for upper management, but that’s not true. Every employee should be able to make smart, quick decisions for the betterment of the company, no matter what role they play. The ability to take charge and manage your co-workers, if required, is an admirable trait. Most employers look for leadership qualities and decision making skill.
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  1. Teamwork: Nearly three-fourths of employers rated teamwork and collaboration as “very important,” according to a Queens University survey. Every employee you hire should be able to work confidently and effectively within a group. Even if they don’t have to work in a team all of the time, the ability to work with others is paramount when it comes to finding the right candidate. Teamwork in many jobs involve working in one or more groups. Employers want someone who can bring out the best in others, patiently work with the team, motivate them and produce tangible result.

    7 Vital Skills An Employee Should Have
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  2. Interpersonal skill: Employers usually note whether an employee can relate to co-workers and build relationships with others in the organization. As an employee you must have what it takes to work cordially with other co-workers, learn to tolerate and relate with others.
  3. Innovation: This skill is not just for scientists and inventors. According to a PWC Global Innovation Survey, 43% of the executives interviewed said that innovation is a “competitive necessity” for their company. Always look for candidates that demonstrate innovation on the job.
  4. 12. Time Management: among every other skill an employee must have proper time management. This will help his or her efficiency at work. Employers are looking for candidates that know how to successfully manage their time, who can prioritize tasks and meet deadlines.
  5. Work Values: these values are integrity, excellence, dependability, honesty, self-confidence and a positive attitude. These are prized qualities in any profession. Employers look for them before hiring an employee.

Others that should be considered are: Analytical and problem-solving skills, computer literacy, flexibility, continuous learning skill, personal management, commitment, negotiation and academic competence.

Olayemi Olatunji

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