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Top10 Skills for Success in Any Career


there is no doubt that specialized
skills can help you to stand out amongst job applicants but they aren’t the only
skills that recruiters seek there are many transferable soft skills that are
sure to come in handy throughout your career from professional communication
to motional intelligence here are just ten of the abilities that make you an
invaluable asset in the workplace professional communication the
importance of professional communication skills cannot be overstated whether you
are speaking with your co-workers via email phone or video call what you say
and how you say it matters you may have heard that potential employers begin
interviewing you the moment you contact them any email interaction you have with
your interviewer before your initial phone screen or meeting is of utmost
importance in the interview process if you are unable to clearly express
yourself via email they may question whether or not you will be able to
express yourself in the office in general speak clearly and be concise and
most importantly if you need to ask a question for clarification go for it
sales you don’t have to work in the sales department to hone your sales
skills in fact the ability to sell comes in handy in virtually every career on
the planet do you know your product can you use it well enough to teach someone
else how it works this is important knowledge for any employee another
invaluable sales skill is the ability to speak clearly and empathetically get to
the point but remember that you’re not a robot human beings value authentic
conversations with other human beings no one enjoys the shallow phone call or
meeting finally become a great listener this is the only way you’ll be able to
speak and ask intelligent follow-up questions during conversations emotional
intelligence emotional intelligence is not an easy skill to hone but once you
can use it you will instantly become more valuable as an employee and improve
the overall quality of your life this form of intelligence requires that
you recognize not just your own emotions but the emotions of your co-workers and
customers as well the ability to wear multiple hats while on the job is great
but the ability to step into someone else’s shoes is magical always take a
moment to pause before commenting or asking questions learn from constructive
criticism no matter how harsh it may seem one of the challenges that come
with emotional intelligence is the ability to recognize when you’re wrong
when you make a mistake it’s important to have the strength to
admit it and redirect your actions on the flipside don’t forget to show grace
when others make mistakes nobody’s perfect right keep your commitments to
be on time is to be late to be early is to be on time consistently showing up
early for meetings sends an important signal you’re reliable if you plan to be
early and then life happens you still have the potential to show up on time
unfortunately that’s not the case if you plan to be on time a miss phone call may
seem like a small thing but the more reliable you are with the little things
the stronger your good reputation becomes ultimately if you can’t prove
that you’re worthy of their trust your boss and co-workers will lose faith in
you and possibly pass over you in some in favor of someone they can count on
consistently keep an eye on the clock you got this organization emails are
piling up faster than you can respond to them your inbox is filled with so many
unread messages you’re afraid to count them you’ve long since stopped trying to
delete the junk mail as it comes in and why isn’t your spam filter working
anyway take a deep breath my friend emails can smell fear
organization skills begin with a decision to clean up and clear out to
avoid the dreaded did you get my email message you might have to consider the
unthinkable folders create folders for certain people and/or projects create
folders for the product ads that you may find useful at a later date and by all
means move those junk messages to your spam folder another great organization
tactic is to keep lists of your in progress and upcoming projects you
should never have to ask yourself what am I supposed to be doing use a calendar
app or two to keep track of important dates and deadlines so that you can
focus on one task at a time but don’t forget to set reminders you can also
turn off distracting notifications from social media apps finally keep your desk
as organized as possible the pile of papers next to your laptop makes you
look busy which unfortunately is not the same as being productive keep your space
clear and your mind focused on the task at hand keep learning new skills it’s
easy once you’ve landed a job to believe that you aren’t stoppable you have the
uniform and the desk and your list of tasks you were on fire
but not for long technology is changing every day the skills that were
impressive just a few years ago are now sadly outdated the ability to recognize
when updated or new skills are required is invaluable in any career while you’re
gobbling up information on the latest tech and marketing trends don’t forget
that professional skills aren’t everything outside of work discover
practices that inspire the creativity and mindfulness you need to do your job
well flexibility the ability to go with the flow without
compromising quality is invaluable in any career as long as there are plans
there will be wrenches to mess them up but as long as you’re flexible you can
keep plugging along with confidence roll with these tasks as they arise and
remember that you are only human you can only do what you can do no more no less
approach each task with a positive attitude and nothing can stand in the
way of you doing your best time management you knew this one was coming
prioritizing your daily tasks is of utmost importance and when you’re
striving to manage your time in addition checking your email at
designated times can help eliminate any pressure you may feel to answer your
messages as soon as they arrive in your inbox this seems like a good time to
remind you about those distracting social media notifications finally don’t
skip your lunch break it may seem like a good idea in the moment but skipping
your break inhibits productivity later in the day treat yourself to dessert and
be thankful for 30 minutes of me time be a team player do you work well in groups
and on teams if so congratulations you possess a skill that employers value and
few people can claim being a team player becomes much easier when you’re willing
to cooperate with and appreciate your co-workers and their ideas but don’t let
this stop you from taking on a leadership role when appropriate by
showing confidence in your own abilities your other team members will be inspired
to do the same soon your team will be running like a well-oiled machine with
each individual focusing on the tasks that are best suited to him or her grace
under pressure finally any career will require you to handle deadlines crises
and stress with grace do your best work even when your efforts feel futile stay
calm and collected in difficult situations most importantly reframe
tasks that you don’t enjoy into challenges to be overcome
by keeping a positive attitude in the midst of the proverbial storm you’ll
remain connected to your inner joy and if you can do that well then you’re
virtually invincible what skills have been invaluable in your
career let us know in the comments below thanks for watching

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