You don’t only need to perfect your domain skills for getting hired. You should be willing to wear multiple hats around the office, i.e. you’d be skilled enough in today’s fast-paced and technologically advanced workplace.
For instance, here at Mansa Infotech, we look for the folks who hold required ’employability skills’ at work. (However, these skills are not specific to one kind of work but are generic across all employment sectors.) Experience and qualification may be enough to get a job but to be successful in your role you need to exhibit a mix of skills i.e. employability skills.
You could be an aficionado in ‘hard skills’ or specifically technicals, but do you think it’s enough for the sustenance? The answer is a big NO. You can’t excel in your work, until or unless you possess the required ‘soft skills’ (communication skills). Thus, Hard skills + Soft skills are the proven foundation of career building blocks.
So, Here are the skills that employees or generally job hunters need, but they may not have:
– Interpersonal skills: Refers to individual’s ability to get along with others while getting the job done. It helps in discovering the strengths and weaknesses while socialising in a work environment.
– Communication: Refers to both verbal and non-verbal way of approaching others. Good communication doesn’t mean good ‘English’! Good communication is when you can get your message across with less chance of any misunderstanding.
– Personality development: It’s all about having the right attitude towards work and toward your workplace. “Don’t blame the organisation for what it is lacking in, rather, see yourself to find where you lack and how you can overcome it.”
So, Avoid stress, burden, or any negativity in your life! Stay confident, stay flexible.
? A good mix of IT skills, i.e. familiarity with at least one computer application, understanding what computer can and cannot do, learning the internet, web and web technologies – in order to kickstart your career at Mansa Infotech LLC (for instance).
? Critical thinking skills; ability to solve problems and make decisions
? Dependable & Organized; get the job done by adding values
? Facilitates innovation; communicating new ideas, and cooperation
So, What do you think? Do you have any suggestion/point to be put on the list? I would love to hear how you approach the ‘skills’ required for building effective workplace. Is there anything overlooked or underlooked?
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