Most Valued Job Skills You Should Have

Most Valued Job Skills You Should Have Landing your dream job requires your understanding of what hiring managers really look for and how to match it with your skillset and experience.

No matter how stellar your profile is, there are certain skills that will help increase your value.

Here are some of the most valued job skills that every employer looksfor in applicants:

1. Communication Skills

This includes both verbal and written communication skills. It’s more important than ever to be able to communicate with others.And the rise of digital makes both writing skills (and talent) real assets.

You must be able to write well, especially when it is often the only meansof communication when following up with clients and customers. Of course, this also means being able to communicate effectively with different audiences.

Hiring managers seek applicants with excellent communication skills. They are often more productive and effective in the long run. Strong verbal and written communication will definitely set you apart from other candidates applying for the same position.

2. Team Player

Do you have the ability to work collaboratively, and let teamwork rule in the office? According to surveys, applicants with leadership skills together with the ability to work in a team will help them stand out from other applicants. Hiring managers need to know whether you can adjust to a new environment and get along with others in a professional setting.

Being a “team player” might sound cliché, but this also includes being open to suggestions, having a positive state of mind and the ability to deal with different personalities no matter what the circumstances are.

3. One Who Takes Initiative

Employers don’t want to hire applicants who act like robots and aren’t inclined to take initiative. Self-motivation is a key quality for an applicant. Employers want to hire people who care enough to do their jobs well, and are driven to help the company succeed.

Some hiring managers will ask behavioral questions to help them determine whether or not you are a proactive employee. Don’t hesitate to share your experiences to build up your brand and impress them.

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Alan Carniol

Alan is the creator of Interview Success Formula, a training program that has helped more than 80,000 job seekers to ace their interviews and land the jobs they deserve. Interviewers love asking curveball questions to weed out job seekers. But the truth is, most of these questions are asking about a few key areas. Learn more about how to outsmart tough interviewers by watching this video.