As a perspective employee in today’s competitive job market, you have to set yourself apart from other job hunters. There are certain experiences that can help to both ease the new job tension, and elevate your standing from day one in any new job. Take a look at a few of these helpful skill sets and how to build them into your resume.
Having an ability to communicate well with others on any level is a must. It is impossible to survive for an extended period of time if you alienate those who work around you. The key is an easy going personality, and a genuine interest in listening and learning from everyone you come into contact with in your daily duties on the job. A sense of humor, while not a necessity, is also an asset.
Employers want to know that you know what you’re doing. Learning your abc’s in school had a definite purpose. Simple filing skills, and numerical sequencing capabilities go a long way when given a task that you’re unfamiliar with. Just having an innate sense of order and organization can help to get you further on the job.
Problem Solving Skills
A reputation for thinking on your feet can go a long way in separating you from the pack. Does the name MacGyver ring any bells? Know the ways you go about solving problems, and any specifics you can offer that other candidates might not be able to. Your problem solving skills should be specific to you and helpful to the company overall.
Names, places, companies, products, and other job related information that you can store in your memory for recall can impress a boss, and make you invaluable at meetings and client/customer relations. It’s also imperative in finding your car keys in the morning. You can perfect your learning skills by using them regularly. Practice and get better. It will help you in your job, and in life!
This is perhaps the most important skill of all. A great reason for finding those car keys too. Early is accepted as on time, while on time is late and late is inexcusable. Make sure you have what it takes to be on time and get tasks done early.
Some may call these coping skills, but the sooner we recognize and accept our failures, the sooner we can get about the business of our next success. Don’t think of it as falling down; think of it as an opportunity to show how well you get back up.
In summary, the real skills needed in a new job may lie outside your education or training; in the realm of life experience. The healthcare industry is rapidly growing, and searching for qualified applicants. Companies such as Melaleuca are looking for and investing in the future of those who find themselves in a new job. Use these skills to get you started, and prove yourself to a new boss.