Everybody who's either searching for a job or already working knows that every person who works must’ve some kind of basic set of skills that absolutely everyone needs. Some skills are needed for those who work in a particular field, and they must be able to do certain things to be successful in their job. But it’s very important to have not only these skills but also general ones, which relate to completely different aspects of work and are needed by absolutely all employees, regardless of their specialization. Being developed in different areas will give you a better chance of getting a job in any field, as well as having career development. Employers are more likely to promote and develop those who can be successful in more than just one industry.
Here is list of some skills and qualities that every employee must have to be able to work successfully and have the opportunity to receive regular promotions:
Emotional intelligence, that’s the ability to understand and perceive their own emotions, and the emotions of those around them;
The ability to conclude along with the ability to make any decisions;
Know how to quickly find a common language with a client, as well as understand what your client wants from you. In other words, customer focus;
Business negotiation skills with different people;
The ability to quickly and easily learn something new if it’s necessary now;
Ability to independently solve complex issues and problems that may arise in the process of work, data analysis and tech skills;
The presence of critical thinking;
Creativity and leadership;
At a minimum, basic social and management skills;
The ability to interact with any people.
It’s especially important to be able to constantly develop and acquire new skills, as well as improve old ones. Without this skill, you will constantly lose your value as an employee, and after some time you may even be fired because you will no longer contribute to the development of your workplace and bring benefits.
The most important or primary skills are those that should be mentioned in the first place in your resume. These are the skills that are directly related to your job, and they can be both hard and soft skills. Secondary skills are what in other words can be described as personal and general development skills, and they are predominantly soft skills. But just because they are secondary in order of writing, they do not become less important or required. They should be combined with your main skills, and complement each other.
Soft skills are not about your professionalism as an employee in a chosen field, but about your personal qualities as a person, and relate to the ability to interact with people around you. The skills of this section include the above-mentioned skills, such as the ability to think logically and critically, any talents in any area, be creative (even if it seems to you that for your work it doesn't seem to be necessary), the ability to build new relationships with new people in a quality manner, as well as quickly get used to and adapt to any changes and so on. If it seems to you that it’s too simple and everyone has such skills, then, in fact, few people know how to apply this “banal” set of skills in quality in life, and so that they are useful.
Hard skills mean everything you can do, relating to your qualifications, including any requested technical skills, and the industry in which you work, and workers need to have all of them. But at the moment, for many employers, it is not these skills that are most important, since it is almost impossible to teach soft skills to a professional in their field, and at the same time, it is much easier to teach a comprehensively developed person something from professional, hard skills. In addition, hard skills, with today's pace of development, quickly become obsolete and become unnecessary. And if a person cannot quickly learn new things, as an employee he is far from the best option.
Such questions are needed to test your various skills, your depth of knowledge and level of awareness in a particular issue, as well as the ability to analyze various possible problems that arise in the area in which the question concerns. Also, some small tasks can be given to this question for you to confirm in practice what you spoke about earlier.
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