Essential Skills You Need to Have Before Applying for a Job

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Essential Skills You Need to Have Before Applying for a Job

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| May 31, 2018

5. Leadership and Management

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The ability to lead and manage is not only required from managers and bosses, it’s also required of you as an entry-level employee. Your managers and bosses are most likely watching to see if you could lead and take charge of your fellow co-workers during projects and other situations. Learn to delegate tasks, set deadlines, and most of all be a good example.

 

6. Teamwork and Interpersonal Skills

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Relating well to other people has always been a preferred skill by many companies and employers. They heavily take into consideration the harmony inside the office, would you fit in? Being an effective team member and demonstrating skills such as leadership, being able to commit, and helping others to bring out the best in them, will benefit you greatly. Learn to cultivate a healthy relationship with other people, this involves avoiding eating food that’s not yours in office refrigerators.

 

7. Ability to learn from criticism

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With all the butt-hurt people across all social media platforms these days, it’s clear that people don’t easily accept criticism. It’s sad because criticism is actually one skill that will help you grow more in your chosen field and as a person. Being able to learn and accept criticism is how employers know if you’re a professional open to learning.

 

8. Self-confidence

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As a fresh graduate, you might get intimidated by the number of people who have far more experiences than you while competing for a job. Have confidence in yourself but not to the point of coming across as arrogant. Be confident in your experiences as a student; tell how you can put your knowledge into good use by working for a certain company.

That said, go forth, wow your employers, and nail that job interview! Best of luck!

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