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3 soft skills employers are looking for

Three soft skills employers are looking for

August 29, 2017

By Chaze Patrick, Outreach and Engagement Marketing Assistant

Do you want to have a competitive edge in today’s workforce? Are you looking to enhance yourself professionally? These three soft skills are what employers are seeking when hiring or promoting employees.

  1. Communication skills

Whether you talk on the phone, draft emails, conduct online meetings or give presentations; you are assessed on how well you communicate with others. Being proficient in communication can make day-to-day operations more efficient for your peers and supervisors. Being a competent communicator can ultimately prove your presentation and professional writing abilities. The journey to become a competent communicator can be seamless with the right resources.

  1. Critical thinking

As a workforce professional, it is expected that you have the ability to overcome challenges and manage your time on a day-to-day basis. No matter if you are a new or seasoned member of an organization, enhancing your analytical thinking will help the organization accomplish their strategic goals.

  1. Potential leadership

All companies have strategic visions to carry their organizations forward. The world is always changing and future leaders are needed for continuity. There may come a time where you will be asked to lead. Will you be ready? Developing into a strong leader is a continuous process no matter if you are a new leader or a seasoned leader looking for a new challenge.

Whether you want to make it to the top of the interview process or boost your communication, analytical or leadership skill sets, the opportunities to succeed are all around you.

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