Employers expect job seekers to have skills and competence. Their motto in this regard is "show us what you can offer to get the job conveniently". More reason a job seeker should possess job skills. The previous article showed the essence of skills to a job seeker. In addition, you will learn the skills employers look out for in 2019.
It is good to know that job skills can be classified into three:
• Transferable and functional skills
Which are based on your level of intelligence and what you can do. They are actions taken to get a task done in the workplace. Examples are; to organize and to analyze.
• Personal traits
These are natural characteristics which aid an employee to perform well in the workplace. They are developed in growth and life experience. Examples are; diplomacy (dealing with people in difficult situations without offending them) and responsibility.
• Knowledge-based skills
The Oxford English Dictionary defines knowledge as the information you gain through education or experience. They are also acquired through training and work experience. Examples are; data processing, personnel administration, social research, and management.
Furthermore, here are some skills a job seeker must have to excel in the job search endeavor in 2019:
• Time management
The ability to work with time and meet up with the deadline.
The ability to work with people and to manage other characters.
• Decision making and problem-solving
This skill is in high demand, the ability to reason along and find ways to achieve the common goals of the organization.
• Effective communication with employer and clients.
• Information processing
• Ability to gather and process data/information.
• Technical knowledge and skills.
• Ability to organize and prioritize work.
• Creativity and adaptability
• Ability to produce something new and the ability to deal successfully with changing situations.
• Computer software competence
A job seeker must be computer savvy, the ability to use software programs like word, excel and powerpoint is a necessity.
Ability to manage various tasks simultaneously.
Ability to influence and motivate.
• The innovation of ideas.
• Project management.
• Customer relations.
Be reminded that having good job skills is a criterion for employment. Also, in recent Nigeria, a job seeker must have job skills and learn new skills per time, in order to excel in a career.
All the best.