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what skills do you need to be employable worker?

Asked Morrisville, New York

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John’s Answer

Updated Boston, Massachusetts

When I hire employees, soft skills are the key and can be very simple: Show up to work on time (and do not leave early), be willing to learn, volunteer for tasks, ask how you can help, work well with others, and have a positive attitude. When you go to work each day, your goal should be to learn 1 - 3 new things per day. Remember, technical skills can help you get a job but it is the soft skills that help you maintain the job and helps you get promoted. Good luck!

Carole’s Answer

Updated Rancho Palos Verdes, California

The first thing I would suggest is that you need to be willing to do what is asked of you for obtaining the job, and you need to let them know that you would also be willing to learn new skills to help out the needs of the company. That will give them reassurance that they can rely on you. The second thing is good communication to your superiors and your peers on, and that includes: new ideas you thought about, discussions that might not have gone well, urgent messages that need to be given to someone else, questions that need to be asked, The days that you might need off for personal issues, and just plain logical and responsible thinking about time off or doctors appointment etc., making sure a boss knows where you are. Here are some General Skills; show respect for peer and superiors;

Carole recommends the following next steps:

  • You might want to get the book "Do what you are" by Tieger & Batton. This book goes into personalities and careers best suited for you. There is also an assessment called Strengths Finder on line that might also be useful for you to take. This will give you your basic 5 skills that apply to you! I hope this has given you some thoughts and ideas, and I wish you the best with you future progress.

Shana’s Answer

Updated Toronto, Ontario, Canada

The best skills are those that you can use in any job and any field - social skills, communication, great personality, positive. Showing you are human is a wonderful life skill! There are so many skills you can learn on the job but no one can 'teach' you how to be yourself and personable. Always have a can-do attitude and you can conquer the world.