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What does this specific job require from a student?

My name is Elijah I will soon be a graduate from Washington heights expeditionary learning school in a few months with a 78 gpa #student #business #job

Thank you comment icon Hi Elijah, can you explain a bit more about what specific job or types of jobs you're curious about? Syed Ferdous

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Melissa’s Answer

Most jobs look for a person who is able to communication effectively as well as collaborating with others. Depending on the job description you want to make sure every day you are self determined to do the best at the daily tasks, demonstrating a high level of commitment. Willingness to learn and be teachable is important as well.
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Christopher’s Answer

Elijah,
Most jobs require you to have adequate critical thinking skills, as well as reading and writing skills. Assuming the job you're referring to is anything business related, I would recommend learning the microsoft office platform (word, excel, powerpoint, etc.). In addition, learn some basic coding in popular languages such as python, C++, or java to differentiate yourself from your peers.
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Simeon’s Answer

Most jobs require you to be calm under stress and work well with a team. Business usually onboard you as if you know nothing and give you a lot of time to acquire the skills that you need to get rolling. They are more worried about people having the soft skills, such as endurance and empathy, that they can't teach to an employee.
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Kathleen’s Answer

Hi Elijah!

As Melissa mentioned, there are certain skills that are valuable in every career, such as good communication, self-learning, and accountability. One good way to practice these skills is by taking time to learn something new, then trying to teach someone else a little bit about it. I would also recommend learning about "active listening" and practicing those techniques to become a better communicator.

As for specific jobs, there is a huge variety of different skills that are applicable to different jobs. I would recommend looking at a few different careers in the field you are interested in, then try to specifically ask people in those careers what they do on a daily basis and what skills they think have contributed most to that work. You can also ask what books or other resources they think have helped them the most in their career, and then look into studying those.
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Bob’s Answer

As the President of a business, now retired, perhaps it would be of value to indicate what it is I always sought in hiring someone for my corporation.

I would seek to hire someone who is intelligent, intellectually curious, willing to listen, wanting to learn, to grow in his or her knowledge and skills.
Someone who has a passion to be successful, wanting to contribute to the goals of the organization, to achieve in terms of performance in his or her role in the business.
Someone who works well with others, is willing to work in a team, who can lead when needed and follow when required. A person who is honest, ethical and moral. Someone who is an articulate communicator.
To recognize the content, context and causation of a problem, with the ability to think, wedded to utilize problem solving skills to deduce a number of options, to recommend solutions and to provide guidance in moving to that which will offer the best result.
These attributes may sound like a great deal, but they are basic as they relate to someone who would be a great contributor and could become an effective leader. Whether in business, in sports, in medicine, in the military or other endeavors in life, this is what leaders look for in their hiring.
What is key to your success will be your ability to identify the culture of the business you wish to join. Will the business nurture someone who has the above attributes? If not move on until you discover the business that appreciates what it is you have to offer.

Bob recommends the following next steps:

Self evaluation is critical as a first step. What kind of person are you, what kind of person do you want to be, is there someone you know who fits withing the above description.
You may wish to speak with people experienced in business who will honestly discuss what makes a successful business person. There are also books and articles available for your reading.
Never forget that you are unique, while you reach out beyond what it is you think you can achieve and excel in your profession.
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