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What skills does your job require?

I was wondering what day-to-day skills does your job require. Did you already acquire these skills before, or did you have to learn these skills? #jobs #skills

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Janet’s Answer

Great question!!

Every job will have different 'technical' skill requirements, but most jobs will require self-motivation, flexibility, being open to change, good time management, and being a good listener, every day. Another great skill to have is a curious mind, to look further than the obvious for solutions to questions and issues that pop up. Most people can point out a problem, but the valuable skill is thinking about a solution. These skills can be developed and many start right where you are: in school!

My specific job requires that I be self-motivated, have clear concise writing, research skills (where a curious mind comes in), good question asking, and working well with others. I’ve developed some of these in the work world, but most started for me when I was in school, in activities, volunteering, and in regular life.

Thanks for asking - hope this helped. Best of luck to you in your future endeavors!
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Ken’s Answer

For most jobs, you need to be self-motivated, have the 'soft skills" to be able to work well with other and be willing to learn so that you can improve yourself / your company. Part of my job entails listening to people and find out what they really need vs want. Then use data to make the right decisions on what we want to move forward with. After that, we need to develop a plan on how to execute. A lot of the time we trial things so that we can see if what we are trying to accomplish is possible. If we see that it is not, we will "fail fast", therefore we don't have to spend a lot of time to find out something is not going to work.

Best of luck.
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Simeon’s Answer

Most of the skills that I acquired before starting my job were more general about the broad concepts of business. The specific skills that I needed for audit were picked up on the job. Each client that I work on is a bit of a learning experience. There is more on the job learning in my industry than your average career. Even people several years in are still learning a lot every year.
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Rebecca’s Answer

It needs the knowledge and skills of the knowledge before starting the job. However, there is on the job training to learn the skills you need for the job. The knowledge you learnt from college gives you the fundamental understanding and skills you need to perform the job. It is usually listed in the requirement of job specification. However, there are additional skills you need to perform the job in real life. It may be different even you are in the same position but in different companies. So, there is usually have on the job training or mentoring by the senior staff when joining the company. Also, there is continuous professional development requires to attend every year for some professionals.
Learning is a life time. We need to keep ourselves up to date.
Hope this helps! Good Luck!
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Jessica’s Answer

Great question! Some of my soft skills are things I use inside and outside the office (how to be organized, how to think about problems from different angles, etc.) and some technical skills I learned in school and have been perfecting on the job (software skills mostly). My schooling taught me how to problem solve which is something that allows me to tackle other challenges that I haven't encountered before. Most jobs I've held or interviewed for stress the importance of being curious and being teachable. These are traits you already have to some degree, but going to school and working will help you hone these and use them to accomplish tasks.

Hope that helps!

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Mauro’s Answer

My job as a recruiter relies on my soft skills and how I engage with candidates. Its more process learning and being witty because you have to think where to find candidates.

I learned majority of them through work experience. However I needed proof/foundation of my knowledge through college. Cant convince hiring managers that your career focus if you dont have at least experience or knowledge of the process.
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