Are you feeling stuck in your career? Do you feel like you are ready for a change in your career? Don’t act too quickly or in haste. First make certain you brush up on a handful of skills which are transferable to any business and will make a nice addition to the skill sets you already have as you go out and seek a new role. Most importantly you will be viewed quite favorable by most organizations who are seeking to hire high quality employees.
Your ability to bring fellow employees together to achieve a common goal. This would encompass any of these attributes – coaching, supervising, teaching and motivating. You may have these skills in a non-supervisory role as well!
Analytical skills such as gathering and evaluating information. Based upon the results being able to take the proper steps and actions in order to solve issues and problems.
You have a way of utilizing your imagination – your originality – to create value and even to problem solve. This one skill may be one of those where either you have it or you don’t. Not too easy to learn the skills around creativity.
Comfortable With Technology
This would be going a few steps beyond the basics of word, excel and PowerPoint. You may be well versed in HTML as an example. Anything more you have to add to the table in this arena is considered highly valuable.
Full Range Of Research Capabilities
This means your ability to interact with data. Your skills in compiling, translating, researching and then making sense of it all.
Are you able to prove you have the time management skills under pressure to deliver quality work on time, every time?
Ability To Write Effectively
Finding people who are able to communicate through the written word is becoming more difficult. This skill set goes across multiple areas of business. From formal report writing creation to producing engaging blog posts.
Able To Work With People
Part One – Customer Service – able to listen, communicate and negotiate – in order to keep the client and the customer – the cost of acquisition of a new client or customer makes this skill set extremely valuable.
Part Two – Collaborate – able to work with others and not take personally any differences of opinion or background or personalities.
In summary, do you need to have all of these skills? No you do not! The point is to brush up on a few of these to go along with the skills sets you already possess. This might very well be the difference maker when you start seeking that new role. The difference in who gets that new role, you or someone else who has demonstrated these skills already.
Mitch Tublin is an advanced certified coach, business consultant and speaker who resides in Stamford, CT.