Transitions are scary. They can leave us in-between stages with little resources to make it through to the other side.
The 2020 pandemic led to a transition that none of us were prepared for. One that left millions of people laid-off, fired, or rejected for hire altogether.
While companies work to recover from of the past few months, thousands of people are looking for employment. Many individuals entering the workforce in the coming year will need to prove that they are worth the risk of hire.
But what exactly does that mean?
Indeed claims that “the smallest skills are sometimes the smartest.” This comes through a combination of soft and hard skills. Soft skills refer to relational values, such as problem solving and leadership. Hard skills are technical skills required for a specific job or industry.
An article posted in January broke down what they believe are the most important characteristics of a sought-after employee. These include: dedication, confidence, reliability, teamwork, independence, leadership, interpersonal communication, self-awareness, and integrity.
Forbes and Employment Ontario also posted similar articles with their top-pick qualities.
Here are some of them:
- Work ethic
- Thrive collaboratively
- Fit company culture
- Communicate effectively
A 2019 Job Outlook Survey by the National Association of Colleges and Employers found that the most common value employers look at when hiring are written communication skills – coming in at 82%. The employers surveyed said teamwork is next at 79%, then initiative and analytical skills at 74 and 72%, and work ethic at 71%.
The less important qualifications for hire, according to the results, are taking risks or being bilingual.
With all this in mind, what will you change to make the job search more effective?
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Click HERE to read the Indeed article.
Click HERE to read the Forbes article.
Click HERE to read the NACE article.