There are certain skills that you should have to increase your chances of getting hired for a job in business. The great news is you have the time to learn them as you go, and there are lots of resources available to speed up your learning curve.
We asked 25 recruiters in our network to share the skills that they look for the most when sourcing candidates for jobs in business-related positions. Here are the 4 most common responses.
You will likely be either solving problems for clients or solving problems internally. Your decision-making skills will be put to the test often. There will be times of pressure too. Good decisions and great decisions aren’t in the same region. And bad ones will make an impact on whether or not you are hireable in the future.
We can all talk, but not everything we say has value. We can all listen, but not many people listen with the intention of absorbing rather than waiting for their turn to speak. Real communication is a skill, and usually, that is why you will find it as a module in many business courses. Having effective communication skills – both verbal and written – is essential. You need to adjust your tone and approach for clients, customers, face-to-face, and online. It is the only way you will be able to keep your working relationships in good order and build loyalty and support from customers and your supervisors.
How you treat the people who are considering buying from you or already are customers matters. If they’re going to make future purchases or give you a bad review will all come down to how you handle situations. Demonstrated excellence in customer service substantially increases your chances of getting hired in business. Business owners understand that their customers are the heart and soul of their business. And they want to hire people they can trust to treat their customers with the level of service they expect.
The day will come when you hit the time to get promoted! And you’ll be leading a team. Leadership is a very particular skill because great leaders provide more than just some to listen to. They are worth following, learning from, and working with. Always, show signs of leadership in every role you have. This makes you an easy pick when a position becomes available.
Learn as much as you can, and always put it into practice as early as possible in your career.
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