If you are entering the job market, you always need to consider factors that are going to make you more hireable. It’s important to understand that the job market is quite competitive. Depending on the position that you apply for, you could be facing off against thousands of other candidates. One of the key things that you should consider is your USP. This is your unique selling point and it’s usually a skill or specialty that other individuals who apply for the job probably won’t have. There are lots of examples that could be beneficial here. We’re going to explore this as well as various other skills that business owners want to see evidence of on your resume.
Language is a great example of a skill that is going to help you stand out when applying for a job. It’s important to note that most jobs these days will require a significant level of customer service and client care. You will be expected to interact with clients and ensure that their needs and concerns are taken care of. When you do this, it’s important that you do understand the individual client and that’s where a second or even a third language can help a lot. With another language, you will be able to make sure that you can reach more customers and more importantly, interact with them on their level. The world is a melting pot these days so this is going to be useful skill regardless of sector or indeed location.
Perhaps connected to the idea of language is certainly the concept of communication. Communication is about ensuring that you can interact with colleagues as well as clients and keep everyone on the same page. It is often tied to the idea of efficiency and whether or not it’s possible to connect the dots on a project so that it comes together with the right way. You should always think about how this is going to make you a stronger leader. If you have evidence of communication development such as a degree in management communication from a place like the University of Southern California, you will be able to make sure that you can pursue more significant roles in business. You will be a possible candidate for someone leading a team rather than simply being part of one.
You should be at least vaguely aware of how brands operate these days and can build themselves up in both the real world and the digital realm. It is useful to understand concepts such as SEO and PPC. You may even want to ensure that you have a solid grip on how to use social networks effectively. This will always go beyond how you can interact with these in your personal life and be more about whether you can use them to send a message the right way. It could be worth exploring taking a course in this area. However, don’t forget that you can also demonstrate a particular skill with the right level of experience. If you are interested in approaching a skill this way, make sure that you watch out for behavioural based questions during an interview. This will be your chance to ensure that you can show evidence of this skill in action.
Finally, you do need to make sure that you have good time management skills and that you can provide evidence of this. Again, this will usually be a case of having examples in previous positions or even your personal life whether you have been able to work under particular time constraints effectively. In doing so, you can make sure that you were able to guarantee that you will be able to increase the efficiency levels in a business. This is a goal for many management teams and it could be one of the reasons why they are considering bringing you on. With the right level of time management, you are always going to be a valuable asset to the company.
We hope this helps you understand some of the best skills that you should consider adding to your resume. While some of the skills may come naturally to you, it’s important that you understand how to show evidence of them. In most cases, a business owner won’t just be willing to take your word for it. You will have to demonstrate that you have put the effort into developing this skill on a professional level, either through experience or professional qualifications.
CANDY TAI is a wife to David and mom of 5 with a degree in Communications. She's a native Texan (Hook 'Em Horns!) who's been making her home in the Kansas City metro area for nearly 15 years. She loves being able to shuffle her kids from their various sports activities, piano lessons, and school activities. She enjoys fashion, beauty, reality TV, and moviegoing.