Today, more than ever before, potential employers are placing greater emphasis on soft skills. But soft skills are notoriously hard to quantify.
Your communication skills, however, are on display from the moment you make contact…
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At some point in your career, you will need to deliver a powerful presentation. Will you be ready? Your boss asks you to present their work to management. You work hard to put together the material in a way that lets the bosses know your team is on track. Then, the day of the presentation arrives. Suddenly, it feels like grammar school again. The teacher just asked you to stand in front of the class. Your knees start shaking, you start sweating, and you just might lose your breakfast in front of everyone. You’re not alone. For many of us, the thought
Leadership skills are one of the most important traits to showcase on your resume. Unfortunately, it’s one of those skills that everyone claims to have… but few know how to list effectively.
So how do you demonstrate strong leadership skills in a concrete, measurable manner on your resume?
One of the most sought after attributes in today’s job market remains the ability to work well in a team. Candidates who can show that they possess the skills necessary to contribute in a team setting always gain an advantage. But what are those skills? You might be tempted to simply say… teamwork. There are, however, several soft skills that bolster our ability to work effectively in a team. Together, these skills define teamwork.
It’s not uncommon for college students to work part-time while they’re in school. For some, it’s even a necessity. But there’s more to gain from working during your college years than just some extra cash.
They’re also opportunities for “real world” preparation…
Recently, an overseas client contacted me who was in the planning stages of moving back to the U.S. Specifically, he was wondering about how to make the transition back to the American job market. I suggested that he start reviewing U.S.-based job openings to get a sense of what the requirements are, and then take the time to sign up for online courses or attend conferences (if possible) in order to improve critical skills.