Essential Work Skills We All Need And How To Get Them

Essential Work Skills We All Need And How To Get Them
7 February 2019    Lisa Clark    0 comments
In the future workplaces will move increasingly rapidly, and that means you need to continually expand your skills and develop new ones along the way to stay employed in a rapidly changing market.

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It’s not as daunting as it sounds, but it does mean that you have to keep on top of your game, so you don’t get left behind.

Do you want that pay rise? Do you want that promotion and the new shiny job title? Then you’d better keep reading and find out Skillsroad's top tips for what you’ll need to kill it in today’s workplace.

1. Creativity

Creativity sits just behind problem-solving and critical thinking, or the must-have skills employers are looking for now and in the future. 

Sure, you may not be able to show your creative flair daily in your role, but it’s important you show a creative mindset when tasks are delegated to you. Find innovative ways to streamline processes and cut costs. Your bosses will love you for it.

2. Collaboration and teamwork

Teamwork makes the dream work and employers in this day and age are chasing that. They know that a team that clicks will produce the results they need. 

If you work as part of a team, you will all be more motivated and in turn achieve incredible results.

Have a vision, have each other’s backs, and you are well on your way to workplace domination.

3. You need to be social media savvy

Between Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn and others, social media has changed the way companies do business, which is why it’s super important you process social media literacy. 

Make social media more than just an escape from boredom, use it to stay on top of industry trends and interact with like-minded individuals in and outside of your company. Job seekers that use and understand social media have a clear advantage over other candidates who don’t know what a hashtag is. Sharpen your skills, get those likes and possibly the job you want too!

4. Work ethic

So you know how annoying it is when your best friend turns up late to dinner over and over again? Yeah, employers aren’t a fan of that either. 

Approach work, your meetings and get started on projects early; it will show that you have a strong work ethic and you are proud of what you do on a day to day basis. You don’t need to stay back to 8pm every night but arriving to work on time is a must.

5. Organisational skills

Organisation comes in many shapes and forms and can be as simple as keeping your workspace clean or organising your inbox, but it is essential for your workplace success. If being organised isn’t your strongest skill then it’s time to hone these skills and get organised!
 
With preparation and knowing what is expected within your new or existing role, these skills will help you stand out to employers, both now and in the future. So take a course, download some apps to help you on the way, let your little cousin show you how social media works. Whatever skills you need to learn or brush up on there really is no time like the present to do so.
 
Now go forth and conquer!
 

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Lisa.jpg Bondi-based freelance journalist, blogger & #girlboss, Lisa Clark, has an acute appreciation for travel, fashion and photography. Through this lifestyle, Lisa creates beautiful and inspiring content across her Instagram @iamlisaclark and her blog www.lisaclark.com.
When she isn't writing for Skillsroad you can find her at the beach with her dog Levi or working on her Social Media Company We Are The Hunted, shooting (and eating) food for her hospitality clients.

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