6 Ways to Show You Have the Skills an Employer Needs

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6 Ways to ShowYou have the skills and employer needs


Employers want employees who are able to work well with others, adapt to change, and solve problems. They know that employees with strong soft skills will succeed, even if the specific skills needed for a job change.

Here are six ways to show an employer you have the soft skills they need.

  • Communicate

    When talking with an employer or co-worker, listen carefully, answer questions with detail, and ask questions. Good communication involves give and take.

  • Show your good attitude

    Be positive, and show it! In a job interview, smile, sit up straight, make eye contact, and discuss training and work experiences in an upbeat manner. Once hired, show up on time, show interest in your job, and demonstrate a willingness to listen, learn, and try new things.

  • Be a team player

    Cooperate with others at work by communicating, showing your good attitude, problem solving and being professional. The job you do contributes to the overall success of your employer.

  • Share your goals with people you know

    Share your goals, interests, and dreams with your friends, family members, and acquaintances. Let them know who you are and what you want!

  • Focus on solutions

    Focus on solutions to problems you see in the workplace. Know you don’t have to have all of the answers right away, all of the time.

  • Be professional

    Be responsible and accountable for your word and actions. Strive for excellence, and always find a way to be productive.

You can improve your soft skills by practicing! Here are a few resources to get you started:

Practice Your Skills