Wouldn’t you love to know what employers value most in their current and prospective employees? Kristen Bahler does just that in her article “14 CEOs on the Most Valuable Job Skill Right Now”. Everyone has “helpful” advice but unless you hear it from a proven source, it’s difficult to gauge the credibility of it. She interviewed 14 CEOs from all different sectors who revealed what they felt was the most valuable skill an employee should have for right now.
The article is divided into three sections-
The Approach-This subject explores the various ways the employee deals with his work, which includes the work ethic and code of behavior. Responses by the CEOs range from resilience and willpower to curiosity and self-directed learning. All these qualities reflect the manner in which an employee handles the everyday and the not-so-everyday (the occasional) work load.
The Hard Skills-Included in this area is everything from sales and accounting to the technical side-data science and engineering. Communication and marketing, as well as identifying the next area of growth are important to a company’s outlook and if you possess these, you can go far in your field.
The Intangibles-Another topic covered was the ability to identify and maximize your strengths. How you manage stress and every day challenges are reflective of your personality and may play a role in the advancement of your career. Adapting to change and the ability to be prepared for the inevitable change are necessary skills for any prospective employee.
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