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To make a good impression on an employer, start demonstrating certain skills, like strong leadership, self-discipline, good teamwork, and excellent communication, because these are the skills an employer expects from an employee. – PowerPoint PPT presentation

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Title: Start Building the Skill-Set Employers are Looking For


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Start Building the Skill-Set Employers are
Looking For
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  • For students, the future is paved with
    possibilities, but you will need academic prowess
    and certain skills to reach your full potential.
    A college degree and even a strong resume isnt
    always enough to impress employers. You will need
    to demonstrate or prove that you can demonstrate
    the skills of a stellar employee. Things like
    strong leadership, self-discipline, good
    teamwork, excellent communication and
    organization, are all skills that employers look
    for and value. Plus, the stronger your skills,
    the stronger your performance. Here's how new
    graduates or those who will soon be graduating
    can demonstrate these skills to potential
    employers.

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Demonstrating Strong Leadership
  • Truthfully, employers want their employees to
    succeed. And the most successful employees are
    those who are strong leaders. Not only do leaders
    make the best employees, they also help take
    pressure off management and are generally strong
    assets to a company. If youre a leader, you will
    eventually be given more responsibility and
    progress faster in your role. To demonstrate your
    leadership skills, you can provide information
    about previous leadership roles, such as managing
    group projects at school, participating in
    student groups, like student government or even
    performing volunteer work.

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Demonstrating Self-Discipline
  • Generally, employers want employees that are
    disciplined, self-starters. These types of
    workers are easy to manage (they self-manage) and
    are beneficial to an organizations productivity
    and bottom line. Being self-disciplined and
    taking initiative are also important
    characteristics for leaders to possess.
    Self-disciplined people are more productive and
    it's easier to teach them new ideas and
    structures.

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  • To show your self-management skills, provide an
    outline of how you managed your time and
    assignments at college or university.
    Specifically, explain how you balanced a work,
    school and social life, and give examples of
    major projects that required you to have strong
    self-management skills.

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Demonstrating Teamwork
  • Most job roles require some form of teamwork or
    frequent collaboration with other departments.
    Whatever the case, eventually, you will need to
    demonstrate your ability to work with your
    co-workers. You will also need to prove that you
    can work well with others and take and give
    direction. To demonstrate these abilities before
    landing the job, emphasize your work on group
    projects, highlighting how you communicated, as
    well as how you handled group conflict and
    indecision. If you have past work experience,
    simply outline how you worked with others in
    those positions (especially internships).

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Demonstrating Excellent Communication Skills
  • Good communication is tantamount to success in
    many areas of life, especially in your career.
    Wherever you work and whatever you do, you will
    need to know how to communicate with others. Most
    likely, you will have daily interactions with
    either your boss, colleagues or clients, and its
    essential to know how to explain concepts, relay
    messages, engage in concise, professional written
    correspondence, present structured, relevant
    arguments and deliver compelling presentations.
    Since college and university offer plenty of
    opportunities to exercise communication skills,
    you should be able to confidently demonstrate
    them to potential employers.

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Demonstrating Organization Skills
  • Organized employees are generally more
    productive and more likely to manage their time
    well. Moreover, good organization skills show
    that you take pride in and value your work. They
    also make it easier to categorize your work and
    sort finished and unfinished projects
    accordingly. Demonstrating these skills can be
    tricky, however. To show your future employer,
    explain how you organize your daily schedule and
    important tasks or projects.

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