Why do firms recruit? Why do not they force anyone to work long hours and extracting the utmost labour out of him? Will the answer be related only to time barrier? I guess surely it is not.
We are blessed with different types of ability. In most of the cases, we depend on these abilities to earn our livelihood. Think about Brad Pitt. If he was not blessed with such a handsome look and the acting talent then would he be able to be such a great actor?
Yes, the inborn features play a vital role. That is why the specialisation comes. But as we all know the talent is a word which is not concrete. We cannot measure it. It has only quantitative value. So we cannot say it that we live only upon the blessings from the heaven. There are other matters too. The skills which we possess within ourselves make us earn our bread and butter. It might be possible may these skills we can get by born. But there are still lots of things to learn.
Getting a job may seem very tough at the first-hand sight, but the toughest part of earning a livelihood is, I guess, the retaining the job. Think a situation where the recruiters had a high level of expectation and offered you a job after having a glimpse of your resume and taking a successful interview. But after a couple of weeks, they find out that you are nothing but a jerk. Oh God!
Actually, the recruiters try to find certain features in while employing a person. Sometimes they are proven right and sometimes wrong. No matter what they expect of you, how good your resume is, how much of experience you have gathered through working in a specific arena you have to prove your worth.
Some of the important skills that help your way easy to survive are:
Normally we can divide the skills into three categories
- Interpersonal skills
- Conceptual skills
- Technical skills
Interpersonal skills are those skills which we use day to day life to communicate and work together with other people, both as individual and groups. Employees with interpersonal skills can make a difficult work very simple and complete it faster. So chances of being successful for the people with high interpersonal skills are a lot higher.
Employers often look for hiring workforce with ‘strong interpersonal skills‘ – they wish for people who will fit in a team and be capable of communicating effectively with peers, customers.
Interpersonal skills are not just vital in the office; our personal and social lives can also have the advantage of better interpersonal skills.
In general, people having good interpersonal skill are confident, calm, optimistic and charismatic nature which plays a vital role in being successful.
A List of Interpersonal Skills
- Verbal Communication – How we talk and what we talk
- Listening Skills – How we take both the verbal and non-verbal messages sent by others.
- Nonverbal Communication – The communication without words.
- Problem Solving – Working with others to classify, identify and resolve problems.
- Decision Making – Exploring and scrutinising options to make sound decisions.
- Negotiation – Working with others to find a mutually agreeable outcome.
- Assertiveness – Communicating our morals, thoughts, beliefs, outlooks, ideas, needs and wants freely.
The concept about a specific field gives you an edge that you know many things before the opening of a specific task. It lets you know some textual knowledge which sometimes comes very handy as from there you can have a fair idea how previously things have happened and they were tackled. Without much of haste and hassle, you can solve problems and make things lot easier.
If you work as a specialised advisor good concept becomes a must for you. Without sound conceptual perception, you cannot go further as there may be lots of constraints related to rules and regulation.
These types of skills relate to the specific job-related skills. For example the specialised mathematical solution, architectural ideas, scientific and computer related knowledge. Technical skills can make the job faster. Organisations consider people with high level of skills as icons. Technical skills are very important in the higher section of responsibility.
Nowadays expertise in the spreadsheet and Microsoft word are very important in holding a tight grip on your position in the organisation. People use different types of intricate software frequently in the modern days. So, a good computer literacy has become a prime want from the recruiters.
If you were serious about learning and attaining technical knowledge rather than grading higher CGPAs in your college days, you certainly have gathered more of technical knowledge. Training and special research work can increase your domain of technical skills.
Some job explicitly demands specific technical skills. So before entering into those job sector be aware that you can manage with your level of technical knowledge.