10 skills to help you get the job - Part 1 (career advice - tips and tricks - insider information - job help)

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10 skills to help you get the job - Part 1 (career advice - tips and tricks - insider information - job help)

  1. 1. Boston High-Tech Recruiter Presents… Top 10 Skillsto Help You Get the Job ( Part 1 of 2 ) Connect With Us: www.CareerEncore.com Recruiter@CareerEncore.com
  2. 2. Intro• Work history & experience are vital to landing a job – But hiring managers look for more – Abstract characteristics ultimately get you the job• Your resume & interview are vital – Prove you will thrive in a company’s culture & become an asset• Here are 5 of the top 10 most sought-after skills among job candidates & actionable suggestions…
  3. 3. Skill 1: Problem Solving & Reasoning• A quality job will offer its share of challenges – It’s not good enough just to find any solution – Convey your ability to find a quality, lasting solution• What process do you use to solve problems? – Search the internet, call a knowledgeable coworker, write out potential solutions & weigh the pros and cons, etc.• Whatever your problem solving process is… – Know it & demonstrate that it’s repeatable – Sell it during your interview
  4. 4. Skill 1: Problem Solving & Reasoning• During an Interview – Explain a situation when you used your problem solving method • Detail the resulting success• On a Resume – Address a time you were a consultant on a difficult problem – Explain how you turned around a failing project
  5. 5. Skill 2: Communication & Teamwork• Illustrate your ability to convey ideas clearly• Show you can effectively interact with coworkers• Demonstrate that you will flourish in a group – Show you will never be the team’s weakest link
  6. 6. Skill 2: Communication & Teamwork• During an Interview – Talk to a time you collaborated with others on a project – Explain a time when you defused a difficult intergroup conflict• On a Resume – In addition to personal achievements • Call out accolades you received as part of a team
  7. 7. Skill 3: Flexibility & Adaptability• Keep up with ever-improving software & technology• Express a willingness to adapt in all aspects of your life• Show you are willing to accept feedback without taking offense
  8. 8. Skill 3: Flexibility & Adaptability• During an Interview – Discuss a situation when project requirements or a deadline changed – What did you do to adapt & finish on time?• On a Resume – In addition to calling out skills you’ve mastered • Express your working knowledge of multiple topics • Show an aptitude for understanding the bigger picture
  9. 9. Skill 4: Leadership & Initiative• “Great workers make great employees… – Great leaders make great colleagues”• Highlight your history of leadership, NOT – An inability to work with others – A bossy disposition – An unwillingness to listen to feedback
  10. 10. Skill 4: Leadership & Initiative• During an Interview – Talk to a time you led a project or took on a special assignment – Spotlight leadership activities for which you asked • Rather than ones you were assigned• On a Resume – Express the role you played in team projects – Detail initiatives you led
  11. 11. Skill 5: Willingness to Learn• Demonstrate you will grow with a company to fill future needs• Prove that you are receptive to new ideas• Take steps to stay ahead of the curve
  12. 12. Skill 5: Willingness to Learn• During an Interview – Talk to a time you failed or something went wrong • How did you remedy the situation? • What did you learn? • How would you prevent a similar situation?• On a Resume – Cite continuing education classes you’ve taken – Include industry conferences you’ve attended
  13. 13. End of Part 1• These are just 5 of the 10 most sought-after skills among job candidates. Click Here to View Part 2
  14. 14. Thank You for Viewing Our Presentation Brought to You By: Boston High-Tech Recruiter Connect With Us: www.CareerEncore.com Recruiter@CareerEncore.com (617) 242-4443

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