Quick and Quintessential Career & Job Tips
Job-hunting tips from the August 28, 2000 issue of QuintZine.
Want to succeed at your first job once you’ve landed it? Better sharpen your so-called “soft skills” according to a survey of employers reported by the BBC. These soft skills, which employers say are often lacking in entry-level hires, include:
– taking initiative
– communicating effectively
– making decisions
– solving problems
– building relationships
Nearly 80 percent of employers said employees with these “soft skills” would find it easier to move up the corporate ladder. They say real-world experience, say a year between high school and college or an internship during college can help build those skills. Read the full article.
“For example, if you’re a sales and marketing manager, you could say: Joined organization to spearhead sales and marketing initiative for newly developed territory. Lead the aggressive turnaround of a poorly performing district and propelled sales from one to six million in 14 months. That’s the type of accomplishment they want to see.” Read the full interview with Nix.
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