If you are looking into a new career path in this New Year, writing and updating your CV must be a top priority. In today’s changing world, listing qualities like good leadership and organizational skills isn’t likely going to push you through that job you desperately want. There is more you need to have that would make you stand out from the rest. The following skills are necessary:
- COGNITIVE FLEXIBILITY. Flexibility is key for any serious employee.You must have the ability to adapt the cognitive, processing strategies to face new and unexpected conditions in the environment. Also, the transition from thinking about one concept to thinking about multiple concepts at the same time. If you are cognitive flexible you will be able to learn more quickly, solve problems more creatively and adapt to new situations at the work place.
- JUDGEMENT AND DECISION MAKING. Someone who is skilled at considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one will be in high demand. Employers normally value individuals with ability to make quick and reasonable data-based decisions as the nature of the work place changes.
- EMOTIONAL INTELIGENCE. Being aware of others reactions to situations and understanding why they behave the way they do is a skill that is highly valued by employers. Your ability to have Social skills such as persuasion, emotional intelligence, knowing how to deal with difficult people and teaching is also in high demand than just the narrow technical skills such as programming or equipment operation and control.
- This is a necessity in almost all organizations, your ability to bring in new ideas into the company goes a long way, what can you do that is different for them, what will you bring to the table etc. creativity is the most sought after skill by many employers, bosses are looking for people who can think of creative ways to apply to new products and services in order to increase customers, sales and make profit.
- CRITICAL THINKING SKILLS. Critical thinking skills like leadership and strategic thinking skills are about being proactive not reactive, being able to analyze, not just accept approach problems in a thorough and systematic way. Employers are looking for people who understand their surroundings and can evaluate ways technology will benefit their company and its employees.
- PROBLEM SOLVING SKILLS. Employers do not like hiring graduates who come running every time there is a problem, if you can always come up with a solution you stand a better chance-it is all about using logic as well as imagination, to make sense of your situation and come up with an intelligent solution. If you are preparing for an interview, having examples of problem solving experience is a good idea, you will need to explain how you identified the problem came up with a solution and implemented it. For example, People are needed to interpret data supplied by technology, but on the other hand if you rely solely on the data you may come up with a solution that is dangerous or not practical. So, employers look for people who have these skills but also people who can analyze those results and have intelligent conversations with members of staff to come up with a solution.