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6 Skills You Must Have to be a Competitive Worker in the Modern World

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Written by brandonstan   
Friday, 09 February 2018 22:39

Finding an amazing job in today's modern world is harder than it's ever been, and for a reason. Nowadays, people acknowledge the need for skills, experience, and high degrees in earning a higher income, which is why the competition has become so fierce. At this point, there are hundreds of applicants for the good jobs offered, and standing out from the crowd is essential to a person's success.

Regardless, good help is still hard to find. With so many people overtaking student loans to ensure their future, volunteering and making sure that their resumes are perfect, employers still struggle with finding great employees. The reason for this is certainly not the experience or knowledge, but the lack of traits a good employee must possess to make the boss proud.

In such a competitive work environment, how do you stand out? Aside from those well-known skills, you have learned repeatedly, here are the traits every great employee must possess in our modern world:

1. Self-Directed

We are living in the age of technology, where people are given the opportunity to work from every place and at any time. This is beneficial for many, but it actually means that people may be asked to spend more hours working aside from the traditional work hours over the desk.

This means more flexibility, which unfortunately means more procrastinating. We all end up having to spend some extra hours on our work because we focused on the distractions instead of the work. Employers do not have the time or patience to watch over every employee, which is why they need a responsible, autonomous worker that will execute their deliverables within the set timeframe.

'Writing is a flexible career on its own, which is why many fail to do this. You may think that the advantages will make everyone love this job, but I cannot even count the people who gave up on writing because they could not get organized. While it is highly flexible and definitely the best job I have worked, it requires a great deal of focus and dedication'. – says Angelina Gloar, a content writer at rushmyessay.co.uk.

2. Focus

Today's work environment is highly demanding, and you are very likely to be pulled in several directions at the same time. You'd have to juggle meetings, edit documents, write reports, take notes, check and reply to e-mail, meet coworkers and clients, and whatnot.

This is as overwhelming as it sounds, which is why many employees tend to miss out on the important things or simply let tasks pile up to the point where it is impossible to have everything done.

If you want to succeed in our modern world, you must learn to focus. Losing focus is very easy, so make sure that you adapt to the job as soon as possible and learn what is crucial to success.

3. A Global Mind-Set

Cultural diversity in the workplace is common and highly promoted in today's business world, which is where our third skill comes handy. Develop the ability to work with diverse cultures in addition to boosting those communication skills, since you will most likely be required to conduct business or work with people of different cultural backgrounds at one point or another.

Even if this is not in your general job description, such skill will boost your chances at impressing the boss when the time comes for you to mingle with a culturally diverse group of people. The skill of communicating well in our global market is key to being a competitive employee of today.

4. Willingness to Learn

The fourth skill you must possess to be acknowledged among all other in the workplace is a willingness to learn new things. Education does not stop when you get your degree but is built every day until the end of our lives. And building your knowledge is now more important than ever since the modern world is changing every single day.

If you don't keep pace with the recent discoveries and additions to your specific career, you will soon be replaced with a person who does.

5. Technology-Savvy

Being tech-savvy will not only help you get the job but is also important for keeping it. IT skills are nowadays required for every job position, even those that are completely non-tech related. This means that whatever your career is, you'll still need to possess knowledge about technology.

Nowadays, everything starting from collaboration and meetings, to organization of documents and even marketing is best achieved through technology. As a matter of fact, technology has become one of the biggest tools for making our lives and jobs easier.

If you do want to stay competitive and be better than others, you need to embrace technology and develop the most skills you can get.

6. Embrace Criticism

People are proud by nature, so criticism does not come easily to anyone. This will be tough at the beginning, but you must understand that criticism serves to make you the better version of yourself. If criticism comes from your employer, you must learn to embrace it. Improving your performance depends on improving the things others criticize your work, and you can never succeed if you just toss these aside.

The modern workplace requires much more effort than it did in the past, but it can also be more rewarding. If you learn to develop these skills and traits, you can remain competitive in the workplace and create a great impression with your employer.

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