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Top Skills That Employers are Looking for In Employees (2017 Edition)

If you’re a job seeker and you want to stand out from the crowd, it’s important to understand the types of skills employers are looking for in 2017. While there are always specific “hard skills” required for each unique job (typing speed, language proficiency, knowledge of software, etc.) these can be taught, but the “soft skills” that are important to…

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Business Skills You Didn’t Learn in College, But Should Have

Ten things that require zero talent. You’ve probably seen some version of this on the internet, right? Work ethic, attitude, passion, being on time — they are all on the list. And there are other articles (because it’s the internet, and there is always a yang for someone’s yin) that complain that all of those 10 things actually DO take…

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Be positive.

I think this has several sides. There is having a positive outlook or attitude in the workplace overall. Some say it makes teams more productive; it definitely makes your work environment friendlier. The other side is how you approach work issues. Do you see solutions or problems? Present the strategy to untangle the knot instead of showing everyone in your…

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Speak up

I don’t mean volume here. Because you are thinking for yourself (No. 2), you should be coming up with ideas, processes, and solutions that can help reach your company’s goals. Speak up — bring those ideas to the table. Even if only one out of 10 gets used, being someone who is thinking about improvement is better than being someone…

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