15 Skills You Need on the Job
Carefulness: Do you have a tendency to think and plan carefully before acting? This helps with reducing the chance for costly errors, as well as keeping a steady workflow going.Cooperation: Willingness to engage in interpersonal work situations is very important in the workplace. Creativity: You've heard of "thinking outside the box"? Employers want innovative people who bring a fresh perspective. Discipline: This includes the ability to keep on task and complete projects without becoming distracted or bored. Drive: Businesses want employees who have high aspiration levels and work hard to achieve goals. Good attitude: This has been shown to predict counterproductive work behaviors, job performance and theft. Goodwill: This is a tendency to believe others are well-intentioned. Influence: Groups need strong leaders to guide the way. Influence includes a tendency to positively impact social situations by speaking your mind and becoming a group leader. Optimism: A positive attitude goes a long way toward productivity. Order: "Where did I put that?" A tendency to be well organized helps employees to work without major distractions or "roadblocks." Safe work behaviors: Employers want people who avoid work-related accidents and unnecessary risk-taking in a work environment. Savvy: This isn't just about job knowledge, but knowledge of coworkers and the working environment. It includes a tendency to read other people's motives from observed behavior and use this information to guide one's thinking and action. Sociability: How much you enjoy interacting with coworkers affects how well you work with them. Stability: This means a tendency to maintain composure and rationality in stressful work situations. Vigor: This is a tendency to keep a rapid tempo and keep busy.