Top Skills Professionals Need for Workplace Success

Top Skills Professionals Need for Workplace Success

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1. Communication

Communication skills, in general, are important for any professional. It includes written, verbal, and nonverbal communication. However, one particularly important communication skill in today’s world is email. Almost every profession requires some email correspondence. Professionals need to be able to craft clearly 

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written, concise emails, using the appropriate format and tone for colleagues and employers alike.

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2. ​Public Speaking

Almost every job requires some public speaking.  While you might not be giving long presentations regularly, you will likely need to speak up during meetings, provide information to your colleagues, and/or speak to a group in some small way. Professionals need to be capable of speaking to others clearly and presenting information effectively.

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3. Teamwork

All professionals have to work in some sort of a group, whether they are working on team projects or trying to help a company achieve its mission.  As a professional, you must possess the interpersonal skills required to get along with others. You need to be able to share responsibility with others, communicate effectively, and achieve a common goal.

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4. Time Management

As a professional, you will be tasked with completing a variety of tasks. You’ll have to draw upon organizational skills to budget your time so that you complete each task by a given deadline without feeling overwhelmed. Employees who show up on time (or, better yet, early), are often perceived to be more hardworking by their employers 

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(even if this is not the case). You can therefore boost your professional reputation by showing up to work and meetings a few minutes early.

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5. Leadership

Regardless of the role you play at an organization, leadership skills are important.  Whether you're working on a team or in a management position, being able to lead is an essential skill for a professional.

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6. Flexibility

Most jobs require a degree of flexibility, and the ability to be willing to change.  It's important to be able to understand different perspectives, and to adjust your workflow and contributions to the company as change arises.

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7. Personal Skills

Interpersonal skills are the soft skills that enable employees to work well with other workers, managers, clients, customers, vendors, and other people they interact within the workplace.  These skills and professional attributes are also important for successful professional networking, and for managing your own career growth.

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