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Want to Take a Job Skills Assessment to See If You’ve Got What It Takes?

The good news is through a job skills assessment you can find out what you need to do to become competitive in today’s job market, and what you have that will look good on your resume.

If you are serious about taking action steps to advance your career, we can help.

Here are 5 Must-Have Job Skills Employers are Looking for:

1. Good Communications Skills

We’ve worked with company owners and high-level managers for decades, and the number one item on their wish list for employee improvement is the ability to communicate better. And a big part of communications is the ability to listen – something we don’t think about in terms of the “communication package.” We most often think about how we can get our ideas across, how we sound when we speak, but if we are all talking, we’re seldom really communicating. The ability to listen to others is becoming a lost art.

If you would like to build this key job skill, we offer an eLearning course online as part of our Winning Performance Academy. It is a robust, 13-chapter video course with exercises, tips, examples and information based on proven business techniques. The course also includes a personalized behavior survey and individualized feedback report. To sign up for Communication with Style, click here

2. Analytical/Critical Thinking/Decision-Making Job Skills

This job skill involves your ability to gather information, evaluate options and select the best solution. This skill is an essential part of successful customer service and can turn an angry customer into a satisfied customer.  A person with this ability is usually well organized and has good planning abilities making him/her a huge asset to any company.

3. Technical Literacy Job Skills

How technical do you need to be? The degree of this job skill depends on the job of course, but for most all office jobs, basics requirements are the ability to e-mail, browsing the web, and proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel.  Most people already have these job skills, but if you don’t, you can easily learn these skills with technical training from a local community college or even by watching tutorials online.

4. Team Player, Interpersonal Job Skills

Some of us are naturally wired to be effective members of a team, while others have a more difficult time. But this is a job skill that can be learned and the benefits carry over to your personal life as well. In an office situation, those with similar personality types gravitate toward one another. For example, out-going, talkative personalities like to be in the same company. Those with more introverted personalities are usually more comfortable with each other. Consequently, these “like-personalities” often work together in a team. The downside is every team needs the skills of different individuals who have unique gifts to bring to the table. But when this happens there is conflict because stronger personalities take over. There is a way around this.

If you would like to learn how to work in a team and the benefits of forming teams with different job skills, we offer an elearning course online in our Winning Performance Academy. Access Building a High-Performance Team by clicking here.

5. Self-Management Job Skills

Being able to manage yourself involves self-control and the ability to harness your personal feelings and reactions to challenges. It can include good time management, staying motivated, positive and even well groomed. Employers want people who are adaptable, patient, flexible and respond well to change. These are qualities they look for to assess how a future staff member or manager will fit into their organizational culture.

You can learn how to adapt your natural style to a workforce or find out what job, industry, career is the best fit for your personality and job skills. To do that, we highly recommend our Job Skills Assessment, Talent Insights, to learn your Behavioral Style and Motivational Drivers. They give you a full picture of who you are and what you bring to the table. Based on the results of the assessment, you will receive an integrated report laying out the how and why behind your actions, and gives you ammunition for a great resume, interview and career path decisions.

For more information about all of our Job Skills Assessments and Reports click here. We are here to help you succeed. If you would like a one-on-one coaching session with Bruce Mazzare of Assessment Solutions, contact him at

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October 19, 2016
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