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Employment skills

Thiru Thirunavukarasu April. 1, 1996

Employment Skills

By: Thiru Thirunavukarasu


In my essay I will talk about the skills required to get a good

job nowadays. There will be three main points I will be discussing

such as academic, personal management, and teamwork skills. I

will give you examples of these skills, and reasons why this skill is

important for you to get a job.

Academic Skills

Academic skills are probably the most important skill you

will need to get a job. It is one of the or the first thing an employer

looks for in an employee. They are skills which give you the basic

foundation to acquire, hold on to, and advance in a job, and to

achieve the best results. Academic skills can be further divided into three

sub-groups; communication, thinking, and learning skills.

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Communicate. Communication skills require you to understand and

speak the languages in which business is conducted. You must be a good

listener, and be able to understand things easily. One of the most important

communicating skills would be reading, you should be able to comprehend

and use written materials including things such as graphs, charts, and

displays. One of the newest things we can add to communicating skills

would be the Internet, since it is so widely used all around the world - you

should have a good understanding of what it is and how to use it.

Think. Thinking critically and acting logically to evaluate situations

will get you far in your job. Thinking skills consists of things such as solving

mathematical problems, using new technology, instruments, tools, and

information systems effectively. Some examples of these would be

technology, physical science, the arts, skilled trades, social science, and much


Learn. Learning is very important for any job. For example, if your

company, gets some new software, you must be able to learn how to use it,

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quickly and effectively after a few tutorials. You must continue doing this for

the rest of your career. It is one thing that will always be useful in any

situation, not just jobs.

Personal Management Skills

Personal management skills is the combination of attitudes, skills, and

behaviors required to get, keep, and progress on a job and to achieve the

best results. Personal management skills can be further divided into three

sub-groups just as academic skills, which are positive attitudes and

behaviors, responsibility, and adaptability.

Positive Attitudes And Behaviors. This is also very important to keep

a job. You must have good self-esteem and confidence in yourself. You

must be honest, have integrity, and personal ethnics. You must show your

employer you are happy at what you are doing and have positive attitudes

toward learning, growth, and personal health. Show energy, and persistence

to get the job done, these can help you to get promoted or a raise.

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Responsibility. Responsibility is the ability to set goals and priorities

in work an personal life. It is the ability to plan an manage time, money, and

other resources to achieve goals, and accountability for actions taken.

Adaptability. Have a positive attitude toward changes in your job.

Recognition of an respect for people's diversity and individual differences.

Creativity is also important. You must have the ability to identify and suggest

new ideas to get the job done.

Teamwork Skills

Teamwork skills are those skills needed to work with others co-

operatively on a job and to achieve the best results. You should show your

employer you able to work with others, understand and contribute to the

organization's goals. Involve yourself in the group, make good decisions

with others and support the outcomes. Don't be narrow minded, listen to

what others have to say and give your thoughts towards their comments. Be a

leader not a loner in the group.

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In conclusion I would like to say that all these skills I have discussed

are critical to get, keep, and progress in a job and to achieve the best results

possible for you. Of these skills though academic skills would be the most

important skills you will learn, I think. So if you keep at these skills you will

be happy with what you are doing unlike a lot of people who are forced to

get jobs that they do not like.

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