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The Modern Job Search

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Searching for a job has never been easy.  There are those rare, magical moments, where everything just falls into place. But if you know the process to be long and grueling, you’re not alone. While technological advances have made the process quicker and more user friendly, it has also introduced a new set of challenges The modern job search lives online, bringing with it new methods. Ready to hand-deliver resumes? (1) Social media stalk that HR manager to find out his or her favorite café beverage?  All these tactics make great for considerations, but in the meantime, here are the basics to mastering the modern job search:

1)   Start with location

When beginning your job search, chose your preferred destination. It may seem obvious, but broad searches lead to a chaotic, messy search. Get a vision of where you want to be, and begin using Google to search for regional or state-specific search engines.(2) Most cities and states have a Web site dedicated to local job listings. Your vision might also start with a specific company, but it’s important to create a more detailed target then simply “X” position.

2)   Stay organized

You will encounter a multitude of available positions, and more than likely, there will only be a few that genuinely catch your eye. Organize your findings to make it easier to sift through them. You can do this by making a folder in your browser’s Bookmarks.(2) Then you will have a neatly organized online Rolodex to refer back to.

3)   Perfect your resume

Your resume should be accurate, clearly structured, free of typos, and specifically targeted towards the type of job you are aiming towards. You may want to create a couple different resumes to have on file, as well as a master copy that’s easy to edit.

4)   Write your “Pain Letter”

There are many ways you can approach the cover letter. In modern times, we suggest using Liz Ryan’s ”Pain Letter” approach. The pain letter is designed to communicate a challenge the company is facing and highlight your abilities in overcoming that issue. (3) It is effective in communicating what you bring to the table in a unique, easy to read format.

5)   Go the extra mile

Before the Internet transformed the job search (and everything else), the interview was the quintessential moment of getting a job. Now, the most important part is everything leading up to the interview. The work you put in before your interview, your perfect resume and eloquently structured cover letter, is a preview of the work you will do for the company. Go beyond the traditional submission and get creative. (4) This might be in the form of a proposal for the company, a new idea to bring to the table. The more creative and will throughout out work you put in, the more you will stand out from the crowd. This principle of working hard can be further explored in Napoleon Hill’s The Master Key to Riches.

6)   Be patient and don’t give up

The thing they never tell you is that it’s supposed to be hard. Everything worth having will come at a price of hard work. While the job search can be a challenge, don’t be give up. Your future employer is right around the corner.

For more information on this topic (The Modern Job Search) , please visit the following:

(1) http://www.wired.com/2014/06/modern-job-hunt-beat-big-data-system/

(2) http://www.collegeaftermath.com/jobs-careers-after-college/digital-age-job-hunting-the-ugly-truth/

(3) http://www.forbes.com/sites/lizryan/2014/10/12/forget-cover-letters-write-a-pain-letter-instead/

(4) The Master Key to Riches, Napoleon Hill

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What to Consider When Changing Your Jobs

Some people go an entire lifetime without second guessing their career choice. For the other 99% of us, there are uncertainties and considerations that flutter through our minds. Theses thoughts can drift by in an instant, but many know that if you are not pursuing what you love these thoughts never truly leave.  Whether you are switching positions within a company, changing employers, or headed down a different career path, here is what to consider:

 

Age is just a number.

We’ve all heard it, and many believe in an age limit as to when it stops being acceptable to explore careers. While our experiences can shape who we are, it is inevitable that our interests and perceptions change. For some reason the younger generation is expected to explore, but this doesn’t mean you can’t achieve success at an older age. Ray Kroc spent his career as a milkshake device salesman before buying McDonald’s at age 52. (1) Ronald Reagan was successful as an actor, yet he only became the 40th American President at the age of 70. (2) Great things happen because of the qualities you have and person you are. Anything can be achieved through hard work and perseverance, both of which can be harnessed at any age.

 

 

Time is irrelevant.

It is incredibly challenging to write those words and meant it.  We function on full schedules, and our watches measure milliseconds. Of course time is relevant, but by its very nature, it is limitless. If the fear of “running-out-of-time” enters your head, remember time will pass whether or not you decide to pursue a different job. Seizing every moment is a beautiful way to live, and time is hardly the impetus for that. Rather, we live rich lives, because we are passionate and determined.

“Never give up on a dream just because of the time it will take to accomplish it. The time will pass anyway.” ― Earl Nightingale

 

 

Everything is Figure-out-able.

Someone I greatly admire coined the phrase, “Everything is figure-out-able.” If you aren’t familiar with the work of Marie Forleo, do a quick Google search. She has guided many in the areas of interviewing and networking, too. (3) When venturing into a new career, the greatest fear is one of learning new skill sets. But it shouldn’t be. You are not the same person that entered the workforce years ago. You’ve gained an impressive skillsets, an array of wisdom and perspective acquired only through time. This is exceptionally marketable if you are changing careers, and it can help you bypass entry-level statues. (4)

 

For more on changing careers (What to Consider When Changing Your Job) , please visis the following:

(1) : http://www.businessinsider.com/people-who-became-successful-after-age-40-2014-9?op=1#ixzz3WdfKHfZ1

(2) https://www.whitehouse.gov/1600/presidents/ronaldreagan

(3) http://www.marieforleo.com/about/the-company/

(4) http://career-advice.monster.com/career-development/changing-careers/career-change-and-the-seasoned-worker/article.aspx

(5) https://winonasearchgroup.com/refresh/templates/blog_entry.php?blog_id=74

(6) https://winonasearchgroup.com/refresh/templates/blog_entry.php?blog_id=77

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What to Consider When Changing Your Job

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Some people go an entire lifetime without second guessing their career choice. For the other 99% of us, there are uncertainties and considerations that flutter through our minds. Theses thoughts can drift by in an instant, but many know that if you are not pursuing what you love these thoughts never truly leave.  Whether you are switching positions within a company, changing employers, or headed down a different career path, here is what to consider:

Age is just a number.

We’ve all heard it, and many still believe exploring careers is unacceptable after a certain age. While our experiences can shape who we are, it is inevitable that our interests and perceptions change. The younger generation is encouraged to explore, but the older you get the more taboo it becomes. This doesn’t mean you can’t achieve success at an older age. Ray Kroc spent his career as a milkshake device salesman before buying McDonald’s at age 52. (1) Ronald Reagan was successful as an actor, yet he only became the 40th American President at the age of 70. (2) Great things happen, because of hard work and perseverance, both of which can be harnessed at any age.

Time is irrelevant.

It is incredibly challenging to write those words and meant it.  We function on full schedules, and our watches measure milliseconds. Of course time is relevant, but by its very nature, it is limitless. If the fear of “running-out-of-time” enters your head, remember time will pass whether or not you make a change. Seizing every moment is a beautiful way to live, and time is hardly the impetus for that. Rather, we live rich lives, because we are passionate and determined.

“Never give up on a dream just because of the time it will take to accomplish it. The time will pass anyway.” ― Earl Nightingale

Everything is Figureoutable.

Someone I greatly admire coined the phrase, “Everything is figureoutable.” If you aren’t familiar with the work of Marie Forleo, do a quick Google search. She has guided many in the areas of interviewing and networking, too. (3) When venturing into a new career, the greatest fear is one of learning new skill sets. But it shouldn’t be. You are not the same person that entered the workforce years ago. You’ve gained an impressive skill sets, an array of wisdom and perspective acquired only through time. This is exceptionally marketable if you are changing careers, and it can help you bypass entry-level statues. (4) If you don’t know what you’e doing, don’t worry. You can figure it out.

 

For more on changing careers (What to Consider When Changing Your Job) , please visis the following:

(1) : http://www.businessinsider.com/people-who-became-successful-after-age-40-2014-9?op=1#ixzz3WdfKHfZ1

(2) https://www.whitehouse.gov/1600/presidents/ronaldreagan

(3) http://www.marieforleo.com/about/the-company/

(4) http://career-advice.monster.com/career-development/changing-careers/career-change-and-the-seasoned-worker/article.aspx

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The New Defense Against Cyberattacks

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Modern day espionage is on the rise, and the individuals behind stealing data from computer networks are now facing real consequences. Obama has declared sanctions for the foreign hackers responsible for data theft. (1) However, they are not the only ones companies that are benefitting from these cyber attacks are also facing punishment.

The online vandalism that swept 2014, which dubbed it the most prominent year of cyber attacks thus far. (2) From the account information breaches of Target and Home Depot to the notorious Sony scandal that filled the news headlines, the cooperate world has worked to strengthen and reform its tattered security systems.

Under this executive order, Treasury officials are now able to block travel and freeze bank accounts of individual hackers working for themselves, on behalf of hostile countries, criminal organizations or foreign companies. (3) Before Obama’s order was decreed, the Treasury Department had limited authority to sanction officials responsible for cyberattacks in a few countries, including North Korea and Iran. Now, American corporations and banks will be prohibited from doing business with individuals on the sanctions list. Designated hackers will not be allowed entry into the U.S., and any U.S. assets in their names would be frozen. (3)

While we have now implemented a retributive system in defense against these cyber threats, Cisco boss predicts the worse is yet to come. (4) Tech companies are preparing themselves, strengthening systems. Throughout the year more cyber breaches will occur, but there is hope for new innovative technology to aid against these attacks.

For more information about The New Defense Against Cyberattacks , please visit the following:

(1) http://www.crn.com/news/security/300076363/partners-obamas-sanctions-vs-cyberattacks-is-step-in-right-direction.htm?itc=hp_ots

(2) http://www.newsweek.com/2014-year-cyber-attacks-295876

(3) http://www.latimes.com/nation/nationnow/la-na-cyber-sanctions-20150401-story.html

(4) http://www.cnbc.com/id/102362835

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Channel Your Productivity Power

Channel Your Productivity Power

 

We have all been there. One minute you’re sitting down to complete the next task on your to-do list, a few clicks later you’re watching shark videos on YouTube.  No matter what your productivity level is currently, we all strive to become better. If you have goals and high ambitions, it is not just ideal, it is essential to know how to focus. With new research emerging, here are some effective ways to cultivate productivity within yourself:

Make Real Deadlines:

One effective method is to set deadlines. Now, the recent research-backed findings suggest that self-imposed deadlines are not effective, because they have lost the motivating authority behind them. (1) Instead, deadlines created with an authority figure (e.g. a boss, a mentor, etc.) have power to motivate. Go to your boss and set concrete, evenly spaced deadlines to activate your highest-level of productivity.

Find the Good

The main reason we procrastinate is because we rely on emotional readiness to motivate us. We wait until we are “in the mood”, and (unsurprisingly) it never comes around. Experts believe you have to find an enjoyable or meaningful aspect in whatever project you need to finish. (2) If you find the good, the enjoyable component, it will inspire you to get your task done.

Procrastination Pad:

Like the old adage goes, If you think it, ink it.  One powerful trick to stop the rabbit hole of thought early in its tracks is to keep a procrastination pad. (3) As you sit down to work, keep a sheet of paper or notepad next you. When an idea comes along, quickly write it down, and then get back to work. Distracting thoughts enter our minds often, let them escape through pen and paper before you are led astray. Once you’ve completed your task, designate time to look at your procrastination pad.

Be in the Now:

It’s not uncommon to want to reach the end goal, yesterday. We aim to achieve our mission and, preferably, in a timely manner. The reality is that it will take time, it will be demanding. Accept the challenges and live in the moment. If you are always anxious and wishing for the future, you will neglect to take the necessary steps in the present that will lead you there. (4) Interact with the people in your current network, breathe in your environment. You have to live in the present in order to consciously move forward.

For more productivity tips about Channel Your Productivity Power, please visit the following:

(1) http://www.nber.org/papers/w19874

(2) https://www.themuse.com/advice/the-researchbacked-ways-to-finally-stop-procrastinating

(3) https://www.themuse.com/advice/the-little-trick-that-will-stop-procrastination-in-its-tracks

(4) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_uWOYsNlFZ4

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The Game Winning Ways to Prepare for a Job Interview

The Game Winning Ways to Prepare for a Job Interview

When it comes to the job interview, there’s an endless checklist to consider.  From the color of your shirt to the way you shake hands, the interview can amplify the anxiety of any job candidate.  If your end goal is to make a lasting, positive impression on the interviewer you have to come prepared.  Here are the steps to consider when preparing for a job interview:

1) Know the Company:

Never, I repeat, never ask, “What does your company do? “, during the interview. (1) If you haven’t researched the basics, you might as well respectfully ask yourself to leave. Before entering an interview, learn what the company does, the culture is embodies, and the initiatives it takes. It will give you a firm idea of the people and work you will be surrounded with.

2) Know the Position:

The single most influential factor in your interview is how well you prepare. This can involve several different layers. Knowing the tasks and competencies required for the position is a large part of becoming mentally prepared for the interview. Examine qualifications through the job description. Research similar job positions, and find out what the top performers are doing.  This can be a simple as making a phone call to Human Resources. Knowing the position inside and out is the first step to filling it.

3) Have Game-Winning Stories on Hand:

Behavioral questions will be asked. It’s a guarantee. Companies want to gauge your personality and leadership to see if it’s in align with theirs. Think about the times you were most proud of your work. Think about the challenges you have overcome. No matter the question, these are the stories that mark you as a resilient candidate long after you have left the interview.  Try to integrate them into the behavioral questions that inevitably come your way.

4) Bring a Business Plan:

This has to be one of the strongest, most underrated methods of exceling in a job interview. A rule of thumb for standing out in the work place: exceed expectations. Many candidates will be prepared to talk about what they have completed in the past, but why not also talk about what you’re prepared to do in the future? In order to take this to the next level, consider what you will contribute to the company. This does not always mean a traditional business plan must be drawn up, but show the interviewer you have thought about this.

5) Come With Questions:

It goes without saying; the interviewer will always open the floor for you to ask questions. (1) Many know this, but still respond with, “Not at this time.” In working relationships, there must be mutual respect. Remember, the interview is equally an opportunity for you to see if the company is a well-suited place for you to work. The common misconception is that it is only the client’s market, and it is necessary to come in groveling at the interviewers feet. (1) Remember the value you bring to a company and embrace your say in the matter.

This is a time to be unique, creative and be remembered over the many other candidates. You can ask genuine question about culture and life at the company. However, to make yourself shine, also ask thought-provoking questions:

“Let’s say after 90 days, Mr. Interviewer, that you tell me I am the top representative at the company. What would I have done to have earned that?”

“In 18 months, a superior position opens up, what would I have to do in order to be selected for that position? ”

 

For more information on this topic about The Game Winning Ways to Prepare for a Job Interview , please visit the following:

(1) https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/20140705055830-52594-the-five-deadliest-job-interview-mistakes

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Goodbye, VARs ; Hello, Consolidation

Goodbye, VARs ; Hello, Consolidation

The IT world is embracing another trend that will cause a paradigm shift in the resale business model. As cloud computing develops a new style of services, the standard value-added resellers (VARs) may be facing a gloomy future. Recently, CompuCom and En Pointe were acquired into different companies, marking substantial moves towards consolidation. (1)

The new wave of cloud-structured applications has made it feasible for smaller companies to leverage their Internet presence and compete with bigger, advanced companies. (2) Because of this, the resale business will face challenges in demand. While the economics are always hard to predict with technology changes, they suggest smaller companies will begin to shift towards using cloudlike applications instead of outsourcing services to VARs.  Vince DeLuca, CEO of Logicalis US says, “I think the traditional resale business is a problematic business model and will continue to deteriorate, and these may be signs for those to divest those assets within their portfolio.”(1)

The successful VARs we find today are the ones that have used hardware sales only as a service to their customers; and instead are using the outsourcing trend to provide high-profit services. (2) The trend over the past decade has been toward services, however much like other technologies absorbed into the cloud, these services eventually going to live up there too.

Companies that are using the traditional VARs business model should be acting fast and adapting. There is still hope for many VARs, because cloud vendors are working with many of them to develop new profit models for this part of the industry. (2) These vendors, however, are also looking to build direct relationships with customers, potentially resulting in a reduced need to rely on VARs for customer IT support. While eminent change is headed for the traditional VARs model, some can survive if they are proactive towards change, rather than ignoring it.

For more information on this topic about Goodbye, VARs ; Hello, Consolidation, please visit the following:

(1) http://www.crn.com/news/channel-programs/300076156/partners-en-pointe-compucom-deals-predict-end-of-days-for-vintage-vars.htm?itc=hp_todays_news

(2) http://searchitchannel.techtarget.com/feature/VAR-services-with-cloud-vendors-Key-considerations

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Reaching the Next Level

Reaching the Next Level

After dedicating years to a profession, the pressure of reaching success becomes increasingly heavy. It’s not uncommon to land idly on a plateau and feel like you aren’t improving. However, if we truly want to move forward in our career, understanding how we come upon success is important. The following tactical steps are guidelines to that will help you reach the next level.

1) Change your mindset

We have been deceived. Fallen into a trap. We have come to believe that we encounter success based on our inherent skills and intelligence. Some people are naturally gifted in certain fields, but by thinking we are special we immediately place limitations on ourselves. Believing that our destination is somehow dependent on our intrinsic abilities is a limiting, fixed-mindset. (1) Eduardo Briceno has developed a theory on mindset. The key to finding success is believed a derivative of hard work, persistence and skill. From what research shows, those characteristics are byproducts of a more powerful mindset. It is what Briceno calls the growth mindset. Don’t fall into the trap of believing natural ability is what makes us succeed. Understand we all must work hard to grow our abilities, and you will be free of mental limitations.

“The moment we believe that success is determined by an ingrained level of ability as opposed to resilience and hard work, we will be brittle in the face of adversity.”

– Joshua Waitzkin

2) Define Success

Goal setting is essential to moving forward, but it doesn’t always mean success. Understanding our own definition of success is a key component to getting where we want to be. Though the definition varies from person to person, it’s often defined by an income or a prestigious job title.  Attaining those goals can leave us with beautiful, powerful moments but the glory only lasts a few minutes. People are searching for something deeper, more fulfilling. They want a rich and happy life. The secret to happiness? Progress. Tony Robbins is known for is lessons on progress. He explains we can reach happiness through small, daily improvements. (2) Don’t be discouraged if you haven’t hit your tangible, finite goal. Continue striving for progress and you will find success.

3) Embrace New Habits

“If you always do what you’ve always done, you’ll always get what you’ve always got.”  Henry Ford was a wise man, and, from a business perspective, he ended up doing all right. Change and growth happen when you challenging yourself. Growing is difficult, but if you want to improve you must leave your comfort zone. It’s simple, but its powerful. This can be done by doubling your output, making twice as many calls, working 20 minutes longer, etc.(3) Your success is found in your daily routine, the mindless activities you do. Current research says it takes roughly 66 days to develop a habit. (4) Create habits that are challenging, and with time, it will become your new standard.

 

Those are the three steps to taking your business and life to the next level. Follow these steps and contact us if these tips help! At Winona Search Group, we hope to see you grow.

For more tips like these ( Reaching the Next Level ), see the following:

(1)    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pN34FNbOKXcsdg

(2)    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dheuIvbKJ64

(3)    http://www.lifehack.org/articles/featured/8-ways-to-take-it-to-the-next-level.html

(4)    http://www.today.com/health/think-itll-take-21-days-make-your-resolution-habit-try-2D11826051

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Tech Hot Spots in the U.S

Tech Hot Spots in the U.S

Silicon Valley and Alley have welcomed a newcomer to the list of high-tech hot spots: Silicon Prairie. This newly developed hub may have landed at an unlikely place on the U.S. map, but it is certainly not the only growing technology city.

Some of these cites have been on the map for a while and some have just begun to thrive, but here are the current hubs for the high tech industry:

Washington, D.C.

Our nation’s capital naturally brings in those working in the political sphere, but it also has a high demand for tech workers. The need for supremely developed security systems is at an all time high, and individuals working here can expect to work directly with U.S. defense efforts protecting sensitive data. (1) The top positions located in Washington, D.C. are computer security specialist ($85,200), information technology specialist ($66,200), and IT network technician ($61,300). (2)

Austin, TX

Deep in the heart of Texas, Austin claims home to one of the largest growing IT communities. With Dell and smaller companies providing many coveted jobs (1) :Information technology architect ($126,000), information technology consultant ($86,600), information technology specialist ($59,300), it still remains growing hot spot. (3)

Lincoln, Nebraska

The most surprising new addition to the high-tech scene has to be Lincoln, Nebraska, known as part of Silicon Prairie. The unique benefit of the Nebraska tech community is its Midwestern mentality. “In the Midwest, it is completely opposite. People say, ‘How can I help you? What can I do for you?’“, says Paul Jarrett, co-founder of e-commerce platform called Bulu Box. (4) With a lower cost of living, getting your ideas out the door comes at much more forgiving price point, rather than in San Francisco or New York City.

Las Vegas, NV

Las Vegas might be known for its wild side, but it also has a lower-key environment that caters to high tech startups.  The CEO of Zappos.com, Tony Hsieh, took a leap and invested millions to turn Las Vegas into a startup utopia. (5) Nevada is also ideal for small businesses to thrive. Service-associated businesses have the ability to test their products in a huge population, and early-stage start-ups have potentially lengthier runways than in Silicon Valley or other locations. This is again largely due to the lower economic costs.

Raleigh, NC

High-tech manufacturing jobs are on the rise on Raleigh with companies like Vacon creating design the drives that power everything from elevators to the giant fans that help cool buildings. (6) This hub is especially great for tech engineers, as it is a leader in the development of semiconductors, the heart of most electronic devices. Specifically they are focused on wide bandgap semiconductors, which lose up to 90 percent less power than regular semiconductors.

Seattle, Washington

While California is known for its draw to technology start-ups, just north of that, Seattle metro area has become increasingly popular to technology all-stars. Leading companies like Microsoft and Amazon are sourcing most of the tech hiring in Seattle (1), still Boeing and the rapidly growing startup community is also needing to fill in big high tech positions like Business intelligence developer ($97,200), database developer ($88,200), software developer ($84,400). (7)

 

For more information about Tech Hot Spots in the U.S , please visit the following:

1)   http://career-advice.monster.com/job-search/company-industry-research/technology-hiring-hot-spots/article.aspx

2)   http://www.payscale.com/research/US/Washington-Baltimore-Northern_Virginia%2c_DC-MD-VA-WV_Combined_Statistical_Area/Salaryh

3)   http://www.payscale.com/research/US/Austin-Round_Rock%2c_TX_Metropolitan_Statistical_Area/Salary

4)   http://www.npr.org/blogs/alltechconsidered/2015/03/12/392136573/silicon-prairie-tech-startups-find-a-welcoming-home-in-the-midwest

5)   http://www.inc.com/john-boitnott/why-the-las-vegas-startup-scene-is-still-perfect-for-many-entrepreneurs.html

6)   https://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/01/15/north-carolina-home-america-s-newest-high-tech-manufacturing-hub

7)   http://www.payscale.com/research/US/Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue%2c_WA_Metropolitan_Statistical_Area/Salary

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Five In-Demand Skills That Will Get You Hired

Five In-Demand Skills That Will Get You Hired

Highlighting your acheivements on a resume is typically the main focus for job seekers, but it might not be the only way to lock-in a job offer. The interview is where you have a real chance to shine and showcase the skills you have to offer. In the 21st Century there are some definite qualities hiring managers are looking for.

Here are some of the top skills employers expect in today’s job seekers:

1)   Critical Thinking

The integral skill in almost every job, the skill that most college degrees aim to equip students with, as it turns  out, is highly sought after. For every 9 out of 10 jobs, critical thinking is listed at one of the skill requirements. (1) You’ve heard those two words conjunctly over the years, but what it means is to be able to analyze and identify problems while developing alternative solutions. Critical thinking means assessing a situation often and using analytical abilities to implement an action plan.

 2)   Decision Making Abilities

Employees should be able to consider the costs and benefits of possible action steps and choose the best solution. (2) Often times, the best decision makers have to choose between two equal outcomes, but having confidence in your judgment is the key to making the best decision.

3)   Interpersonal Skills

No matter what the job, there will be a degree of human interaction.  We are still an interactive culture despite electronics and social media. There is a social aspect to every job, and being able to communicate and build relationships both internally and externally is an exemplary skill to have. (3)

4)   High Energy/Positive Attitude

Only Ron Swanson will tell you a positive attitude is unwanted in the workplace.  Positivity is vital to motivation. If you are a positive thinker, the negative feelings stay at bay and there is more belief in what you are trying to accomplish. (4) High energy and positivity change the workplace and are highly coveted in today’s workforce.

5)   Emotional intelligence

By now many know the power of emotional intelligence. Having strong emotional intelligence is the ability to identify, use, understand, and manage emotions in positive ways to relieve stress, communicate effectively, empathize with others, overcome challenges, and defuse conflict. (5) It is more than interacting with people; it is the ability to diffuse tension and foster long healthy relationships.

For more information about Five In-Demand Skills That Will Get You Hired, please visit the following:

1)   http://www.forbes.com/sites/meghancasserly/2012/12/10/the-10-skills-that-will-get-you-a-job-in-2013/

2)   http://www.quintcareers.com/job_skills_values.html

3)   http://www.careerealism.com/soft-skills-job-seekers/

4)   http://listdose.com/10-reasons-positive-attitude-outlook-towards-life-important/

5)   http://www.helpguide.org/articles/emotional-health/emotional-intelligence-eq.htm

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