Employment Skills Essay, Research Paper
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 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
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 more.
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,
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.
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
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 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.
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.