Applying Life Skills ©2010
Today's jobs require a variety of employability skills. Transferable skills such as writing, getting along with others, and making decisions are skills that you can use in many different situations. Workplace skills are skills that help you quickly adapt to a job and foster your success. Leadership styles vary, but good leaders motivate others and encourage tolerance and understanding. Teamwork skills help employees work through conflicts and accomplish goals.
Employers look for specific characteristics in potential employees that make them productive workers. Employability skills and personal characteristics can help workers deal with workplace issues such as criticism, conflict, discrimination and harassment. In today's rapidly changing job market, it is extremely important to master and continually update your employability skills. You can expect to change jobs numerous times before you retire.