Importance Of Skills Emphasis On Job Interviews

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This article is part of the Wings to Success series designed to help you succeed during a Job interview.

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Importance Of Skills Emphasis On Job Interviews

Skill emphasis during the interview is essential to show the employer what makes you different from all the other job candidates. In this competitive world, companies search for the most qualified employees by weighing the candidates’ skills and determining how they would benefit the company.

The majority of the top companies search for employees who stand out based on their expertise, ability to give new developments, and pleasing personalities that would enhance the organization.

Skills are grouped into knowledge-based, transferable, and personal traits.

1) Knowledge-based skills are those learned from experiences. These may include educational attainment, additional training, seminars attended, and other practices that you have studied to enhance your expertise.

Knowledge-based skills include computer and communication skills, marketing or managerial knowledge, product development, and many more. These skills vary depending on the field of industry of each job candidate.

2) Transferable or portable skills are those you bring to a specific job. This is the reason why interviewers ask, “What could you offer the company?” Transferable skills are important because companies strive to look for quality employees that would improve the development of the workforce.

Portable skills include problem-solving, team leader potential, organization, writing and communication skills, customer service oriented, time and project management, and good with numbers and budget. This kind of skill varies depending on the experience and versatility of each job candidate.

3) Personal traits determine who you are. One of the most common things an employer says in a job interview is, “Tell me something about yourself.” Your response is vital because it would set the tone for the rest of the interview.

Personal traits include good judgment, being well organized, analytical, goal-oriented, flexible, creative, and many more. Try to sell yourself in as modest as possible within a limited time.

* Self-assessment. To provide an impressive presentation, examine your resume and list all the skills you have used for each past job experience. Make a comprehensive list of your skills and strengths, including personal traits, knowledge-based, and transferable skills. This would be the basis for your personal commercial.

* Once you have completed your script, you are now ready to face the interviewer. Remember that employers are interested in your accomplishments. Use words that are concise, direct, and clear.

Although many companies require a unique set of skills, you should still highlight your technical skills in the interview. Top companies usually seek these skills include leadership, communication, confidence, flexibility, problem-solving, and energy.

Emphasizing all of your strengths and skills in job interviews would increase your chances of landing the desired job.

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Published by cafeboss2503

I am a Retail manager with over 30 years of experience and stories. I started as a shift manager and worked my way up to Regional Management positions. I also enjoy a good cup of Coffee.

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