There are some fundamental skills that won’t just help you to chase a specific career – they could help you to gain access to all manner of jobs. These are known as transferable skills. It’s possible that you may already have some of these skills from previous jobs without even thinking of these as a "skill" to mention to your prospective employers. When switching jobs or just getting into the workforce, identifying such skills can be vital for helping to fight your cause and get the job you want.
When you were still a student you may have believed, like me, that if I just listen to the lecture and get good grades, then I will be successful in business. You may have also learned the hard way, much like me, that even if you get good grades and go to every class, you can still struggle in your professional life. You soon learn academic knowledge is not enough to succeed in business! You need to manage the unspoken rules of the workplace, manage your look, your communication style, and manage your overall sanity We talk through our top tips for rounding out the edges of your professional journey beyond the academic know-how.
Want a smile on your face every day when you go to work? Everyone needs help from time to time, and it’s amazing when someone reaches out to you to give their expertise or a helping hand. There’s also nothing better than helping someone and seeing your efforts go to good use. It gives an incredible feeling of joy and encourages you to do it more. Why not keep this amazing feeling going and take up a career in which you will be helping people every day? Imagine feeling content with your career because you help make people’s lives that little bit better - sounds amazing right? Check out these careers for people who like helping people - many of these require NO SPECIAL SKILLS so you could get out there now!
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M.E.L. is an attorney and small business entrepreneur whose mission is to help professionals conquer the workaday world with style and poise.
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