Vital skills every professional needs to have now

Essential skills you’ll need for career success

Fakhra Khalid

Generally, skill is referred to the ability, aptitude and capacity to perform a task with excellent outcomes in a given period of time. In simple words to accomplish the tasks successfully everyone must have knowledge, ability and competency of the specific area. Skills are developed through life and work experiences and they can also be learned through study. There are different types of skills, here we talk about some professional skills which the fresh graduated and newly appointed employee needs to be success.  Newly graduate try to find out how to get a leg up in his/her career, or a mid-career professional looking to secure their next promotion, they must be knowing the most important professional skills.

Learnability Skills.

Learning skill perhaps the most important 21st-century skill everyone will need to succeed. As Alvin Toffler said, “The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn”. In our universe where new skills emerge as fast as others fade, success is less because we only rely on what we already know and don’t adopt newly emerge skills, so we must learn and use new information and skills to respond to whatever is happening.

Resilience (flexibility) Skills.

Hardships and failures are a part of life, but deals these barriers with courage is real success. Resilience is the ability to bounce back in the face of obstacles and failures. When you are resilient, you don’t focus on the ups and downs. Instead, you should stay focused on your long-term goals, and you never lose confidence in your ability to prevail. By helping you to face the challenges and difficulties, resilience also enables you to handle stress more positively.

Creativity Skills.

Creativity is a crucial skill we all essential need this because, in our fast-changing times, companies value only those employees who can look beyond the present and imagine future possibilities for their company’s success. Creative workers are the ones who ask why, how, when and where? They asked curious questions, in this way they generate new ideas and put the solutions.

IT Skills.

Today we live in a technological world. Technology is rapidly change day by day at an unprecedented pace, so even beyond the technology skills everyone needs to expert of their profession, keeping update with new technological knowledge is very important because this will help you to manage your career, differentiate yourself in the job place, brand yourself, and build the critical and effective relationships that you need to be successful.

Communication Skills.

Communicative abilities can be classified as receptive and productive skills. Extend your career is not only based on what you do, actually it is also based on one’s effective communication skills. You will have to use strong verbal and non-verbal communication skills so you can sell and share your ideas, products, or services with others. When you need to explain your plan for a promotion, make an effective presentation and present it in front of yours’ companions. You need to be able to communicate well and convey strong, persuasive ideas.

Some other skills

  • Agility
  • Collaboration
  • Empathy
  • Problem-Solving
  • Leadership
  • Negotiation