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Understanding Your Skills In Life To Land A Better Job

If you are looking to get a high paying job that you love and don’t get bored with, then it is going to be critical that you have a clear understanding of the types of skills you have. In other words, you need to be honest with yourself about your strengths and weaknesses.

In today’s world, the wider the range of skills we have, the better it is for us in terms of our career and our social and home lives. It is important for us to be aware of and acknowledge our skills. Some of us may not know how many valuable skills we have or how to describe the skills we know we have.

Here are some questions you need to ask yourself:

  • Are you someone who has some skill only for routine work? 
  • Do you have average skills to perform most jobs satisfactorily? 
  • Are you well skilled and can perform jobs very efficiently?
  • Are you highly skilled and can work with exceptional ability and efficiency?
  • What skills do you want to further your career and improve your social and home life?

If you are not sure about the answers to these questions, then it is highly advisable you seek the counsel of a life coach. These are people who are specifically trained in helping their clients understand what they need to work on about themselves so that they can improve their chances in life.

You can learn more about how to find a coach from the Coaching Institute.

Which of the following skills are you keen to develop?

  1. Superior people skills (knowing that you can deal effectively with anyone)
  2. Communication skills (so that you can communicate confidently and effectively)
  3. Speaking skills (so that you can speak with confidence in a way that inspires and motivates people)
  4. Listening skills (so that you can improve your productivity as well as your ability to influence and persuade)
  5. Leadership skills (so that you can be versatile in your choices of styles to fit the needs of a particular situation)
  6. Technical skills (do you need to get better at your craft?)
  7. Interviewing skills (do you know how to convert your job interview?)
  8. Management skill (do you need to improve on how you manage others?)
  9. Project management skills (are you able to keep things organized well?)
  10. Self-management skills (do you know how to manage your self effectively?)
  11. Time management skills (are you mostly on time and never late?)
  12. Marketing skills (do you need to work on how to generate leads and sales?)

Perhaps you have other skills you want to develop. If so, what are they? You will need to do a form of self assessment to better understand what it is you need to improve about yourself. While you can take an assessment yourself, its probably best to get a professional to help you. Life coaches are good at doing these and you should probably seek their guidance in this arena.

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