TOP 6 SOFT SKILLS REQUIRED IN OFFICES
"Take advantage of every opportunity to practice your communication skills so that when important occasions arise, you will have the gift, the style, the sharpness, the clarity, and the emotions to affect other people." – Quote by Jim Rohn, an entrepreneur
A well-rounded personality is a star and here we present some skills needed in the professional world which will ensure that you stand out in the crowd.
Time management - This is a vast sector and includes being punctual in all aspects of daily life such as reporting on time for work or meetings. Time is a valuable asset for all and we must respect it. Plus time management also includes managing work optimally and completing all tasks on time as per deadlines or ahead of them.
Communication skills – This entails an employee to be both a good listener as well as a speaker. To improve speaking skills, you could join courses or practice with others or in front of a mirror. Improve the tone, clarity, accent, diction, and decibel to get it right over the years with the practice.
Politeness – It never hurts or demeans you for being polite and respectful to all around you, be it in your personal or professional space. Be gentle in your tone and mannerisms. Your verbal and non-verbal language should convey the same whether addressing a CEO or an office assistant.
Team spirit- We all work in teams and at the times with many teams, therefore team spirit and camaraderie are a must to be hired, retained, and ultimately thrive in the tough job scenario. Think of yourself as a cog in the wheel and you will do well. Never have an attitude where you feel superior or cannot work in a team. It will work against you in the long run.
Attitude – Always come to the office or any employment setting with a positive attitude and infectious energy. Be a radiant personality who is ever smiling helpful, brimming with positivity, and smart. HR people are looking for such people who bring value addition to the company, attitude helps.
Grooming – Always be at your best. Comb your hair, brush your teeth, wear a deo, polish shoes, and wear office-appropriate clothes. Put your best foot forward especially if you are in client interaction departments. There is no excuse for being sloppy. Grooming will always carry anyone a long way, it is the essence of your personality and comes across during interviews and work sessions.
Work ethics – This means being loyal, committed, and dedicated to the work, your employer, and your team. No stealing supplies or backbiting about the company or indulging in underhanded activities such as corruption etc. Be a responsible and good employee.
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Here are some of the soft skills which everyone should have as professionals: Whether you are looking for a job, or already in one, these soft skills are a must. It's never too late to learn them and make them a part of your life. Self-help books and grooming centers are plenty to turn your personality around and make it shine like a red apple. Sign up for one now.
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