skills employers are looking for in 2017

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Do you know what employers are looking for when hiring new team members in 2017? Skills. What are you able to bring to the table? We know that not everyone has a college education and that is not always needed, but what is always needed is a skill set. Skills are gained and sharpened over time, so don’t be down on yourself if you aren’t a pro at everything. Most skills can be learned with practice and experience! If you want to be great, it’s all up to you.

The 5 skills that employers are looking for in 2017:

  1. Time-Management Skills
  2. Great Communication Skills
  3. The Ability to Deal with High-Stress Situations
  4. The Ability to Work Well with Others
  5. Easily Adaptable to Change

Time-Management Skills

Time is money. That is why it is so important to employers that you know how to manage your time properly. That includes: being on time for work, using your time wisely throughout the day, and planning upcoming projects. Knowing how to properly manage your time will not only impress your boss, but it will help reduce stress levels because you are completing projects by the set deadline.


Great Communication Skills

The ability to communicate with others is key in any situation. You not only need to come off professional no matter how high-stress the situation is, but you need to be able to thoroughly express your reasoning why. Great communication skills aren’t limited to verbal, but also to written. Depending on your position you may be called on to write proposals, directions, etc.


The Ability to Deal with High-Stress Situations

No matter the job, every employee will deal with some type of stressful situation during their career, but it’s how they deal with it that makes all the difference. Knowing how to keep your cool while still getting the job done to the best of your ability will go a long way. Just take a deep breath and keep pushing through, closing time will come soon enough.


The Ability to Work Well with Others

It is important that you enjoy working alone, but it is crucial to any organization that you know how to work well with others. Depending on the job at hand, your boss may ask you to work with your team to complete projects. Its times like these that you will have to learn how to set your ego aside and listen to the ideas of your team.


Easily Adapt to Change

Are you flexible? It’s easy to get stuck in the day-to-day routine that we all go through, but there will be times that things change. Your boss may ask you to change the way you do things or have you learn a new software or technique to teach your team. Are you ready? Don’t get stuck in your ways because things will always change, so embrace the newness that comes along with it.


Now that you know what employers are looking for you are on your way to becoming a skilled employee and an asset to any team! To learn how Custom Staffing can elevate your career, contact us at 419-221-3097 or apply online.