You hear people say 'In today's times, there is a job for everyone!' But is it really this easy to get a job? Ask someone who has given 10 interviews and is still unemployed. He will tell you how difficult it is to land up your dream job. There is no doubt that unemployment has reduced considerably over the past decade or so. But we tend to be carried away by the definition of unemployment. A person working at a job for which he is overqualified is also a kind of unemployment.
Getting a job this is adjacent to your skills and qualification is a matter of talent, opportunity and luck coming together. While you can't control luck, you can surely ensure that as soon as the opportunity knocks on your doors, you grab it with both hands. So here is what you must possess in order to grab that much awaited job "“
Communication and soft skills are the buzz words in today's industrial scene. If you are a good communicator, you are already half way through! Also, being a good communicator is as much about your listening skills as it is about your writing or speaking skills! Make sure you work on this aspect to stand apart from the crowd.
You must do a thorough research about the field you are planning to enter. Companies always prefer hiring learned candidates who do their homework by understanding the industry beforehand instead of waiting to enter the company and then learning.
The company may not be recruiting you for a top managerial post, but the company always desires some leadership qualities in every person it hires. Leadership is a set of skills that have become imperative in today's work scenario. Some of these include taking the ownership of the work, punctuality, taking responsibility of the task at hand and reliability.
'No one is busy! It is all about priorities'
Right from the lowest to the highest level of the organization, everyone faces a time crunch! No one has spare time today. In such a scenario, your ability to manage your time and the tasks at hand set your apart from your counterparts. Setting your priorities to suit your daily routine and aspirations would decide your future. Organizations always look to hire professionals who prioritize their work over the other time consuming tasks. Quoting past incidences when you prioritized your work can surely gain you some brownie points.
- Ability to work under pressure
Today's work culture is synonymous to a pressure cooker! If you are looking for an easy going job with no deadlines or targets, you have probably taken birth in the wrong century. In the times of cut throat competition, the companies are hunting for professionals having the capability of producing the goods when put under pressure.
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