When it comes to hiring, the Human Resource Department is keen on how you value yourself in terms of potential to be a part of their organization. There are many jobs available, but the competition is still fierce; you need to stand out!
Most candidates have earned degrees that are complimentary for the job they are applying for, but if you are looking for a way to put yourself in a new level from your competitors, you have to consider the skills that are required beyond your education and your credentials.

1. Communication Skills
In every profession you take, communications skills are crucial. Being articulate is the top skill that employers seek in their candidates. Effective solutions, innovative concepts, and new techniques may not bring about any changes when you cannot get your ideas into words to relay to your bosses, managers, and colleagues. Communication skills also include attentive listening, speaking fluently, and organized writing. Employers need people who can explain what others are saying and also arrange these thoughts, ideas, and concepts in a comprehensive manner. Even if you are working remotely and your connection to your company is through the computer, you still need efficient communications skills to interact with your colleagues, clients, and boss through chats, video calls, and emails.

2. Social Skills
Working in a business organization means that you will be working with people. Communication does not only mean relaying what you want to express through words, but through your actions as well. Most, if not all jobs require their candidates to have effective social skills to interact efficiently with their colleagues, clients, suppliers, and bosses. Working within teams needs competent social communications that can maximize productivity and resolve issues. Knowing when to engage in interactions that is either casual or professional with colleagues and clients is essential, Human Resources would want their employees to have good relationships with everyone.

3. Organization Skills
Being organized leads to being efficient and transparent. Organized documents, efficient schedule management, coordinating resources, and effective task designation. When you follow organization, it is easier for your boss to know and understand how you work. Being organized can mean from how well you arrange your desk and files, how you send reports at a certain period of time, and how often you have team meetings to update on everyone’s progress. Companies need workers who can stay focused on projects and remain organized until it is completed. One of the most important organization skill is to meet deadlines. Using time wisely makes all the difference between success and failure of your company.

4. Critical Thinking
Employers need people who can identify problems and solve them. Critical thinking helps in seeing beyond the information presented all the time. Analyzing allows you to think up of new angles on how to approach a problem. There may be better ways to solve this particular problem that hadn’t been tried previously. Problem solving helps us make decisions amidst challenges. Whether problems are big or small, you have to analyze it in different angles and solve problems as quickly as possible.

5. Motivation
Motivation skills are important when you are interacting with colleagues and clients. People do better when they love what they are doing. When you are motivated, you find it easier to get up during the morning and look forward your day in the office. The paycheck can motivate you, but employers do want to hire people that can contribute to their organization’s goals and success. Motivation can help you cope with stress and handle problems in the workplace well.

Nick Truyol
Sabio Systems
Staffing New Mexico and Beyond Since 2006!