In terms of blogging, skills come down to the ability of being able to multi-task in an efficient manner, which could mean being able to write content, edit content, promote content, have good communication skills through email and other means, know social media, know PR and many other things, each skill can be developed individually, but put together can create for a very rewarding experience. Basically, the more skills you’ve got on your belt, the easier it gets to make more revenue, and in turn be noticed far more frequently.
The biggest mistake is to limit your skill-set only to what is necessary at any particular time in any particular situation, a blogger doesn’t just write; he does all the things above we looked at, all at once. That’s what makes blogging so rewarding, there are a lot of skills that go into maintaining a blog, and in the end — you can use those skills to help others, help them promote their content, etc,. etc,. Whereas learning how to manage a few invoices isn’t going to get you very far indeed.
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My example was blogging, but for this post we’re going to look at five skills that we can learn that will help us to become better oriented business persons, someone who is capable of doing his job, but perhaps become a contender for that manager position after all. I hope these inspire you to learn something new, and we’d be thrilled to hear your own stories of the skills that help you in daily life in the comment section at the end of this post.
Is everything. Especially online, especially during email conversations. It’s important to learn to understand the way that effective communication works, there is nothing more likeable than someone who knows how to communicate his ideas, desires and reports in an easy to digest manner. We all get those shady emails from shady companies, what’s really happening there is actually a lack of knowledge on how to use effective communication in order to come off as a polite and understanding person. It’s not just email either, the phone, instant messaging solutions, all those are potential mediums for communication, why risk losing leads because of lack of good communication?
This is where we come back to that initial idea that having those extra skills could lead you a better position at your current workplace. It’s true, and management is one of those skills that could help you do it. Even if you aren’t managing people directly, knowing management means that you know how to better manage your extra time, extra resources, and the work that you’ve got piled up. Be the one who stands out, it’s not a shameful thing to do.
It’s such a valuable skill that it will most certainly be noticed. Even though the word research sounds terryifing, it’s really not that bad. To know how to do proper research is a skill that can be applied to pretty much any jobs position. Marketing people research their campaigns and launches, Sales people constantly research the leads they’re acquiring, Technology experts are constantly looking for new ways of doing things. There is always big value in being able to do proper research.
Being a collaborative and engaging personality does not come easily to everyone. It’s true that it’s more difficult to practice this at home, out in the real world, so this is why it’s a great idea to practice it at work, the place you spend a lot of time at anyway. You can call it teamwork if you like, the idea is that you find it easy to work with people and don’t feel like you’ve to force your ideas on anyone, but instead you become part of the ideas as a whole. Teamwork is a highly rewarded skill in any industry, those without this skill usually end up wasting their times at the desk. Do you want to be that person?
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In yourself, of course. Being confident does not come naturally to everyone, but if we take into account the value of all these skills we have discussed so far, then confidence/reliance outweighs them all hands down. In some parts of your work, you might come off as naturally confident already, but some areas might need extra work and it can be extremely vital to the choices of your career as you climb up the ladder. Work on your confidence, no matter what.
Skills for Life
All of the above can be learned in a way that it is remembered for throughout our working and non-working lives, meaning that we will always be able to translate these skills in our day to day life situations, perhaps not giving us an advantage over life as a whole, but giving us more enjoyment, and less money to waste on hiring people who practice these skills for a living.