Must-Have Job Skills for 2017

In 2017, employees will need to show greater skills and results.

If you want to get ahead, basic competency won’t be enough.

To get a job or a promotion this year, practice these four crucial job skills

  • Communicate clearly. And in person!
    As office conversations increasingly occur online, learn to articulate your point of view. Make personal connections. Show your enthusiasm!
  • Create your personal brand!
    If you’re job hunting, make sure your online presence is clean and professional. HR executives check blogs, Twitter and major networking sites, and they’d better like what they see.
    If you’re employed, your personal brand should reflect well on your employer.
  • Be Flexible!
    Companies need to respond to change and their customers’ needs. So employees need to learn how to adapt and learn new skills.
  • Find new ways to increase productivity.
    Look for creative ways to help your organization. Volunteer for new projects. Be proactive!

It’s time to go above and beyond.

Be aware of how you present yourself in person and online. Prove your value to your company. Make 2017 your best year yet!