This morning, I read an article titled “The Most Promising Jobs of 2019.’ LinkedIn publishes this annual survey and ranks what they feel will be the hottest jobs of the year.
What caught my eye was the top five list of soft skills required for these positions.
- Time Management
These are critical skills in every occupation. Those who have mastered these are usually the employees who are advancing in a company. These soft skills can be shown on a resume, a cover letter, and in a face-to-face interview.
The best way to present your success with these soft skills is NOT to tell a future employer. To say on a Resume; I am a Creative, Persuasive, Collaborative, Adaptive [insert your job title here] who excels at Time Management is not memorable. But to show examples of how you exhibit each of these soft skills can get a hiring manager’s attention.
The best way to do that is to use STARs. Present a Situation you faced, share the Action you took to solve the problem, and most importantly, share the Results. (Read my Christmas Eve Story to learn more about STARs.) You can include these on your resume, your cover letter, and share them in person. They are an easy, effective way to showcase your skills. You are not telling, you are showing. These will make you memorable and increase greatly your chances of landing the job.
Read the original article, LinkedIn’s Most Promising Jobs of 2019. You may find one of these hot position’s is perfect for you. You may also find in this blog post, a new way to present your skills that will get you in your new hire orientation sooner.
Are you applying for one of these hot jobs? Already have one? Post your thoughts.