Below are some of the top skills employers seek in candidates and strategies on how you can develop them to gain a competitive advantage. Whether you are interning, working remotely, taking a course, or volunteering in your neighborhood, here are some ways to build your skills this summer. Review and assess your current skills, choose what to develop, and follow the strategies below for some ideas.
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Articulate ideas clearly and effectively, verbally and in writing.
Identify your values, interests, skills, strengths, and growth areas.
Inform future decisions by reflecting on past experiences.
Build professional connections and share industry information for mutual benefit.
Build strategic partnerships and work together towards common goals.
Develop a positive reputation by demonstrating competence, respect, and integrity in the workplace.
Expand knowledge of career options, what’s required to both secure and be successful in potential jobs.
Learn and apply the necessary steps to secure professional opportunities.
Value diversity and apply cultural awareness across relationships and environments.
Leverage strengths, experiences, and relationships to stay motivated and persist through setbacks.
Work with others to set direction, create alignment, build commitment and achieve positive results.