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Do You Have the Must-Have 2013 Job Skills?

There are a number of "must have skills" lists available online, and none are exhaustive. Still, it's nice to be reminded of a few important skills every now and again. The day after Thanksgiving, when our brains are in turkey-recovery mode, seems to be an appropriate day to highlight four of these skills, as noted by the Wall Street Journal. They are:

  1. Clear Communication
  2. Personal Branding
  3. Flexibility
  4. Productivity Improvement

We're very much in favor of good, strong, personal branding and clear communication is an essential ingredient of a successful personal brand. Flexibility (we think this should be adaptability) is always a plus for an employee. Employers like employees who can adapt to changing times, and employees who can adapt not only stay at the company longer, but position themselves for promotions when the time comes. Finally, we thought it was nice to see productivity improvement on the list. Why? There's little to be gained from avoiding the "we must do more with less" side of a tough business/employment environment, so why not tackle the problem head-on and position yourself as a valuable employee because you are increasingly productive?

We suggest that you visit the WSJ and read the whole article; their take on the value of these skills is also worth reading.

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