Plan to Invest in yourself through
When you make a plan to invest in yourself through personal development, then you are making a plan to invest in yourself. As you develop new abilities and skills you will carry with you on the job. Personal development can be a lifelong process as you work to expand your capabilities, capacities in ways that will impact your job both directly and indirectly.
Here are some basic skills you will need on the job. If you find that you are weak in one of these areas, step back and evaluate how you can more fully develop or practice that skill. The more you do it, the easier it will become.
Core Workplace Skills
- Time management
- Computer skills
- Good communication
- Hard work
- Focus on your work
- Completing high quality Work
- Basic Reading
- Basic Math
- Working with a team
- Meeting deadlines
- Learning new things
- Accepting feedback
- Positive Attitude
As you can see, these are all skills you need in any type of job and in any workplace. Strengthen these “core” skills and you will strengthen your ability to do well on the job. In addition to the core skills, there are additional preferred skills. See if you can strengthen these preferred skills as well.
Preferred Workplace Skills
- Critical thinking and analysis
- Planning and multi-tasking
- Goal setting
- Motivating others
- Computer programs used for your job and in your industry
- Conflict Resolution
- Problem Solving
When you are able to strengthen these preferred skills, then you make yourself increasingly valuable to your employer. You put yourself in a position for a promotion or raise to a leadership position within your organization. You strengthen your ability to move along the career path.
For more reading about workplace skills follow the links below.
- The 21st Century Workplace: Skills for success part 2
- The Skills and Abilities for the 21st Century: A workforce readiness initiative
- The 9 Essential Skills
- 17 Essential Workplace Skills
- 10 Job Skills Every Employer Wants
- Workplace Skills you need most
- Soft Skills to pay the Bills – Mastering Soft Skills for Workplace Success
As you take the time to continue to invest in yourself through personal development you will find out how easy it is to move up the corporate ladder. Don’t forget to take a moment to pat yourself on the back for a job well done!