Importance of Skills in Professional Growth
A professional skill is a personality trait, or ability that improves your performance at work. Professional skills can help you in almost any position, industry, or work environment and positively influence your professional growth.
Acquiring skills is very important in every stage of life. For example, during primary, middle and high school, we learn to organize, plan different disciplines, and participate in volunteer activities that help to improve skills needed in the future. Employers focus on two categories of skills in their applicants: soft and hard skills. They will be an asset to acquire a good position in the work environment.
Hard skill denotes the individual’s competence and expertise in doing a specific task or series of tasks to fulfil a job. Soft skills are the abilities and behaviors that help an individual effectively deal with the events and challenges of everyday life.
According to the Carnegie Institute of Technology, “85% of your financial success comes from your personality and your ability to communicate, negotiate and lead. Surprisingly, only 15% comes from your technical knowledge.“
Lets Discuss 5 Skills that will help you amplify your Professional Growth
The situation at work and around the world is changing rapidly, and so is technology. What you learned a few years ago is absolute in the coming era, and it is important to be able to learn and improve our skills as per the need.
There is a constant struggle for talent. Providing employees with the tools and resources they need to reinvent and educate themselves. This helps to foster loyalty and can also create a clearer career path for individuals within the organization.
While it’s not just the job of the company to train its employees, but everyone working in the company needs to consciously strive to learn new skills and technologies related to a particular area.
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Studies show that companies with strong employee connections can increase employee productivity by 20 – 25%. Achieving maximum connectivity is one of the main goals of any communication medium. Connectivity folds higher platforms to facilitate sharing of ideas and conversations.
Communication in the workplace isn’t just about how well you work with others. It’s about building relationships, minimizing errors, and most importantly, working as productively as possible. Communication is the Top in demand Soft skills.
Listening, Friendliness, Open mindedness, Non-verbal communication, Empathy and Confidence are some of the important aspect of a good communication.
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3. Problem Solving
A person’s ability to successfully manage and find solutions for complex and unexpected situations is referred to as problem-solving.
Problem solvers are able to observe, judge, and act quickly when difficulties arise, which is unavoidable. Furthermore, they are not afraid of the unknown, which is extremely valuable for employers who rely on their employees to identify and solve problems.
Remember that the most important thing is to demonstrate your ability to think on your feet, stay calm in stressful situations, and contribute to the solution.
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Leadership skills are skills that you use when organizing others to achieve a common goal. Whether you’re in management or leading a project, these skills are needed to motivate others to complete different tasks, often on time.
Leadership qualities serve as the basis for professional growth for both managers and individual employees. Growing in any industry is a valuable skill, as employers of all sizes value people with leadership skills.
Some are born with leadership qualities, but these qualities and skills need to be developed, sharpened and channeled through effective training.
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Adaptability skills are qualities that enable you to adjust to changes in your environment. At work, being adaptable means being able to respond quickly to changing ideas, responsibilities, expectations, trends, strategies, and other processes.
Being adaptable and open to change is not always easy; it require a variety of combined skill sets like being aware of changes in your environment, developing a growth mindset, learn to acknowledge and accept change.
Skills are the foundation for growing you as a person and in your professional sphere too. People who consciously work on developing themselves and their skills have notice significantly more advanced in the professional life.
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Thanks for sharing!!
Build your network: Networking is crucial for professional growth. Attend industry events, join professional organizations, and connect with colleagues and mentors on social media.
Take calculated risks: Take on new challenges and projects that stretch your skills and comfort zone. Embrace failure as an opportunity to learn and grow.
Develop your soft skills: Soft skills, such as communication, teamwork, and leadership, are essential for professional growth. Seek out opportunities to develop these skills through training, coaching, and practice.
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Thanks, Hannah, for your wonderful comment. I certainly agree with you regarding networking. No matter in which field you work, networking is important in every sector, and soft skills go hand in hand. Well Said!