By Pipper Holmes
For many of us, our high school career is coming to an end soon and we want a good job that pays well. No matter if you go to college or straight into the work force you will need to learn how perform your job, a.k.a. the hard skills. However, many people lack the basic soft skills that will land them the interview and or help them to succeed well in their job. The top basic employability soft skills that people must have are communication, self-management, timeliness, and great decision making and problem solving skills. These skills are easy to work on if you willing to learn and care about being successful.
The first step to improve these skills are to start keeping track of your skills and take some good honest criticism from people you know and trust. You must really understand what they are saying and even though at times it may sound harsh or hurtful, they have your best interest in mind. The only way to improve any skills are to know which one or ones you are doing poorly. Then, take some time and see how you can improve your skills and change. That is often the hardest part. Of course, you may struggle, but just like anything you else you do, practice will make perfect. The earlier you identify these struggles, the earlier you will be able to make yourself more marketable. The more marketable you are the better chance you have to get that job or that promotion.