"Top 10" Skills Desired By Hiring Managers, Part 1 - Interpersonal Abilities

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"Top 10" Skills Desired By Hiring Managers, Part 1
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5. Interpersonal Abilities. This one is very similar to your ability to communicate, but is specific to the ability to relate to your co-workers, inspire others to participate, and mitigate conflict with co-workers. With the amount of time that we spend “at work” each day these are essential attributes.

Sample bullet point describing this skill:

• Proven relationship-builder with unsurpassed interpersonal skills.

Like the other skill sets listed here, this one is probably the most difficult to quantify. But quantify it you must. My suggestion is to make sure that at least a couple of your bullet points include information regarding collaboration with co-workers, group participation/facilitation and leading of teams and/or initiatives in previous working environments.

Here is another opportunity for you to read and study. There are literally thousands of books and articles about interpersonal communication. Do whatever you can to increase your EQ (emotional intelligence) as well as your IQ (intelligence quotient). Doing so will only increase your employability.

So there you have it…the first 5 skills desired by hiring managers.



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