"Top 10" Skills Desired By Hiring Managers, Part 2 - Leadership/Management Skills

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6. Leadership/Management Skills. Every employer desires someone who has the proven ability to be a leader. The primary skills in this area deal with your ability to take charge and manage your co-workers, meet goals and adhere to high standards.

Sample bullet point describing this skill:

• Goal-driven leader who maintains a productive climate and confidently motivates, mobilizes, and coaches employees to meet high performance standards.

The best way to enhance your skill in this area is obviously experience. Every new challenge, whether at work or in your personal life, provides you with the opportunity to enhance your leadership skills. But there are other ways in which you can enhance your skills in this area. I have found that by reading about great leaders, be it in politics, business or another area, you can identify their attributes and emulate them in your own life.

You also need to be able to communicate the experiences that you have had in the areas of leadership and management in a meaningful way. Make sure that you outline in great detail your “top 3 to 5” leadership/management success stories. Make sure that you are “connecting the dots” for the hiring manager so that they know you can hit the ground running as a leader in the organization.