"Top 10" Skills Desired By Hiring Managers, Part 2 - Problem-Solving

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"Top 10" Skills Desired By Hiring Managers, Part 2
Leadership/Management Skills
Multicultural Sensitivity
Planning/Organizing
Problem-Solving
Teamwork
Final Thoughts
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9. Problem-Solving/Reasoning/Creativity. Our work lives are full of problems. Everyday we are faced with both internal and external issues that affect business. Employers know this and want to hire people that can solve these problems. This area specifically focuses on your ability to find solutions to problems using your creativity, reasoning, and past experiences along with the available information and resources.

Sample bullet point describing this skill:

• Innovative problem-solver who can generate workable solutions and resolve complaints.

Again, this area is one that is difficult to “practice” because it deals with your years of experience. However, one of the best ways that you can improve your abilities in the area is to read about leaders who have solved problems in their own business. For example, the Harvard Business Review has literally thousands of articles of how individuals and companies have creatively solved problems. By studying their experiences, you have the opportunity to expand your knowledge in this area.