Skills To Get Ahead of the Competition In a Job Search

By July 19, 2013 No Comments

The job market today is extremely competitive. So just going in and making a great impression at an interview might not be enough to get you the job. You have to have something that will set you apart and ahead of your competition. One of the best ways to do that is to have specialized skill sets.

Having the right training or background will make or break your ability to get a particular job. Let’s look at some of the most sought after skill sets in today’s job market. If you have any of these, you should be using them to sell yourself to potential employers.


1. Project Management

Every company in the world needs project managers to take their ideas out of the realm of creativity and make them into reality. It is very difficult to find reliable employees who can do that job right. You might want to look into project management if you are creative, good at being a team leader and enjoy being in charge of important undertakings. Project management is an exciting and challenging position that also pays well and will come with good job security.


2. Sales

Even if you aren’t going after a sales position, having a background in sales can give you a major advantage when marketing yourself to potential employers. Every company needs a strong sales team that will be able to effectively sell its products and services. You might want to think about working on this skill set, especially if you are good with people or are skilled at communication. A sales position can offer excitement and a lot of earning potential for people who are go-getters.


3. IT Skills

Today the world runs on computers and advanced technological systems. The ability to properly implement, maintain and troubleshoot these systems is not exactly common knowledge though. Therefore, having any sort of background or training in IT to offer gives you a great skill. Every company is looking to add people with that skill set to their staff. IT offers you the chance to work in any industry you like while giving you the chance to put your skills to work because every company needs a good IT person.


4. Software and Web Development

Every company is looking for someone who can help it develop everything from mobile applications to sales websites as our world becomes more technologically advanced seemingly every second of the day. Software development is a skill set that will allow you to go really far today. If you are tech-savvy and enjoy working with web technology and computers then you should be able to use that skill to easily find a job.

Published by Conselium Executive Search, the global leader in compliance search.  

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