Are you on the market actively searching for a new position? In the midst of updating your resume and completing applications, it can be easy to focus your energy on your performance capabilities and employment experience. However, if you’re too focused on your technical abilities, you’ll forget about the importance of highlighting your soft skills throughout the job search. Here are three important soft skills to keep at the forefront as you connect with potential employers:
As employers are increasingly expected to maintain a remote or hybrid work model, candidates who demonstrate adaptability are most likely to succeed regardless of their work conditions. Discussing with employers your experience adapting to new work environments – including adjusting to changing workplace policies, practices, and procedures – will show you’re willing to shift gears and work within new parameters with little notice or supervision. From following newly implemented workplace models to providing training to incoming staff, there are many ways to show a history of proven adaptability in past work environments.
No matter your job or industry, an ability to provide top-line customer service is a coveted lifelong professional skill. As you seek a new job, employers will be closely evaluating your experience building strong relationships with clients or customers. Communicating a willingness to always engage in active listening and proactively address the questions or concerns of customers or clients will serve you well during interviews for a wide span of job and industry sectors, such as property management, accounting, retail, and administration, just to name a few.
In today’s ever-changing workforce, perhaps nothing is more important than resilience. Being able to overcome adversity and perform in the face of uncertainty in an unpredictable world speaks volumes of your character, grit, and competence as a professional. With many personal factors impacting employees’ ability to perform their jobs, being able to show employers you have what it takes to consistently show up and get your work done – regardless of what may be happening around you – is one of the most valued traits in high-achieving individuals.
Ready to land the job of your dreams? Promoting the soft skills above will not only help you stand out in the applicant pool, but make you a more marketable candidate among a broad spectrum of employment options.
At HH Staffing, we help candidates effectively market all their skills to secure meaningful employment. Our Florida-based recruiters specialize in staffing for a variety of industries, including property management, accounting, finance, administrative, and industrial sectors, among many others. If you’re ready to make your next career move, let us help you explore new employment opportunities across the U.S.!
Until Next Time,
Your Staffing Partner, Darrin Rohr- President, CEO, and Chief Servant
Current owner of HH Staffing and Former Chief HR Officer for several successful Multinational Fortune 500 Companies. Brings a fresh perspective from decades of experiences creating Great Workplace Cultures by building high-performance teams while leading and managing people from all different backgrounds. HH Staffing is headquartered in Sarasota, Florida, and is uniquely positioned to serve both local and national clients.