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5 Important Career Skills for 2019

A New Year is always a good time to set some goals for the year ahead. Often included in our New Year’s goals relate to our work and career. Perhaps it could be to get a new job or to be promoted. To do successfully achieve either of these goals it is important that you have the relevant skills that are in demand for 2019.

With the evolving world of technology higher skills are in demand to ensure that you are an asset for your current or potential employer. It is important to constantly be learning and always stay up to date with the current trends in the workplace.

This New Year we look at some key skills that are important to have or to learn to be the best that you can be in your career.

1. Time Management

Time management is a valuable skill for both you and your employer. The ability to organise your day and manage your time will help maximise productivity. This means that you will achieve better results by being able to complete your tasks for each day.

Always plan what you want to do the night before. Write down or email yourself a list what you need to do so that when you get into work your list is planned out and ready to follow. This will also help you stay motivated and give you a good working structure.

2. Learn & Adapt to Change

New technology means that there are more options for companies to use. This could mean new software that employees must learn to adapt to. If you are able to adjust to these new changes then you will be a great asset to your employer.

The key to adapting to change is to always think positively. You may find something difficult to learn to begin with but over time it is something that you will get used to.

3. Teamwork

Working together as a team can often bring out some of the best work. It is only natural that everyone has different skills, some may be good with numbers and some may be better at presentation but using these together can create a stronger outcome.

If you there is something that you cannot complete on your own then work together with a colleague to complete the task quicker.

4. Thinking Outside of the Box

Creative people can help think of new ideas for a company. Sometimes this can be the best way to way to stay ahead in the industry by thinking of something new before anyone else.

If you do not already have a creative mind then perhaps think of how something can be done differently, try brainstorming to get some ideas on a page to share with the rest of the team.

5. Confidence

Having a good amount of confidence can help you succeed in the workplace. Confidence can help you get to the next step in your career by the way of a promotion or getting the job you really want.

To gain confidence in life try and have some courage each day to build up your confidence. Don’t shy away from how you feel or something you want to say. Speak out and eventually you’ll of gained the confidence you need to succeed.