There’s one particular skill you should highlight on your resume. | iStock/Getty Images
This 1 Skill You Need to Ask for Any Salary and Get It
If you’re lookingِ forِ a job, orِ simply re-evaluating yourِ current career trajectory, havingِ a coherent andِ clear strategy isِ essential.
That canِ include a number ofِ things — gettingِ the perfect resume put together, knowing theِ rightِ people, andِ even havingِ atِ least someِ grasp asِ to whatِ industries areِ growing orِ shrinking, orِ what cities andِ states areِ seeing theِ mostِ economic growth.
But moreِ than anything, you’ll wantِ toِ haveِ a solid set ofِ skills andِ competencies thatِ will win overِ hiring managers, andِ show businesses thatِ you canِ andِ will beِ anِ asset toِ theirِ growth andِ long-term strategy.
Businesses want employees with social skills. So what does that mean?
A ‘human touch’
Many jobs require high social skills. | NBC
This isِ the conclusion ofِ a slew ofِ newِ research intoِ labor economics.
The New York Times’ Upshot recentlyِ didِ a story covering theِ phenomenon, whichِ included diving intoِ a newِ study from David Deming, associate professor ofِ education andِ economics atِ Harvard University.
Deming’s paper, The Growing Importance ofِ Social Skills inِ the Labor Market, saysِ that social skills andِ anِ ability toِ bring a “human touch” toِ theِ workplace isِ becomingِ more important asِ automation andِ technology render manyِ positions obsolete.
People will balance automation
As weِ know, automation isِ rapidly encroaching onِ manyِ industries.
Over theِ nextِ fewِ decades, theِ economy isِ goingِ to beِ going throughِ someِ drastic changesِ asِ a good deal ofِ the labor needed across manyِ industries isِ taken outِ ofِ human hands, andِ put intoِ the hands ofِ robots andِ artificial intelligence.
That’s whatِ makesِ social skills soِ important.
Look in the mirror
And thoseِ networking andِ social skills areِ the onesِ we haveِ learned fromِ anِ early age.
As The New York Times puts it, “what youِ learned atِ preschool.” So, ifِ you wereِ moreِ apt toِ screw aroundِ during yourِ formative years, ratherِ than beِ a seriousِ student, thisِ mightِ beِ some good news.
You mayِ beِ a chatterbox atِ your job atِ the local Taco Bell drive-thru, butِ that doesn’t meanِ your position isn’t goingِ to beِ automated inِ the nearِ future.
Technology might be taking over, but we still need people bridging the gaps. | UberImages/iStock/Getty Images
What shouldn’t you include on your resume?
Buzzwords to leave off your resume
According toِ LinkedIn andِ writer Christopher Sandford, weِ rely onِ cheap buzzwords forِ four main reasons: Ease, association, appearances, and, perhapsِ mostِ unsurprisingly, becauseِ everybody elseِ doesِ it.
“While itِ may beِ convenient orِ seem smart toِ use buzzwords whenِ talking aboutِ ourselves, your professional achievements areِ better thanِ generic buzzwords,” theِ LinkedIn briefِ said.
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Here are three buzzwords you shouldn’t use on your resume:
If you’re still gossiping at work like you’re in grade school it’s time to improve your social skills. | MachineHeadz/iStock/Getty Images
To find outِ moreِ buzzwords toِ avoid onِ your resume soِ you makeِ itِ to theِ top ofِ the pile, check outِ the 10 mostِ useless buzzwords ofِ 2017., 7 ] .
Throw out overused resume buzzwords. | ragsac/iStock/Getty Images