Power your Job Application: Top Job Skills Employers Look for in a Job Seeker

top-job-skills-employers-look-forDifferent careers in Singapore require different skills and expertise. Technical skills will always vary depending on which area of the workforce you are interested in joining. More than just honing your technical skills though, recruitment and hiring managers will always be on the lookout for universal job skills. Here are some of top job skills employers would like YOU to have:


There is more to using your computer than just logging in to Facebook. In a time where technology is constantly evolving, it is important for job seekers to keep up with the latest technological advancements. Almost every industry uses the computer or a similar gadget to run their business.

Improve your tech expertise by enrolling in short courses or by reading about up-and-coming trends from the internet. Participate in online forums or attend training sessions and seminars related to learning about new and emerging technologies. Your chances of getting a job offer will get better if you have a good grasp of how you can use different technologies to get the job done.

Communication Skills

The ability to express your thoughts and ideas through words is a valuable job skill in any industry. Knowing how to verbalize what you want, what you need, and what you wish to achieve will give you a leg up in the job market.

Reading is one of the best ways to improve your communication skills. The internet literally has millions of articles you can use to help develop this skill. You can also head over to your local library to read books for free. Combine this with constant practice and you will be able to fine-tune your communication skills to perfection.

Skills In Customer Service or Public Relations

Retail, hospitality, and manufacturing businesses all need people with excellent skills in customer service and public relations. Client relationship and customer satisfaction are the lifeblood of any business. If you can engage clients in a conversation and provide excellent customer service to customers, you will be more valuable to potential employers.

Customer service and PR skills go hand in hand. Develop these skills by growing your personal network and honing your listening skills. If you “listen” rather than just “hear” what the customer is saying, you will be able to address their concerns properly and respond to them appropriately.

Leadership and Adaptability

Having a “take-charge” attitude is a plus for any employers. Combine it with being adaptable and you have the perfect combination. True, these two are more attitude than skills but they are both something you can hone through training.

Leadership and adaptability work well together as they fuel your desire to hone your existing job skills. There is nothing more attractive to employers than someone who’s always looking for opportunities to prove his worth to the company.

The job market is all about being the best. Make your job application more attractive to potential employers by possessing the job skills they look for in an applicant. Power your job search efforts and work on developing these skills and you will have an easier time getting the job you want in any industry you choose.

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