WHAT DO EMPLOYERS WANT? They are looking for individuals who:

*Are teachable and know how to learn.

*Can read, write well and perform basic arithmetic.

*Can listen well and have strong oral communication skills.

*Can think creatively and critically and can solve problems.

*Have personal management skills including self-esteem, goal
setting and motivation, and personal and career development
skills.

*Can demonstrate responsibility, dedication and understand what
it means to be a good employee to be a good employee.

*Have group effectiveness skills including interpersonal skills,
negotiation skills and teamwork skills.

*Are comfortable with people from different cultures and
backgrounds, and perhaps speak a foreign language.

*Have organizational effectiveness and leadership skills.

*Can function on their own and take the initiative to get things
done and to be innovative, discovering new and better
ways to do things.

*These are basic ingredients of a good employee. How many
do you feel really competent in? Self-improvement in any of
these areas will give you an edge in a highly competitive job
market.