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Deals with openness to new ideas and concepts, to working independently or as part of a team, and to carrying out multiple tasks or projects.
Deals with your ability to design, plan, organize, and implement projects and tasks within an allotted timeframe. Also involves goal-setting.
Employers seek job-seekers who love what they do and will keep at it until they solve the problem and get the job done.
There's no question that all employers desire employees who will arrive to work every day — on time — and ready to work, and who will take responsibility for their actions.
Employers want employees who will have a strong devotion to the company — even at times when the company is not necessarily loyal to its employees.
The job-seekers who get hired and the employees who get promoted are the ones with drive and passion — and who demonstrate this enthusiasm through their words and actions.
Deals with acting in a responsible and fair manner in all your personal and work activities, which is seen as a sign of maturity and self-confidence; avoid being petty.
Employers probably respect personal integrity more than any other value, especially in light of the many recent corporate scandals.
Because so many jobs involve working in one or more work-groups, you must have the ability to work with others in a professional manner while attempting to achieve a common goal.
a piece of work, especially a specific task done as part of the routine of one's occupation or for an agreed price.
an occupation or profession, especially one requiring special training, followed as one's lifework.
Begin saving for retirement as soon as possible. The earlier you begin saving, the more time it has to "compound".
An Associate degree is an undergraduate academic degree awarded by colleges and universities upon completion of a course of study lasting two years. It is considered to be greater level of education than a high school diploma or GED but less than a Bachelor's degree.
Tuition and Fees
Tuition is a fee paid for instruction or teaching, usually for higher education, like college tuition, the cost of being a student.
A bachelor's degree (also baccalaureate, from Modern Latin baccalaureatus) is usually earned for an undergraduate course of study that normally requires three to five years of study (depending on institution and field of study).
Work experience is any experience that a person gains while working in a specific field or occupation, but the expression is widely used to mean a type of volunteer work that is commonly intended for young people — often students — to get a feel for professional working environments.
Self-Motivated/Ability to Work With Little or No Supervision
While teamwork is always mentioned as an important skill, so is the ability to work independently, with minimal supervision.
Work ethic is defined as a belief in laboring diligently. An example of someone with work ethic is a person who gets to work on time every day and always works long days to get the job done.
A degree given to students of a higher learning institution signifying required credits have been obtained in specific areas of study. There are several levels of college degrees ranging from an Associate's degree to a Doctoral degree.
(OJT) - Employee training at the place of work while he or she is doing the actual job. Usually a professional trainer (or sometimes an experienced employee) serves as the course instructor using hands-on training often supported by formal classroom training.
There is possibly no bigger issue in the workplace than diversity, and job-seekers must demonstrate a sensitivity and awareness to other people and cultures.
This work value includes the need for friendly co-workers, to be able to help others, and not be forced to go against your sense of right and wrong.
Steadfast pursuit to an aim, refusal to give up; continued effort.
This work value involves the need for a supportive company, be comfortable with management's style of supervision, and a competent, considerate, and fair management.
Involves the ability to find solutions to problems using your creativity, reasoning, and past experiences along with the available information and resources.
This work value refers to the need to have your pay comparable to others, and have job security and good working conditions. You also need to be busy all the time and have many different types of tasks on the job.
Almost all jobs now require some basic understanding of computer hardware and software, especially word processing, spreadsheets, and email.
Deals with your ability to assess a situation, seek multiple perspectives, gather more information if necessary, and identify key issues that need to be addressed.
The ability to relate to your co-workers, inspire others to participate, and mitigate conflict with coworkers is essential given the amount of time spent at work each day.
Flexibility/Adaptability/Managing Multiple Priorities
Deals with your ability to manage multiple assignments and tasks, set priorities, and adapt to changing conditions and work assignments.
This work value refers to the need to do tasks on your own and use creativity in the workplace. It also involves the need to get a job where you can make your own decisions.
This work value involves the need to use your individual abilities and have a feeling of accomplishment.
While there is some debate about whether leadership is something people are born with, these skills deal with your ability to take charge and manage your co-workers.
This work value involves the need to have the opportunity for advancement, obtain prestige, and have the potential for leadership.
an academic degree granted to individuals who have undergone study demonstrating a mastery or high-order overview of a specific field of study or area of professional practice. Approximately 2 years after your Bachelor's Degree (total of 6 years of college)
A reference is a person who is willing to talk to potential employers about your job skills, abilities, background, and general character—hopefully in a positive light. Potential employers usually contact references by phone or email.
The title "doctor" applies, technically, to anyone who has earned any doctoral degree. It originally meant a learned person, an expert in any field, and in that sense modern higher education has formalized the term. (See Reference 1.) A Phd., or doctor of philosophy, degree is one of a number of type of doctoral degrees; the difference between it and other doctorates concerns primarily the focus and methods of study. (8 or more years beyond high school)
Look at it this way: if you don't believe in yourself, in your unique mix of skills, education, and abilities, why should a prospective employer? Be confident in yourself and what you can offer employers.
Capable of rational conduct, trustworthy.
Willingness to Learn
No matter what your age, no matter how much experience you have, you should always be willing to learn a new skill or technique. Jobs are constantly changing and evolving, and you must show an openness to grow and learn with that change.
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