The core of any company, the people counted on to rise to the occasion, have similar soft skills and often different hard skills. The company does not need everyone to have the exact same skill set. If everyone only had one set of skills, only one aspect of the job would be accomplished.
The soft skills for the entire core team are the same. The skills are loyalty and the ability to work as a team, care for the company’s output and reputation, and find alternate ways to get the job done correctly.
The hard skills of the core team are varied. Those skills include purchasing needed parts, shipping completed products, manufacturing, packaging, customer relations, and an ability to find needed resources.
It is very hard for you the be the best at everything. Work well with others, share your talents, and be positive. It’s better for your ability to fit into a situation and sought out than not to be looked on as reliable.
What are your core skills?
Author: Mike Balof
A retired Air Force Master Sergeant, Mike used to lay in bed at night and worry about what would happen if his plant closed or found himself without a job. One day his plant closed. Rather than panic and hysteria (OK, maybe a little) Mike found himself carried away on the adventure of his life. Mike started with the best job he ever had working at Home Depot. He spent 8 years working with job seekers at a local workforce center, helping them to find employment. He then started his own company developing courses, writing books and urging others to follow their own paths into the future.
Mike holds a Master of Arts in Adult Education and Training and a Bachelor of Business Management, earned through the University of Phoenix and an AAS degree in Electronics Systems Technology from the Community College of the Air Force. Mike is a member of the Delta Mu Delta Business Honor Society.
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