Tag: skills

Top 10 Leadership Skills: Definitions and Examples

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Written by the WikiJob Team For anyone looking to progress to a management position or show their effectiveness when faced with authority, leadership skills are a must. From guidance as to what skills good leadership requires and why it matters, to the top 10 leadership interview questions that you’re likely to encounter, we have you covered. What Are Leadership Skills? …

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5 Essential Skills For Running Your Own Business – Reading University

Alex Grace is the Managing Director of Banana Moon, a Leeds-based personalised clothing company. Running your own business is not an easy task, especially in today’s climate. Whilst external factors can have a huge impact on a business’ success, it also takes a certain set of skills to be able to navigate the, sometimes tricky, …

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Top soft skills that employers look for in job candidates

It’s not uncommon for recruiters to encounter applicants who have all of the technical competencies required for the job–and then turn them down. This is because recruiters also look at an applicant’s soft skills. Compared to hard or technical skills, soft skills are more intangible and difficult to objectively measure. These can include personal qualities, …

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Listening is seriously underrated

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DAY OF LISTENING – ACTIVE LISTENING AVAILABLE AS A PODCAST   Podcast Transcript: Today is listening day. What, I hear you ask? Yes, listening day. The day where we reflect on how important a role listening has to play in our lives. Imagine not being able to listen, lectures would be completely pointless, chatting with …

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Be confident: find skills you didn’t know you had

Do you want to come across confidently? Ever been in a situation where you have left feeling like it could have gone better? Would you like to know the secret of making a positive impact? This workshop will help you reflect on your past experiences (e.g. degree, work experience, internships, placements etc.) in order to …

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