I believe there are many different skills that are required to be successful at work. Communication skills are by far one of the most mentioned skills required for most jobs. Being able to listen, write and speak effectively is extremely important in the workplace. Almost all jobs also require you to be computer literate. Basic understanding of using a computer, word processing, using the Internet, spreadsheets and email are very important. Flexibility and multitasking is also important because it shows your employer that you are able to handle multiple assignments and tasks. It also shows you can adapt to the needs of the business if needed in another position. In this essay, I will explain in greater detail why these skills are vital to your success in the workplace.
Communication is essential in making a workplace run as smoothly as possible. Listening in meetings, taking notes and verbally communicating is essential to success. Everyone has his or her own tasks, yet they are all working towards the same goal. Communication is key when you try to work together to reach that goal as soon as possible. Without it, coworkers cannot work well with each other because they may have no idea what the other person is doing and vice versa.
In business, computers are standard. In the bank they use computers to look up your account information. They use computers in the auto repair shop to fix your car. Doctor’s offices use computers to store your records. The point is no matter where you find a job, there is a good chance a computer will be a basic tool you will have to use. Being computer literate does not mean you need to know how to build one or manage its internal components. You just need to know some basics such as how word processing, spreadsheets, using the Internet and email.
One important component towards preparing for success is flexibility. Flexibility is being able to adjust and being able to participate into activities without warning....