Job Seeking Post COVID-19 – part 1: Skills You Need to Have and Improve

After COVID-19 Pandemic, how can you seek for a proper job? In this series “Job Seeking Post COVID-19”, Seed will guide you – the job seekers – through the way to enrich your knowledge, improve your skills and help you achieve your ultimate goal: to get a job your desired industry.

In part 1, we’ll look at how to develop two most trendy types of skills in this digital era: TECHNICAL SKILLS & INTERPERSONAL SKILLS

Technical Skills

Technical skills are the abilities and knowledge required to use tools and complete physical/digital tasks with productivity. These are practical skills which often relate to mechanic, information technology, maths, and include knowledge of programming languages, mechanical equipment, or tools.

Why do you need Technical Skills?

There are more and more industries rely on employees who can master applying proper technology or utilising different tools, programs and software. You will be more valuable and competitive as a job seeker/candidate with technical skills. For example, the phrase “experienced in social media” in your resume is no longer enough to impress the recruiter/employer. However, if you can explain your experience with certain media platforms (LinkedIn, Vimeo, Hootsuite), or software (Adobe) and quantify your results, you will be able to stand out from the competition.

Interpersonal Skills

Interpersonal skills are the skills we use every day when we communicate and interact with other people, both individually and in groups. They include a wide range of skills: communication skills (listening and effective speaking), negotiation, problem-solving, team-work skills… They also include the ability to control and manage your emotions.

Why do you need Interpersonal Skills?

In the hourly/daily basis (or more often), we have to communicate with and interact with other people. Good interpersonal skills helps smoothen these interactions, allow us to build strong-bonded and longer-lasting relationships. It is no exaggeration to say that interpersonal skills are the foundation for success in life. People with strong interpersonal skills tend to be able to work well with other people, including in teams or groups, formally and informally.

Source: thebalancecareers, skillsyouneed, indeed, investopedia

Keep in mind that excellent skills allowing you to get a job. And Seed is here to connect you – a wonderful candidate with all Australian companies in just one step.