More and more, business owners value employees who are capable of performing multiple roles at once. It’s easy to see why; having one team member who is capable of performing a wide range of tasks can alleviate many logistical issues a business may face. But just what are the skills that matter most on the job market? Today, we’ll take a look at five profitable skills that all professionals can –– and should –– take the time to learn (or at the very least review). Check them out here:
Contrary to popular belief, writing ability is an objective skill. Professionals can sharpen their writing abilities by fixing common mistakes, including:
- Confusing syntax.
- Run-on sentences.
- Improper grammar.
- Word misidentification (E.G. “bear” vs “bare).
- Overuse of passive voice.
- Comma splices.
You don’t have to be the next Stephen King to author coherent emails, blog posts, or website page copy. Yet, being able to do so is a highly translatable skill that virtually all business owners covet.
Basic Web Maintenance
Perhaps you have the time, energy, and resources to learn how to build a website from scratch through complex coding techniques. If so, then great! If not, though, you can still pick up basic web maintenance knowledge by playing around with a platform like WordPress or Squarespace. Just knowing how to upload a photo to a website or add a tracking tag to a landing page can help you stand out from the competition.
No matter what line of work you pursue, all professionals should understand the fundamentals of budgeting, investing, and saving capital. Otherwise, they could find themselves in a precarious financial position sooner rather than later.
Do you have a camera on your phone? If so, you have the equipment that most businesses need to create video or image-based advertisements. Knowing how to shoot and execute basic videos can be a tremendous boon for entrepreneurs who are looking to make an impression on social media. Plus, original photographs tend to be more engaging than stock images.
All successful business leaders recognize that disorganization leads to waste and inefficiency. Therefore, it’s crucial for all employees to learn how to keep their desk organized and their work efficient. Great organizers also enjoy more free time and have more capacity to take on new projects around the office.
Not only should professionals use this list to better themselves, but business leaders should strive to educate their staff. Implementing training programs that follow adult learning theory can help your team pick up vital skills that will boost their productivity and your business as a whole. So keep this in mind moving forward.