What am I good at? –
It can be difficult to talk about what you’re good at, and situations like job interviews can make it worse!
We’ve put together a list of 25 valuable skills that anyone can have.
Knowing what skills you have can help you to:
- Sell yourself in a job interview
- Build confidence
- Create a “wall of wins“
- Answer skills questions in a job interview
- Decide what career path could be a good match for you
- Write an amazing CV
- Impress your colleagues/boss at work
Here are 25 valuable skills that anyone can have, for you to talk about in your next interview!
The best thing about it? These are transferable skills – so you can use them in any kind of situation!
Which of these skills are you the best at?
1. Teamwork 🤽♀️
Do you love being around other people? Do you love making new friends?
You might be great at teamwork –
Teamwork is everywhere – you can see teamwork in your everyday life, in all sorts of ways!
There are teams that play sports together.
There are people who work together in an office.
Even when you’re playing computer games with your friends, there’s teamwork involved!
Some people think teamwork is boring or too hard because they have to cooperate with other people who have different personalities or opinions than them.
This is why employers are soo desperate for people who can work successfully in a team!
2. Organisation 📆
Are you that person who is always on time for things?
Do you love planning things, and making “to do” lists?
You might have great organisation skills –
Organisation is useful for every day life and it can be applied to any part of your life!
It’s not just keeping your desk clean and tidy-
Being organised doesn’t just help you – it can actually help other people too. Being an organised person can make things really straightforward for other people, and make their lives easier because you’ve got great attention to detail.
3. Presenting 💃
Can you speak confidently in front of a group of people?
Do you love being in the spotlight?
You might have great presenting skills! –
The days of presenting from a printed paper are over.
No longer can you just stand in front of a group of people and read off your presentation. Even if you did, only about 20% of the people would remember what you said.
People have short attention spans nowadays and do not want to listen to someone reading off of a page.
If you’re a great presenter – confident, funny, engaging, and memorable – people will want to listen to you, which can benefit employers massively. This makes presenting skills really valuable to have!
4. Aiming high 🏔️
Are you the kind of person who always goes the extra mile?
Do you have big goals/dreams/ambitions?
Do you have a plan to reach those goals?
You might be great at aiming high.
In life, if we don’t aim high and try to go the extra mile, how will we know what our full capabilities are?
Have you ever tried something that terrified you at first, but then you did it and it turned out just fine? That is aiming high.
Aiming high is a great skill to have, because it helps you to achieve more!
5. Problem solving 🕵️♀️💭
Do you love puzzles and challenges?
Do you love helping other people?
Are you the person everyone runs to when they need help with a problem?
You might be great at problem solving!
Why is problem solving important? Because it improves our lives!
The world is full of problems, and very often the most successful people are the ones who are the best at solving them.
If you look at big businesses, they make a lot of money because they solve problems for people.
Businesses and workplaces are desperate to hire people who are brilliant at solving problems – because it will help them to solve problems for customers, and make money.
6. Communication 💬😎
Do you love talking to other people?
Do you feel comfortable talking to anyone and everyone?
You might be great at communication –
Communication skills are one of the most important tools in being successful at work.
Without them, relationships can be really difficult.
Being a good communicator can make you better at being:
- a team member
- a leader
- friends with others
- a family member
7. Creativity 🎨
Do you love coming up with new ideas?
Are you someone who “thinks outside of the box” and has a unique personality?
You might be great at being creative –
We live in a world where creativity is needed more than ever.
The world and businesses are constantly changing, and to be able to adapt to change, you need to be creative.
Many people claim they aren’t creative because they don’t like drawing or painting. -Creativity isn’t limited to drawing and painting!
Creativity can be seen in any activity; from cooking, coming up with new ideas, building things, playing sports, and problem solving.
8. Maths skills 👩🔬
Do you love numbers?
Do you love spreadsheets and logic?
In today’s society maths skills are SO valuable – they open the door to a lot of in-demand jobs, things like:
- software development,
- accounting, and finance.
Not only do maths skills offer great work opportunities – they can also help you manage your money!
9. Money management 💸
Money management skills have the potential to bring money into your pocket.
If you’re the kind of person who’s really good at:
- thinking before acting
- knowing where your money goes
- saving like crazy
- making money
then you’re in a great position to use those skills to benefit yourself and others.
If you master money management skills, you might be able to:
- Become more valuable to your employer
- Make money easily
- Avoid money problems
- Increase your chances of getting paid well
- Feel less stressed by avoiding money issues
10. Staying positive ☀️
There are soo many benefits to staying positive and seeing the good in every situation.
It is important to be able to find the silver lining when life throws you a curveball, because it can have a long-term impact on your mental health.
Being able to stay positive also makes you a great colleague, friend, and family member to be around.
Even if staying positive seems hard, there are ways that anybody can learn how to stay positive, even when faced with adversity.
11. Decision making 🤔
You may not realize it, but decision making is also a really valuable skill to have.
We make decisions all the time, sometimes even without thinking! – A decision can be as simple as deciding what colour shirt to put on in the morning, or as complex as whether you should quit your job and start a business.
All these decisions are part of an interconnected web of decision-making, that ultimately contributes to how you spend your time.
A lot of people struggle with decisions, taking a lot of of time to make them.
If you’re someone who makes decisions easily – you’ll waste less time trying to figure out what to do, and spend more time achieving goals!
No matter how big or small – decision-making skills will benefit you, and help you navigate through life more easily.
12. Leadership 👩💼
One of the most important skills is leadership.
Leadership is where one person influences others, encouraging them to work as a group.
Leadership comes in different forms – you don’t need a leadership title, such as manager or CEO, to have leadership skills.
Leaders can come from any position within an organization – even those who don’t manage others.
If you have leadership skills, you can:
- encourage people to work better together
- influence people to support your aims
- create teams to reach goals
13. Analysis 🧐
Analysis skills are where you can take information, interpret it, and decide what to do with it.
Having analysis skills gives us an ability to work faster, more efficiently, and to produce better results.
Whether it’s analysis of how much money you’re spending – or helping your boss to analyse a business deal – having analysis skills means you can take advantage of opportunities, and avoid pitfalls before they arise.
With analysis skills, you’re able to make great decisions, and adapt as the world changes around you.
14. Resilience (overcoming challenges easily) 🧗♀️
It is important to be able to overcome challenges, and be a “resilient person”.
In both work and home life, lots and lots of challenges will get thrown at you.
Facing lots of challenges can be really overwhelming, and impact how you feel.
Being a resilient person means that no matter what gets thrown at you – you won’t let it affect you, and are determined to overcome the challenge.
Resilient people are more likely to achieve goals, because they don’t let challenges and difficult situations get in their way!
16. Innovation (making creative ideas happen!) 💭👩🎨
Being innovative means that not only do you find and come up with great ideas, you make them happen.
People want to work with innovators because they’re:
- not afraid to try new things
- have the drive to make exciting change happen
- good at improving things
- fantastic at having lots of great ideas
17. Persuasion 😏
Whether it’s persuading an interviewer to give you a job, your boss to give you a pay rise, or convincing your mates to watch your favourite film tonight – persuasion skills are essential to getting what you want out of life.
If you can convince other people to work with you or help you, it can make it a lot easier to achieve your goals!
18. Negotiation 🤝
Whether it’s negotiating for a pay rise, selling your car to someone, or even asking for a donation from someone you know – having negotiation skills can help you get what you want.
Negotiation skills can also be really helpful in team work or other problem solving scenarios. – Struggling to reach an agreement in a team?
Using your negotiation skills can help you to smooth over problems and build stronger connections with the people you work with.
19. Reading 📖
Reading is such an important skill because it helps you to learn!
These days, a LOT of information is written down. If you can read quickly and understand what you are reading, you can become a very quick learner.
20. Writing ✍️
Writing is such an important skill because it helps you to communicate!
These days, a LOT of information is written down.
If you can write quickly and clearly, you can build successful relationships online more easily.
21. Honesty 💖
Honesty is a valuable skill that we could all use to make our lives better.
This can be as simple as telling the truth when you’ve made a mistake, or as complicated as saying difficult things that other people need to hear.
In a world where honesty is not always encouraged, being an honest and reliable person can make you stand out from the crowd.
One of the biggest benefits of honesty is that it can help you build strong relationships with other people. If you give others your honest opinion in the right way, it can help people to respect you, and encourage them come to you for advice.
22. Researching 🔎
Are you the kind of person that loves googling things? Reading articles and studies?
Being a good researcher is great for finding useful information and learning things in an in-depth way.
If you’re someone who is good at researching, you might be:
- better at making decisions, because you research different points of view
- good at becoming an expert on topics, because you research things in an in-depth way
- great at finding useful information, or know places to get good information
23. Planning 📝
Planning skills are important because they make life more straight forward.
If you have a plan of action then you know exactly what you’re going to be doing and when you’re going to do it.
This can help get rid of stress and anxiety – if things are going wrong or getting out of hand, planning ahead will allow you to have solutions ready! – This saves time and stress.
24. Computer skills 💻
Computer skills are valuable because you can use them in almost any career.
As the world becomes more technologically advanced, computer skills are becoming more important.
If you have good computer skills, it could improve your employment opportunities, organise your home life, or even help you start your own business online!
25. Confidence 🕺
Whether it’s asking for a date or giving a presentation – being a confident person helps you to achieve goals more easily.
If you’re confident, you’re more likely to:
- Try new things
- Aim high
- Reach your goals
- Try again when you fail
- Feel happy/satisfied
Some people can be naturally confident – but confidence is also a skill that can be learned. If you put some time and effort in – you can learn how to build confidence.
So there are 25 valuable skills that anyone can be good at.
Take a look to see which ones you’re best at! Talking about what skills you can offer will put you in a great position for your career.
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