Skills That Companies Droll Over

August 22, 2017

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A while back we shared with you some insider information from employers on how certain words backfire on your resume.  For the most part, it was the use of buzz words no defined meaning and with no facts to back them up.  But what catches their eyes would also be helpful.  So we did some digging to find items that definitely will set you apart from the pack. One of the biggest assets you can have is knowing another language and being able to speak it fluently.  Since many companies are multinational, knowing more than one language and being able to speak it easily is a major plus and will also command a higher salary. So break out Rosetta Stone and learn a new language. Knowing how to properly use social media also is a plus.  While many larger companies have teams devoted to social media, your prowess of connecting and the proper and effective use of Snapchat, Instagram, Twitter and Facebook may be the deciding factor for a smaller company.  Computer programmers are in demand, with the median annual salary for a programmer is more than $77,000. Even if you don’t want to write software, a working knowledge of code can give you a leg up. Take a night class course on basic programming to give you an advantage.  The same for photo editing. Every business needs flashy, professional-looking photos with all the undesirable elements buffed out. Finally, learn to dive.  The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that commercial diving is one of the country’s fastest-growing occupations, with the sector expanding by 37% in the decade leading to 2024.

SOURCE: Mental Floss

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