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Developing Skills That Can Be Used in Any Job

Whether you're looking for a change in job this New Year or you're wanting to develop some new skills to put into practice in your current job this blog post is for you!

I have been searching the internet to find the skills that are sort for in any job role and have put them together in this blog post for you. The skills that I have mentioned below have been referenced from Prospects to which you can find out more here. I have also shared with you some resources and course sites that are affordable and will aid you in developing your skills ready for any job role.

Skills for Any Job:


The definition of resilience is "the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties." This is ideal in any job role as there are bound to be difficulties or challenges that you will face so learning how to overcome them is a great skill to have.

Some ways in which you can enhance your resilience is: changing your negative thoughts into positives, learning how to manage stress and learning from your mistakes and failures.

Good Communication

Having the ability to clearly community with another person is an essential skill for not only a job but for life in general.

Some ways to develop your communication skills could be: listening and interacting with others, learning sign language, getting to the point, showing friendliness to others

Leadership and Management

If you're looking for a job promotion or to develop your career to managerial level then it is useful to show good leadership and managerial skills to better your chances of that long awaited promotion.

You could increase your leadership and managerial skills by taking on more responsibility, be a support network for others in your work environment (someone they can trust/look to for advice), aim to help inspire others and get others feeling motivated.

Planning and Research Skills

Typically, planning and research could be associated with 'office' jobs however you need to be efficient, which is one of the skills that helps develop your planning and research skills, in any job. For any job you need to show good time management skills and be seen as a keen problem solver to help the business develop.

Teamwork and Interpersonal Skills

Again, if you're an employee or an employer, you need to show good team work skills. In showing good teamwork skills you are developing the business concept and overall business aim as you're all working as a team rather than against each other.

To develop these skills try clarifying the business purpose so everyone is on the same page and know how their different job roles can benefit the overall aim, establish and develop team rewards to help the team feel motivated and also define company policies so there are no breaches.

Work Experience

Of course as well, having some sort of work experience will better your chances however if you don't have work experience in a particular field of work you can try and adapt skills from previous jobs to cater for the job description


Now you are aware of some of the key skills that can be used in any job role, let's see how you can develop them even further...

Courses That Can Help:

Open University - I have used the Open University to develop my skills further over the past few months and absolutely love it! There are so many free online courses that they offer that it is so worth taking a look and seeing which ones float your boat. The time to complete the course doesn't take long either, maximum 24 hours, which to develop your skills efficiently is amazing!

Lifeskills created with Barclays' - this site offers so much helpful information for young people looking to develop their skills, enhance their CV, learn more about interview techniques and more. It is definitely worth taking some time to look through the website and see what information can help you!


UCAS - if you're fresh out of college and looking to go into full time work or you're looking for a career change, UCAS offer helpful and informative advice when it comes to what individual job roles are looking for and what day to day tasks they involve. Having a website like this is super useful if you're testing the water when looking for something new.

Prospects - this website goes into detail when it comes to university students looking for a job or trying to find the right course for them. You can take a free online quiz to find your perfect career as well as discovering the best interview tips.

I really do hope that this blog post has been useful for you and it has given you a bit more clarity on what the majority of jobs will be looking for when recruiting. To help you work out what skills you are already good at and what skills you feel need improving, I have put the following template together for you which you can download here


This blog post is Day 6 out of the January Series where I will be uploading 31 blog posts to help you kick start your 2021 in the right way and to help you become the best version of you.

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