Skills for success in the workplace

Skills for success in the workplace Dagmar Bryant Business Coaching

Skills for success in the workplace


We all have certain skills but today I want to give you an insight into the skills for success in any workplace.

There are two types of skills that are useful in any job or career and they are hard skills and soft skills.

Hard skills are essentially your qualifications, training or education.


These are the things that we learn, through school, courses or even on the job.

For example, you might have a Diploma in Personal Training or a Degree in Psychology or Information Technology.

According to, some of the key hard skills are:

Marketing, Computer, Management, Microsoft Office, Project Management, Analytical and Presentation skills.

There is a lot of emphasis put on hard skills but hard skills aren’t everything.


What exactly are soft skills?

Soft skills are those skills that we have that enable us to get along with people.


For example, communication, listening, negotiation, persuasion, adaptability, flexibility, writing and presentation skills.

Then there are also traits such as work ethic, honesty, reliability, customer service and interpersonal skills.

When you are looking for a job, don’t underestimate the power of the soft skills.

While a lot of employers want you to have the hard skills, you probably also have a lot of pluses in the soft skills area that are highly valued.


If you are reviewing your skills, don’t just think about what you are qualified for.

You probably have a lot of soft skills that are transferable to other job types, and all of a sudden a whole new doorway of new jobs open up to you.

What’s more, make sure to list these on your resume or CV.


Don’t limit yourself to one particular job type or industry.

Look at all of your skills that you have gained, either through learning on the job or through education, and then integrate them on your resume as valuable assets that you bring to an organization.

There are valuable resources on the internet where you can find lots of examples of CVs and resumes on sites that can help you structure your skills.

Open your mind to opportunities that are out there and don’t limit yourself to what you think that you know.


You know more than you think you do.

If you want some feedback on what you bring, ask a close friend or work colleague. Remember, we hardly ever see ourselves as other people do.

Arm yourself with your skills for success and watch your career or business leap forward.

When working with my business coaching clients, they adapt their existing skills to new skills that they can use in their business or other chosen vocation.


I hope that you have enjoyed my blog on What skills do you need for success in the workplace.


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