Your professional career will benefit from understanding you skills. Some skills can be seen in both a positive and negative light. A balance needs to be found when working in the work world and when presenting these skills in a job interview.
On its face being able to multitask is a positive skill. You can do more than one thing at a time. However, it can also be seen as someone who lacks focus on finishing something and flits from one thing to another. The best thing to work on is being able to prioritize each task in order of importance.
When someone says they have a strong work ethic they assume that everyone will see them as hard worker. Well, you can be a hard worker but an ineffectual one. Being at the office the longest does not mean you got the most done or at the best quality. Make sure you just don’t have limited time management ability.
Overtime hours can lead to tension and wanting to quit. Avoid them if you can. This will mean you will have to get your work done efficiently.
An overly “rosy” look at the world sounds great but it really is not realistic. Employers want to know you know what reality is and that big time challenges do happen. Everyone can relate to a realistic person better.
Bosses would rather have you be honest about when something is going to be done than be told a date that will only happen under the most ideal of circumstances.
Being your own cheerleader in the office and letting everyone know what you have done usually leads to harsh feelings with coworkers. You can let your boss know your contributions without making it a big deal that ends up hurting you in the end.
Follow these skill tips and they will help you in the working world.