Looking to beef up your skills section on your résumé? Worried about not standing out in a sea of other candidates who are also“organized” and “great at multitasking?” Never fear! We got you over here at The Prompt.
Not to brag or anything, but I watched the entire first season of Quantico, all 22 episodes, in three days. Focus. Dedication. Perseverance. All solid traits for an employee.
I don’t know about you, but when I plug in a destination on my GPS, I look at the time it’ll take to get there and think of it as a challenge. A 20 minute ride, you say? Well, I’ll make it in 17. Strategy. Critical thinking. Execution. Where can I make up time? If I get into this lane, at this time, will I be able to gain some ground? Excellence when working against a deadline. So many high value talents that allow me to succeed. Tell me, what employer isn’t looking for someone with that skill set?
You might not notice the small pieces of lint on your clothing, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t there. I have such attention to detail that I can detect the undetectable. Accounting error? I’m on it. Misplaced comma? Not for long. This obsession with greatness is a skill any business in any field wants.
A severely underrated skill. No one likes to hear babies cry, but getting to the bottom of their displeasure takes analytical thinking and expert detective work. Every baby is different; sometimes toys work, sometimes humming, sometimes holding them and bouncing up and down. But I’m a problem-solver. And this skill also translates to client services, where clients might be babies, metaphorically-speaking, of course. Not every client responds to the same thing, right? You have to figure out what works for each special snowflake. Now’s the time for my many years of babysitting to finally pay off.
Multi-tasking and time management are a must at any tailgate. Do you think it’s easy to eat, drink, mingle, AND play a few competitive games of cornhole, all within the 75 minutes before a game? Think again. The strategy starts long before you even get to the tailgate. You have to figure out what you’re bringing, how you’re going to get it there, and how much time it will take to get from home to the parking lot. Once you get there, you need to unpack the trunk and set-up your tailgate. Tables, cornhole boards, coolers, food, drinks, your perfect playlist, and so on. Everything has a place and if you’re organized, you could save crucial time you might need for that extra beer as you prepare to head into the stadium. After that, it’s all about juggling which tailgate activities you want to take part in. Who said all those years of tailgating football games in college was a waste? Look at all the skills you learned and honed over the years.
Now, if you want to stand out, get noticed, and land the job of your dreams, I’m actually not sure this will do the trick. But look, at the very least, listing the ways in which you crush it in your everyday activities will show your creativity. Businesses are looking for that too.