What Are Your Work Values ?

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Values in general means the ideas and beliefs that are really important for an individual to survive in this society. These values help you as a guide to take proper actions. Examples of the values are self-respect, peace, honesty, and success. Your work values are the essential part of your own beliefs and you need to determine these values before you choose your career or accept a job. These values play an important role in work and also shapes you as a person.

Both intrinsic and extrinsic values play an important role in the work life. Intrinsic value is related to the actual task of the job like taking up challenges at work, helping others and introduce some leadership skills. In Extrinsic value, the things that are related are recognition, job security, and high earnings. If you do not understand your work value, then very quickly you will lose your work interest and things will turn monotonous. You will not get any satisfaction from your job role. You may take the help of the tool or list down your work values so that you can work on them separately and understand the core value at work.

After you list down the values, you need to work on the same and then make a checklist of the same to get back to the work on the track. You can include the following values.

1)Achievement

2)Relationships

3)Independence

4)Autonomy

5)Working Conditions

6)Creativity

7)Variety

8)Helping Society

9)Recognition

10)Working conditions

Apart from this, you should also focus on personality type, aptitude, and interests. So, you should also need to work on these factors to get into the work life balance. After all, your personality and attitude define your true potential. So, there is nothing to worry and you will get the real help from the career counselor.

 

5 Soft Skills That Employers Look For

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Social skills are the type of skills that help one person to interact with another person. It includes both verbal skill (spoken) and non-verbal skill (attitude, gesture and eye contact). these skills are considered the important skill, which is very much needed in the job field. For a reputed job, it is very important for a candidate to have soft skills so that they can lead to a better future and can excel good career wise. While working as a team, it is essential to mix with others and create a balance at work. Soft skills are important when you are working with clients because it helps you motivate to listen to client’s query and concern.

Read below the top two soft skills that employers look in the candidates for employment:

  1. Empathy- It is an important skill and to interact with others, one needs to understand the feelings of others. It is associated mainly with clients when they come with queries or problems because one has to be empathetic towards the issues and be ready to solve them.
  2. Cooperation- When you are working as a team, it is very important to have a cooperative nature. It helps you achieve a certain goal with other team members. However, if you do not work as a team, still you need to be cooperative to other members or colleagues in the office.
  3. Verbal Communications- It is another social skill that one should have to gain success in the workplace. Using clear language, one should communicate and express properly so that everyone should understand what you want to say to them.
  4. Listening- You should have strong listening power to understand one’s problems and queries. You should have the ability to listen what employers are trying to say you, your colleague wants to say you and even clients concern on particular matters. It will help you give solid and genuine solutions to the problems.
  5. Nonverbal Communication- Your body language, gesture, attitude, eye contact, facial expression are also important soft skills. These features will tell you whether you are giving value to the other person’s word or not.

How to show these soft skills during a job search

While getting a job through placement firm, you need to mention all these soft skills in your resume. You can also write these on the cover letter and in the body of the letter, you could mention only two skills. You can even use these skills during the time of interview. You can give one example at least to the employer to let him or her know about your skill. You must use your nonverbal communication skills throughout the interview so that the employers become impressed and you can grab the job offer. This will really open a great area for you to excel in your career and you will feel really happy to get the job that you are looking for.

Qualities Of A Great Executive Search Firm

http://i0.wp.com/asaptalentservices.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/Executive-search2.jpgAn executive search firm is often referred to as a professional service provider company that has specialization in recruitment of executives and other senior professionals for its client companies under some form of agreement. There are many companies now days who are seeking service from such firms in order to fill in the positions in a time and cost effective manner with perfection. While it is a very effective approach to gear up for recruitment needs, there are certain factors that need to be kept in mind for the selection of such firms.

  • The first thing to look out for is the industry experience. It is better to look for executive search firms which have already worked in the similar segment for a better knowledge base. The best way to find this information is through company website. If the industry in which the firm has worked is not mentioned, it is better to go through the list of clients for which the firm has worked for. This also helps in gaining insight regarding the same.
  • Every business has its own sell-ability quotient and business development objectives. This criterion holds true for executive search firms as well. An insight regarding their business model and structure they follow to provide their service is essential to be noted. This will determine whether the business process is suitable for the client company or not.
  • The success of a firm lies in the number of tasks completed by the company rather than number or projects it roped in. So, one should visit online forums wherein organizations and individuals give feedback about the recruitment projects actually completed successfully by such firms. This determines the actual performance of the firm.
  • Flexibility is a key to such firms. The better a firm can mold the business process in accordance with the client company, the more effective service provider it becomes. Hence adaptability of the service provider in accordance with client company structure and work culture is an added advantage.
  • Recruitment process is a continuous process. The companies are usually in need for professionals all-round the year for various functionalities and building up as well as maintaining a stable workforce. Hence, if one can enter in to long term partnership with such a firm, then it becomes a cost and time effective approach of handling the recruitment needs to the business.

The executive search firm should have a strong database of candidate profiles which is updated on a regular basis. This helps in looking in to the fresh profiles that are most updated and relevant at the same time. The networking channels of such a firm should be strong and well connected to source the candidates effectively. In addition to this, it should also have access to passive candidates. Such candidates are not easily available as they are not actively looking for jobs and mostly are working with competitors. The executive search firm should be able to convince such candidates for the opportunity and the selection process.