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How to know you will be in demand

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Proverb 22: 29 ” Observe people who are good at their work – skilled workers are always in demand and admired; they don’t take a backseat to anyone”

One of the lessons job search has taught me is that multinationals or the “big four” need people that are good at their work or people taht are skillful. They want people who can drive their company’s vision  and also people that have the quality that fit in into their work environment. These are reasons they conductive aptitude test and different interviews to attract best people.

Below are some qualities you need to possess for you to be in demand

You must be highly skillful for you to demand: you must be good at what you know best. It is your skill that will distinguish you from the crowd and make you attractive. Imagine you have a company and you employ people that cannot drive the vision of your company, such company will die unexpectedly.

You must be eager to improve on your skill: This kind of attitude will make you make you to be at the top of your game at all time. An unimproved skill can be liken to a dull cutlass.

You must be open to new ways of doing things: This means you are flexible. Rigidity is the enemy of creativity.

You must possess leadership qualities.

You must be analytical and a problem solver.

You must be able to communicate you ideas effectively.

You will know you will be in demand if you trade with the little in your hand

Mat 25:29 ” For unto every one that hath shall be given, and he shall have abundance: but from him that hath not shall be taken away even that which he hath.”

Little is not the same as nothing. Every great things has a small beginning. It is an abuse of resources or potential to think that you is in your hand is so small to start with.

The verse I quoted talks about a man with one talent who thought that what he had is small to trade with. He went ahead to hide the talent instead of trading with it to have more added to him. I believe his problem is how he viewed what he had.

This is kind of thought is common because most times when belittle or view as little what we have. You hear people say that ” I don’t have enough money to start that business or I am not all that skillful to venture into that”. I have also been in that category before but I now have a better thought or perspective towards what I may see as little.

If you can gather enough courage to trade with that little thing in your hand, you will be surprised how big it will eventually turn to. Consider a Professor, he didn’t start as a Prof, he started as a small boy under the tutelage of different teachers from Nursery – Primary – secondary – University – M.sc – Phd and later to where he is now.

Life is a process which has its root in small beginning. Don’t despise your little beginning, embrace it, groom it, sharpen it and trade with it.

 

 

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