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TOP TEN LIST # 10

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The leader of the past knew how to tell, the leader of the future knows how to ask. — Peter Drucker
Regardless of a person's position or title, the most effective way to get, keep and move up on a job is by demonstrating an ability to lead.

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Think you have the skills to succeed as a leader? Take this “Are You a Good Leader?” quiz and see.

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TOP TEN LIST # 9

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Problem solvers are strategic and critical thinkers who bring ideas and solutions. — Tim Murphy
There are lots of smart job applicants but that’s not enough. Employers want people who have the mental agility to put their smarts to work to get the job done.

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The How Good Are You at Solving Problems?” quiz will help you assess your skills.

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TOP TEN LIST # 8

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Writing is thinking. To write well is to think clearly. That's why it's so hard. — David McCullough
Being able to get your point across in writing means the difference between success and failure. Employees must be able to write clear and concise messages.

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This Grammar and Punctuation Diagnostic” quiz will let you check the basics.

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TOP TEN LIST # 7

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Most of employees spend too much time on what is urgent not enough on what is important. — Stephen Covey
Employees have many important responsibilities. That is why employers want employees who have the ability to plan, organize and prioritize work.

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This Getting Things Done Assessment” will help you evaluate your organizational skills.

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TOP TEN LIST # 6

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During a recession, the one who can work harder will likely triumph. — Yun Siang Long
Employers want a candidate who works hard, arrives on time, works independently and does the job right the first time.

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Wondering about your work ethic? This Are You a Good Employee?” quiz will give you some insight.

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TOP TEN LIST # 5

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Career-resilient workers are more employable. They have positive and flexible attitudes — Joyce E. A. Russell
Resiliency is the ability to make the best of changing conditions. Employers are looking for employees who can handle the ups and downs of life.

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Try this “How Resilient Are You?” quiz to find out how well you bounce back.

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TOP TEN LIST # 4

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No man ever listened himself out of a job. — Calvin Coolidge
While listening is the most underrated communication skill, it is one of the most powerful skills one can develop. It's essential to workplace success.

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How good are you at listening? This “Listening Quiz” will give you a clue.

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TOP TEN LIST # 3

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We found 89% of the time new hires failed, it was because of attitude. — Mark Murphy
Successful companies like Google, Southwest Airlines and Four Seasons are good example of companies that hire for attitude and train for skills.

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This “Positive or Negative Thinker” quiz will shed light on your attitude.

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TOP TEN LIST # 2

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... if you’re playing a solo game, you’ll always lose out to a team. — Reid Hoffman
In today's less hierarchical organizations, employers are keen to hire people who get along well with others and those who can work effectively on teams.

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What role do you play on a team? Complete this exercise to learn more.

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TOP TEN LIST # 1

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Top-notch communication skills are an absolute must-have for all job seekers. — Andrea Kay
Communication skills top the list of skills employers seek. To improve your speaking and listening quickly and easily, learn to ask “good” questions.

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Take the “How Good Are Your Communication Skills?” quiz to evaluate your abilities.

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