Skills For Success

Do you ever wonder; “what skills for success I need, to help me be successful starting out in the blue collar world“? When it comes to skills, you have hard skills and soft skills. What is the difference between the two?

Hard skills are specific, teachable abilities or knowledge that can be quantified and measured. These skills are typically acquired through formal education, training programs, or on-the-job experience. Unlike soft skills, which are more related to personal attributes and character traits, hard skills are concrete and can be tested and verified. Things like reading a tape measure or using a hammer are hard skills.

Soft skills refer to a set of personal attributes, behaviors, and qualities that enable individuals to effectively interact and communicate with others. Unlike technical or hard skills, which are specific to a particular job or industry, soft skills are more universal and can be applied in various situations and contexts. 

Examples of soft skills include communication, teamwork, adaptability, problem-solving, leadership, time management, empathy, and emotional intelligence. These skills are essential in the workplace and contribute to a person’s overall effectiveness, productivity, and success in their professional and personal life.

What Soft Skills Should You Have?

There are many soft skills you can develop and have that will help you in your career & in life in general. For getting started in a trade, have these soft skills 👇🏼

  1. Be able to learn & retain information. You will learn SO many new things on an everyday basis. It is up to you to be able to learn & retain these the things taught to you. From math to techniques to get a job done.
  2.  Be able to show up to work on time & be reliable. On time is late & early is on time. If you’re not 15 minutes early, you’re 15 min late. Be able to be relied on and show up to work.
  3. Attitude. Show up to work with a positive, good, happy attitude not only will benefit you but the people you work with as well. Good vibes spread, just like negativity does as well. Don’t be the negative guy. 
  4. Communication. You will most likely ALWAYS be working with other people. Whether that is on a 1 on 1 or on a 4 man crew. Communication is important. Ask questions.
  5. Take responsibility. You do something, good or bad…own up to it. Take responsibility for your actions. Don’t blame your mess up on somebody else. 
  6. Know your role. As a helper, groundman, apprentice, laborer…know your role as the low man on the totem pole. 

Learn These Skills

Learn these soft skills. Those are just a few. There are other soft skills that will be good to learn and develop down the road. If you want to learn a little more about these skills and how they can help, check out the video down below or click HERE.

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