Learn what intangible skills are, how to identify your own intangible skills, and how these skills can make your sponsor’s job easier.
- A paycheck is given to people who show up.…But opportunities are given to people who work beyond…what they are paid to do.…Sponsors want to know that if they wear your brand t-shirt…that you have the intangible skills…that make you stand out.…The days of going to school, getting a degree,…starting a job, and expecting to be successful…are nice but it's only half the story.…And the half story won't get you there.…Today, companies want you to have the intangible skills,…like collaboration, critical thinking,…listening, creativity, risk taking, and execution.…
While some of these intangible skills…may not be taught, they can be acquired…through leveraging the wisdom of your sponsor.…But before we go any further,…what are tangible and intangible skills?…Well, an example of a tangible skill…is a degree or certificate and its intangible counterpart…is the wisdom or knowledge that you gain beyond the degree,…like the patience or discernment earned…throughout the years of schooling.…
How you use those intangible skills…
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- Defining your career goals
- Leveraging your sponsor's influence
- Engaging with your sponsor as an advocate
- Finding projects outside your job requirements
- Making your strengths visible to your organization
- Navigating political roadblocks
- Avoiding career potholes