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Flexibility, Adaptability, Managing Multiple Priorities. By Chris Jahn. Go with the flow. Bend a little. Get the job done. Whatever!. Do it for the team!. Just do it!. Think outside the box. Top Skills Employers Really Want. Communications Analytical/Research

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go with the flow
Go with the flow

Bend a little

Get the job done


Do it for the team!

Just do it!

Think outside the box

top skills employers really want
Top SkillsEmployers Really Want
  • Communications
  • Analytical/Research
  • Computer/Technical Literacy
  • Flexibility/Adaptability/Managing Multiple Priorities
  • Interpersonal Abilities
  • Leadership/Management Skills
  • Multicultural Sensitivity/Awareness
  • Planning/Organizing
  • Problem-Solving/Reasoning/Creativity
  • Teamwork
top personal values employers seek
Top Personal Values Employers Seek
  • Honesty/Integrity/Morality
  • Adaptability/Flexibility
  • Dedication/Hard-Working/Work Ethic/Tenacity
  • Dependability/Reliability/Responsibility
  • Loyalty
  • Positive Attitude/Motivation/Energy/Passion
  • Professionalism
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Motivated/Ability to Work With Little or No Supervision
  • Willingness to Learn
skills and values overlap
Skills and Values Overlap

Proficiency in many

add to your worth

Parts of each make

you more Flexible & Adaptable

adaptable flexible skills


Computer Literacy

Interpersonal Abilities

Multicultural Sensitivity





Seek multiple perspectives

Continuous Learner

Relate to co-workers

Awareness of other cultures

Tasks within timeframe


Work with others

Adaptable-Flexible Skills
adaptable flexible values


Positive Attitude




Willingness to Learn

Get job done

Ready to work



Unique mix of skills

Work independently

Openness to grow

Adaptable-Flexible Values
adaptability flexibility
  • Openness to new ideas and concepts
  • Working independently or

as part of a team

  • Multiple tasks or projects
  • Mobile
  • Positive
  • Patient risk-taker
  • Habit of curiosity
  • Think creatively
  • Solve problems effectively and quickly
  • Work well with those who are different from you
  • Positive adjustments to changing social situations and events
  • Innovation
  • Expand and change as companies does
  • Rapidly changing economy
  • Receptive to new ideas and concepts
  • Bounce back from setbacks
  • Career change is imperative
  • Sudden changes
  • Twists and turns
  • Transitions
  • Get comfortable feeling uncomfortable
  • Tenacity
  • Ability to work with others
  • Achieve a common goal
  • Resourceful
  • Building trusting relationships
  • Customers and colleagues
  • Negotiating
  • Responding to Feedback
team player
Team Player
  • Share successes with team
  • Avoid pointing finger when fail
  • Build your reputation
  • Increase your value
  • Able to adjust your priorities to those of the group when necessary
  • Multicultural Understanding
lifelong learning
Lifelong Learning
  • To keep earning, keep learning
  • Do not wait until you lose your job
  • Attend classes related to your area
  • Keep skills sharp and marketable
how to show it
How to Show It
  • Variety of clubs and interests
  • Variety of sports/challenges
  • Variety of courses: arts/sciences
  • Variety of jobs
  • Language skills
  • Travel
  • Lots of accomplishments
  • Lower stress
  • Lower conflict
  • Larger task variety/less boring
  • More motivation
  • More satisfaction
  • Increase performance in complicated situations
  • Job Interchangeability
job positions for high flexibility
Job Positions for High Flexibility
  • Complex jobs
  • Many interfaces
  • Multi-Tasking
  • Working with Lot of people
  • Working with emotionally charged
  • Working with creative people