What skills for a school student make sure to become a successful leader of tomorrow? This is a question that needs an answer in the current situation when competition is at the global level. Every school needs to make the young minds ready for a successful future by considering advancement as well as instability of certain skills for a career life. Now, cognitive skills and academic qualifications are essential for a student as it ensures a good career.
Ever wondered, why students studying in the same school, the same course, appearing for the same test and scoring almost same marks but, some students are able to make it to a successful college/career but some are not even able to take the first step towards a career or possibly a job but without success. It is no longer just the cognitive skills rather, technological skills along with correct strategies that successful leader are implementing for getting a global advantage; and every school student needs to grasp these skills along with their academics starting today itself.
In this article, we are discussing the skills which are demanded in every career and are recommended at the global level for all students who want to make a successful future.
1. Soft Skills – Soft skills or say, skills to communicate or interpersonal skills are required for every career therefore, every student should adapt to these skills in their school life itself. These soft skills such as leadership and teamwork, using technical devices, discipline, taking up responsibility and commitment etc. are not that difficult to be learned or adapted by students. They can learn all these skills while studying in the classroom, playing sports or participating in different extra-curricular activities together. Moreover, soft skills such as active listening, respect, cooperation, sympathy, handing critical situations and decision making are developed as students interact with more and more people.
2. Data Literacy and Information – Students need to become logical and factual in all the areas of their learning. As the decision making needs to be done on the basis of facts and figures only. Therefore, students should develop logical reasoning and cognitive skills to understand, interpret and implement correct strategies using the data and information.
3. Technology-advanced skills – Sure, technology has advanced and innovation is always in progress. But there are some skills that are based on technology but only humans are capable of doing it such as new technical learning or developing new technology. These skills need to be updated time to time for getting a competitive advantage and making a successful career.
4. Innovation and Adaptation – Students need to become a quick learner and adjustable to new situations as and when required. The key to success is learning and implementing new skills. Therefore, students should focus on learning new skills including academic as well as technical/practical skills.
5. Risk-taking and Ownership – A successful career is made out of many failures and to fail every time, a person would require implementing a new strategy every time and in the end, he will surely discover the best strategy in terms of desired output. Therefore, students need to become self-motivated and goal-driven right from their school life.
Conclusion: The skills mentioned in this article are the demands of every career now because the employees having these skills are considered as more career and goal oriented and hence, opportunities are provided to such people mostly. Therefore, school students are advised to grasp these skills along with their academic qualifications.