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Top Skills For New And Experienced Educators

A commitment to continued personal and professional growth

Education and Training Jobs job skills Education and training jobs require flexibility. They also require the ability to work well with others and a commitment to continued personal and professional growth.  After a degree, employers are looking for people who engage well with coworkers, people who are eager to learn new things, and people who are willing to share their knowledge with others.
With few exceptions, you’ve got to have “people” skills to make it in the world of work.  It isn’t just about making friends, it is about being able to collaboratively work through daily challenges.  Educators are expected to communicate effectively and solve problems on the job.

Interpersonal Skills

Employers value employees who have “people” skills. The ability to get along with co-workers is highly prized.  In many jobs, collaboration is an expected part of the work experience.  So short of data clerks and data analysts, you’ll have to talk to coworkers and respect each other’s perspectives.

Conflict Resolution Skills

The process of learning includes communicating experiences and opinions. Whether working one-on-one, in small groups, or with a crowd, it is important to anticipate issues that may arise between co-workers and while working on projects. It is also important to be able to work with others to find solutions to problems.
Even the most effective educational institutions make plans to improve the quality and scope of services. Program evaluation is an important part of that process.  In addition, gaining technological skills can help individuals improve their work performance. Research helps to stay on-top of current and anticipated sector trends.

Research Skills

Unless you want to spend lots of time developing lessons, creating forms, inventing programs, or establishing test banks, you need to bump up your research game. Subscribe to newsletters or social media feeds for organizations that have similar programs. Don’t be afraid to reach out to others in your field.

Technology Skills

Lesson plans. Webinars.  Email.  Smart boards. These are just a few of the reasons that you need technology skills. In addition, educators are expected to have the skills to develop basic websites and use tools that help integrate technology into day-to-day instruction and administration.
In the workplace, there must be a mutual benefit to both the employer and the employee.  Aside from the typical product for cash relationship, there is knowledge sharing.  In essence, employees and management exchange ideas that help improve the bottom line for the company and job security for the employee.

Training Skills

Any position at or above mid-management may expect new team members to bring something to the table.  If it is not experience, then it is interpretation of newly acquired information learned during professional development seminars and conferences.  Be prepared to demonstrate that you can help others acquire new skills.

Planning Skills

Students and trainees recognize when the instructor is ill-prepared.  When others depend on you to provide direct instruction or ongoing support, it is important to map out activities as far in the future as possible.  Setting a timeline, identifying goals / objectives and organizing to-do lists are a few important components of planning. When you’re ready to take the leap into a more challenging position, you’ll need more than just experience.  You’ll need to prove to your potential new employer that you will make a great addition to the team.  Communication, innovation, and knowledge are key skills for those seeking new opportunities in the education and training sector.