New Job Skills to Fine Tune for the New Year

Get an early start on career strategy for 2012

It will soon be 2012, a new year to do better than you did in the last. With every new year comes reevaluation, whether it’s about your job, your lifestyle, your family or your health. When thinking about the new year and what it will bring for your career, it’s a good idea to honestly examine your skills and determine strong areas and areas where you could improve.

AOL Jobs tells just where to start in strategizing your next career move, so you can kick off the new year in the right direction.

Problem Solving

Pat Partridge, vice president and chief marketing officer at Western Governors University (WGU), asks the million-dollar question: “What are you going to be able to demonstrate once you have gotten the job?” He cites higher-order thinking and problem-solving abilities — which just so happen to be incorporated into every online degree program at WGU — as keys to keep impressing the boss after you get hired. Employers value staff members who can rise to challenges, so Partridge says to “think about all the inputs…weigh those challenges, and look at competing views.”

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