Thinking about getting some new skills for a better job? Often that’s the key to moving up in a company. Or moving out of your current job to one that pays better. If your cringing at the mere thought of … eek … numbers, you’re not alone.
But just imagine being able to add any or all of these (see below) to your resume as key work skills — ones that you actually have. Even a basic grasp of some of these skills can open doors to jobs you actually want. And not having any of them can keep you stuck. Lack of the right skills is like career quicksand.
So what are some of the potential financial / number skills that can help you?
- Cash management (cash flow)
- Preparing a balance sheet (assets, liabilities, capital, equity)
- Understanding credits and debits
- Simply feeling comfortable with numbers (Not just true for women who often avoid such things or think they can’t understand them. Men can feel this way too.)
- Creating spreadsheets using online software
- Understanding financial terms (finance concepts, financial markets lingo, credit terms, etc.)
- Knowledge of how credit and interest rates work
- How to read and use charts for visual presentations
- Bookkeeping ability and using online software like QuickBooks
- Negotiating things like salaries, product prices, cost of goods, and so much more
Even if you’ve never gotten the chance to actually use them [Read more…]