For salaried employees, success can be judged from many elements, such
as position, income, or responsibility. However, when considered
carefully, success is the result of a combination of many factors.
Success factors can be divided into three groups as follows:
1. Hard skills or work-related competency 2. Soft skills or people management competency 3. Communication skills
Hard skills are crucial to career success. Many organizations send
their employees to participate in training to develop work-related
skills and expect that their employee’s performance will also improve
after the training. However, success factors cannot be achieved only
through training, but the employees must be ready to learn new things to
improve their knowledge and competency, and be open to new work
concepts. If you focus on any career, you should be determined to obtain
additional knowledge to develop yourself and your organization.
Moreover, you may need to use other factors, such as soft skills, to
increase your efficiency.
Soft skills are not less important
than the hard skills. Diligence, activeness, teamwork, time and
resource management, problem-solving, and creativity are considered soft
skills. Most of these skills arise from an individual’s personality and
can also be developed. At present, there are institutions and courses
that promote and develop various aspects of personality, including work
concepts and management.
The last set of skills is
communication skills or the ability to communicate. When mentioning
communication skills, we do not only talk about language competency, but
also the ability to communicate or coordinate as a whole. There is a
saying that, “Even if you are good at your job, but if you have no
communication skills, you cannot be successful.” Communication skills
are intuitive, but they can also be developed. The ability to
communicate is an essential factor contributing to career success. Good
communication is simple communication that enables the recipients to
accurately receive the messages.
In conclusion, there are
many success factors and it is not difficult to develop such factors.
However, before considering any skills, the person who wishes to be
successful has to know himself and his competency and choose the type of
job in which he is skilled so he is aware of his strengths and
weaknesses that need to be improved in order to achieve career success.