Did you know that initiative is described as “work behavior characterized by its self-starting nature, its proactive approach, and by being persistent in overcoming difficulties that arise in pursuit of a goal.” Perhaps you weren’t aware how important this soft skill is. Employer’s often are unable to cover every detail or aspect of the day to day challenges in the business and must rely on their employees to be take “initiative” and pick up the slack. You may have taken charge a time or two in the past, however, not identified it as having initiative. Our purpose today is to educate you more complete on exactly what “initiative” means. Read the linked article and go forward in your job search and then your workplace role with a full understanding of the value you can provide to your employer by developing your initiative.
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