It can get awfully difficult to convince a potential employer that you are the right person for a job if you do not spell out your skills in a resume. Skills are the central driving force behind winning resumes – and interviews. The future workforce has a lot of responsibility on its shoulders where skills are concerned. Apart from the regular work-related skills that are necessary if you want to be eligible for a particular position, workers will be expected to possess the following:
• Sense-making: While one of the most obvious of skills, a lot is left to be desired where making sense of the work is concerned. The ability to determine the deeper significance of what is being expressed is not all that obvious to most people. Much needed!
• Social Intelligence: The ability to sense and stimulate reactions and desired actions, and connecting to people and circumstances in a profound manner is of the utmost importance now.
• Adaptive Thinking: Coming up with solutions and responses that are beyond rote-based is a skill that many of us fail to show, even if it is inherent in us.
• Design Mindset: Developing tasks and work processes to ensure desired outcomes is imperative to be able to survive in a competitive environment.
These are the skills requirements that will be expected of everyone working in a professional capacity a few years from now. For the time being, let us see the specific skills particular to a tile setter position:
• Highly skilled in determining types of tiles and marble slabs required for each individual project
• Exceptionally well-versed in cutting and shaping tiles and marble slabs to fit around obstacles and into hard to reach places
• Deep insight into aligning and straightening tiles using a variety of tools such as levels and squares
• Competent in preparing cost and labor estimates in accordance to time and materials needed for each tiling job
• Qualified to study blueprints and examine surfaces to be covered in a bid to determine cost of materials
• First-hand experience in laying tiles in designated places and ensuring that they are properly set by using grout, cement and glue
• Adept at finishing and dressing joints and wiping excess grout from between tiles in order to provide a finished and neat look
• Well-versed in mixing and applying mortar or cement to edges and ends of drain tiles in order to seal joints and halves
• Proficient in removing old tiles, preparing surfaces for new installations and ensuring that new tiles are affixed in an aesthetic manner