Show Up On Time, Work and Play Well With Others, and Learn On The Job

Show Up On Time, Work and Play Well With Others, and Learn On The Job

Throughout its 36 year history, the Upper Shore Workforce Investment Board and staff have heard employers say, “give me someone who shows up on time, works and plays well with others, and can learn on the job and I’ll train them myself.”When we hold focus groups with employers, the “certifications” required for employment fill part of a flip chart page while the “soft skills” required for employment fill a wall.

The Chmura Jobs EQ data analytics tool has a function called Real Time Information that analyzes job openings advertised online. Real Time Information for 889 active job openings in Easton support what we have heard from employers for 36 years.

The top 5 certifications from Real Time Information: Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (37 mentions); Registered Nurse (30 mentions); Basic Life Support (25 mentions); Driver’s License (22 mentions); First Aid Certification (11 mentions).

The top 5 soft skills from Real Time Information: Communication (328 mentions); Customer Service (249 mentions); Cooperative/Team Player (210 mentions); Self Motivated (153 mentions); Detail Oriented (130 mentions).

For a complete copy of the Chmura JobsEQ Real Time Information report for Easton, email Dan McDermott dmcdermott@chesapeake.edu.