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4 Skills You’ll Gain in A General Labor Position the Can Be Applied to Any Job

4 Skills You’ll Gain in A General Labor Position the Can Be Applied to Any Job

Many of the positions we recruit for at WFQ Inc. fall under general labor, including manufacturing line workers, hotel housekeeping personnel, catering staff, landscaping workers, packaging/warehouse personnel, janitorial positions and more. For many of these positions, you don’t need prior experience or training – WFQ will train you and then you learn on the job – but that doesn’t mean there isn’t a lot to learn from these jobs.

Here’s four skills you’ll learn in a general labor position that can be applied to almost any job out there.

1. Ability to Learn and Adapt

From the moment a general laborer starts training, they are constantly learning the best way to do the job. On the job, workers will learn from their supervisors, co-workers and themselves – often from seeing what works and what doesn’t.

2. Communication

Asking questions, expressing concerns, and communicating ideas are key skills to have in any job. And if English isn’t your first language, work with your supervisor and team to determine the most effective way to communicate. 

3. Teamwork

Many jobs require teamwork to make things more efficient – as the saying goes, two brains are better than one. Not only can teamwork increase productivity, but good teamwork also creates a better work environment. If a worker is a team player and learns how to recognize what the team needs, they will be good candidate for any job.

4. Timeliness and Punctuality

Being reliable and coming in on time to work daily can be one of the most important things a worker can do to ensure the company stays on track. Timeliness in terms of reaching deadlines is also an essential skill to remain on schedule. This is true of almost any job, and if a worker can show examples of their punctuality, employers will appreciate that dedication.

Whether you are considering getting a general labor job or are looking to advance in your career, keep these skills in mind to showcase to any employer.

If you are interested in learning more about our general labor and skilled trade job opportunities in Metro-Detroit, stop in our office Monday – Friday from 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM at 5751 S Sheldon Road, Canton, MI 48188 or apply online on our job board.