In this week’s Whiteboard Friday, Noah Learner, director of Sterling Sky, talks about five soft skills that he believes every SEO should build. As Noah was developing his own career, he found that cultivating these skills allowed him to dramatically increase his salary in just a few years.
Noah thinks these soft skills are the key to taking your SEO career to the next level. By focusing on developing critical thinking, prioritization, seeking out opportunities to learn, amplifying your message, and joining and building community, you can see the same kind of career growth that Noah did early on.
The five soft skills Noah highlights in this video are:
- Critical thinking – evaluating ideas objectively and analyzing problems to come up with solutions.
- Prioritization – understanding what is most important and urgent versus what can wait.
- Find opportunities to learn – actively seeking out ways to build your skills and knowledge.
- Amplify – make your message heard by promoting your ideas and accomplishments.
- Join and build community – connect with others in your field to share ideas and build relationships.
Noah provides concrete tips for improving in each of these areas. This video has actionable advice that any SEO can apply right away to boost their career.