Whatever your age or experience level, you should make it a regular task to try and learn new skills and capabilities that can help you.
Careers are changing more and more every day, and you need to demonstrate a willingness to adapt any new task’s that might be given to you.
You need employability skills to ensure success in the workplace, and can be learned, developed and kept with you over your career.
In today’s post, we’re going to discuss 10 of the most important and sought after employability skills you’ll need if you want to succeed in your job search.
Communication / Interpersonal – You need to be able to explain what you mean in a precise and clear way, written and spoken. You also need to be able to listen and relate.
Problem Solving – You must be able to demonstrate a logical and analytical approach to solving issues.
Self-Motivation / Own Initiative – For this, you must be able to identify opportunities, act on initiative, come up with new ideas which can become a reality.
Working Under Pressure / Meeting Deadlines – If working to tight deadlines and under pressure, you must be able to take control of the stress that comes with these tasks.
Organisational – Employers will want you to be able to plan and organise your work, ensuring that it meets targets.
Team Working – You’ll need to show that you’re a team player, but can also manage, delegate, and take on responsibilities. You need to show that you can build positive, professional relationships.
Negotiation – You need to be able to put forward your ideas, but also be able to understand what the other person is saying, should there be any disagreements or suggestions.
Flexibility – For this, you should be able to demonstrate a willingness to adapt successfully in a changing environment, and to changing situations / tasks.
Computer / Technical Literacy – Most employers now require some sort of basic knowledge of computer software and hardware. Use of word processing software, spreadsheets, email and social media are the main things they will look for.
Commercial Awareness – This one is about knowing your industry and business inside out. You should be able to know how they both work and what commercial realities can affect them.
There are loads more employability skills that we could cover, but these are just the main ones we decided to feature.
We’ll have more on this subject for you soon!