WHAT WE DO

4 Employability Skills

 

By Saida Mahamed

 

What are employability skills?

They are a set of attributes that clues employers in to how ’employable’ you are. These skills are also crucial in helping to maintain your career, helping you to further develop professionally. Here are 4 key skills that will help you become more employable:

 

1. Effective Communication

In the workplace, effective communication is a fundamental skill to have. Effective communication not only includes being able to express your thoughts clearly but also listening to and interpreting what others are saying. This is key to building and developing relationships at work and to working effectively in a team.

 

2. Interpersonal Skills

Along with communication skills, the ability to build and maintain professional relationships is an important skill set that employers look for when considering candidates. In addition to this, interpersonal skills are also important to have when networking and whilst working.

 

3. Organisational Skills

Being organised is one of the key skills that employers look for. Your ability to be punctual (time management), prioritise tasks, and managing multiple projects help you stand out from the crowd!

4. Problem-Solving Skills

Having great problem-solving skills can help to increase your career opportunities. It let recruiters/employers see that you are competent as a potential candidate. Being able to use reasoning, creativity, and past experiences to solve problems is important in making you employable.

Tip: Use specific examples in interviews when highlighting these skills!

Check out more tips & tricks on our socials below!

More job hacks:
What are soft skills and why are they important?

What are soft skills and why are they important?

When job searching, we can often overlook the importance of soft skills and focus more on the hard skills we have. However, soft skills are just as, if not more, important than hard skills - they make us employable. Today, we’re going to be talking about soft skills....

Work, Meet Life; Now Balance

Work, Meet Life; Now Balance

  By Saida  Welcome back! We’ve got another segment of job hacks to share with you all. Over the years, I have found it to be hard to find the fine line of balance between work and life – and the older and more independent I become, I find myself scrambling...

How to Get Back up When Life Knocks You Down?

How to Get Back up When Life Knocks You Down?

  By Bemi  How do you get back up when life knocks you down? Look, I get it you have just come out of university, and you worked so hard for that degree, now you are waiting for that big break - your foot in the door, your passport to the future. So you...

Share This