Having a degree in the current job market isn't enough! That is the message being given by employers. They want to see applicants with the right mix of academic ability, skills and experience.
After carrying out a range of research from employers and various studies, we have listed the top ten skills that appear time and time again:
- Communication: Ability to express yourself clearly and confidently through the spoken and written word.
- Teamwork: To work effectively and confidently within a group.
- Planning, Organising and Time Management: Ability to manage self and / or others, resources and time in order to complete tasks and goals to schedule.
- Analysing and Problem Solving: Ability to gather information in a systematic way from a variety of sources in order to establish facts; identifying possible cause and drawing conclusions from a situation or problem.
- Initiative: Take responsibility and ownership of own work, identify opportunities and be proactive in putting forward own ideas.
- Self Awareness: To identify your own skills, achievements, abilities, interests, values, motivations and weaknesses.
- Flexibility: Ability to adapt and change to different situations and environments.
- Numerical Interpretation: To understand and be able to extract appropriate meaning from numerical data.
- Action Planning: Understanding the steps that need to be taken to achieve specific targets and goals.
- Personal Impact and Confidence: Present a strong, professional image which commands the respect of others.