So what are the key employability skills that employers are demanding from candidates?
Required Job Skills for a specific Position
Every job has a list of desired or required skills.
In general, employers will look for honesty, integrity, flexibility, tenacity, strong work ethics, responsibility, loyalty, motivated, and energetic personality with a positive attitude.
For every job opening, the employer will attempt to find the candidate that matches needs closely. Sometimes there are two equally qualified candidates. In those cases the employer may look beyond the required skills to the additional skills that may be valuable to the employer.
7 Important Job skills in today’s job market
What are the most important employability skills?
Let’s have a look,
1. Communication Skills
This includes effective verbal, listening, and written skills. This is by far the number one skill employers mention. Successful communication is essential if one wants to run a successful business.
2. Analytical Skills and Research Skills
This with the employees ability to assess situations, gather necessary information, identify key issues, and then address those issues. This requires a combination of analytical and research skills.
3. Computer Skills and Technical Skills
These days almost all jobs require an employee to have a basic understanding of how to use a computer and the relevant software such as email, word processing, and spreadsheets. Other positions will require a more in-depth level of computer skill and/or technical skills.
4. Leadership and Management Skills
They say some are natural born leaders, but then again others have learned to be great leaders and managers. You’ll see many job positions asking for “goal driven leaders” or “able to mobilize and organize,” etc. The leadership and management skills of a company will lead to success or failure. Those with these skills will also find there are more opportunities for promotion and advancement.
5. Interpersonal Skills
While often overlooked, interpersonal skills are very important to a company, as it is these skills that allow for employees to interact and relate to co-workers. It is also these skills that can create inspiration, resolve conflict, and essentially make a day at the office run smoothly. Relationship building is very important within a company.
6. Planning and Organizing Skills
The ability to design, plan, organize, and implement a project or a number of projects within a specified period of time, is paramount to the success of a business. Thus these skills will be requested of many employees, not just management or those in the leadership role.
7. Problem Solving Skills
Employers may require employees to have problem solving skills to be able to carry out their job. This involves drawing on past experiences, logic, reasoning, and creativity, all of which when combined can result in good problem solving skills.
Employability skills are critical traits that are necessary in the workforce.
Some skill will be required prior to getting the job, while other skills can be learned along the way.
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