Published on May 30th, 2012 | by Surminga0
10 Skills That Will Get You A Job As A Graduate
their organisations and business’. Depending on the career sector and profession you choose to work within, there could be very specific skills, abilities and knowledge needed to for the job which you are applying for.
However, complementing these are general competences and behaviours that are essential for successful working. They are often overlooked by candidates, but they are the things recruitment professionals want to see evidence of noted within your CV and application
So what are the skills recruiters might be keeping an eye out for with a plethora of applications for job positions? Here are 10 we have listed for you -
1. Commercial awareness (or business acumen)
This is about knowing how a business or industry works and what makes a company tick. Showing that you have an understanding of what the organisation wants to achieve through its products and services, and how it competes in its marketplace.
2. Communication skills
This covers verbal and written communication, and listening. It’s about being clear, concise and focused; being able to tailor your message for the audience and listening to the views of others.
3. Leading a Team
Graduates need to show potential to motivate teams and other colleagues that may work for them. It’s about assigning and delegating tasks well, setting deadlines and leading by good example.
4. Working within a Team
You’ll need to prove that you’re a team player but also have the ability to manage and delegate to others and take on responsibility. It’s about building positive working relationships that help everyone to achieve postive goals and business objectives.
5. Negotiation and persuasion
This is about being able to put forward your way, but also being able to understand where the other person is coming from so that you can both get what you want or need and feel positive about it.
6. Good at Problem solving
You need to display an ability to take a logical and analytical approach to solving problems and resolving issues. It’s also good to show that you can approach problems from different angles.
7. Organisational Skills
This is about showing that you can prioritise, work efficiently and productively, and manage your time well. It’s also good to be able to show employers how you decide what is important to focus on and get done, and how you go about meeting deadlines.
8. Able to work under pressure
This is about keeping calm in a crisis and not becoming too overwhelmed or stressed.
9. Be Confident
In the workplace you need to strike the balance of being confident in yourself but not arrogant, but also have confidence in your colleagues and the company you work for.
10. Perseverance and motivation
Employers want people to have a bit of get-up-and-go. Working life presents many challenges and you need to show employers that you’re the kind of person who will find a way through, even when the going gets tough.