Know the common skills needed to do most jobs. It’s good to think about these skills when you plan to appear in any competitive examination. you will have to demonstrate to employers that you have the discipline-specific technical skills they require, as well as the broader range of employability skills. Your employability skills provide the link between your academic studies and employable skills.
- Communication, listen & understand. speak clearly & directly, write to the needs of the audience, use numeracy effectively, establish & use networks, persuade effectively, negotiate positively, empathize, be assertive, share information, read independently
- Teamwork, contribute to productive working relationships and outcomes, work with people of different ages, gender, race, religion, or political persuasion, know how to define a role in the team, apply teamwork skills to a range of situations, identify the strengths of team members each, mentor and give feedback
Problem-solving, apply problem-solving strategies across a range of areas, develop creative, innovative solutions, develop practical solutions show independence and initiative in identifying problems and solving them, solve problems in teams, apply a range of strategies to problem-solving, use mathematics including budgeting and financial management to solve problems, test assumptions relevant to the specific situation resolve customer concerns concerning complex project issues
Self-management, have a personal vision and goals, evaluate and monitor your performance, have knowledge and confidence in your ideas and vision, take responsibility
Planning and organizing, understand short-term and long-term planning, manage time and priorities – set timelines, coordinate tasks for yourself and with others, take initiative and make decisions, adapt resources to cope with contingencies.establish clear project goals and deliverables allocate people and other resources to tasks plan the use of resources including time management participate in continuous improvement and planning processes develop a vision and a proactive plan to accompany it predict –weigh up risk, evaluate alternatives and apply evaluation criteria collect, analyze and organize information understand basic business systems and their relationships
Technology has a range of basic IT skills apply IT as a management tool use IT to organize data be willing to learn new IT skills be aware of the impact of technology on your field and ensure your skills are up to date
- Learning has the enthusiasm for ongoing learning manage your learning be open to new ideas and techniques be prepared to invest time and effort in learning new skills acknowledge the need to learn to accommodate change be willing to learn in any setting – on and off the job contribute to the learning community at the workplace use a range of mediums to learn – mentoring, peer support, networking, information technology, courses applying learning to technical issues and people issues
- Initiative and enterprise translate new ideas into action identify opportunities not obvious to others adapt to new situations develop a strategic, creative, long-term vision be creative generate a range of options initiate innovative solutions preparing for a job interview.