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Monday 29 May
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Employability Service

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Employability skills

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What are the top skills employers are looking for?

Self Management

Readiness to accept responsibility, flexibility, resilience, self-starting, appropriate assertiveness, time management, readiness to improve own performance based on feedback/reflective learning.

Team Work

Respecting others, co-operating, negotiating/persuading, contributing to discussions, and awareness of interdependence with others.

Business and Commercial Awareness

Basic understanding of the key drivers for business success - including the importance of innovation and taking calculated risks and the need to provide customer satisfaction and build customer loyalty.

Problem Solving

Analysing facts and situations and applying creative thinking to develop appropriate solutions.

Communication and Literacy

Application of literacy, ability to produce clear, structured written work and oral literacy including listening and questioning.

Application of Basic IT Skills

Including familiarity with word processing, spreadsheets, file management and use of internet search engines.

Numeracy

Manipulation of numbers, general mathematical awareness and its application in practical contexts (e.g. measuring, weighing, estimating and applying formulae).

Project Management

Planning, organising, motivating, and controlling resources to achieve specific goals.

Languages and Cultural Sensitivity

Everyday conversational ability can be useful, as can a general awareness of cultural differences.

Social responsibility

Awareness of current and future societal issues. Able to act for the benefit of others based in an understanding of social and civic responsibilities.