Employers of graduates place a high value on identifying people with the necessary skills and abilities for their companies. There may be extremely specific talents, abilities, and knowledge required to complete the job depending on the career area and profession you choose to work in.
These are supplemented by broad competences and behaviours that are required for successful working. These are the crucial employability skills – the fundamental abilities that will enable you to be successful in any career. They’re called transferable talents because you may improve them over time and carry them with you as your career progresses; think of them as your ticket to professional success. To demonstrate these abilities, you’ll need to build on your professional experience.
The next stage is to make a list of your hard skills (professional abilities acquired via schooling and on-the-job training) as well as your behavioral skills (social, personal, and interpersonal attributes). Employers typically want candidates who have a mix of hard and soft skills, as they want to hire people who excel in their respective industries while also working well with others.
Hard skills are abilities that enable you to carry out specific activities and responsibilities in your profession. Formal education, internships or apprenticeships, certification programmes, and on-the-job training are all options. Hard skills are those that are focused on specific procedures or tasks and require the use of specialised tools or software.
Knowing what kind of hard skills there are will help you succeed with your hard skills. We’ve put together a selection of examples for you below:
- Computer abilities- Most jobs now require the use of computers, mobile devices or software applications in some capacity.
- Technical expertise- Technical skills are the abilities, knowledge, or expertise required to perform specific, job-related tasks
- Management potentiality- It requires a unique set of skills to get the best performance out of all employees
- Marketing capability- Marketing Capabilities capture the complex combination of knowledge, processes, ways of working, tools and best practices that make a difference in Brand building.
- Analytical Skills- it is the ability to deconstruct information into smaller categories in order to draw conclusions.
- Accounting knowledge- prepare financial statements and accounting reports for planning, controlling, budgeting and decision-making.
Behavioral skills, in contrast to hard skills, which can be verified and tested, are intangible and impossible to quantify. They are valued for their ability to foster human interactions, which is one of the reasons for their popularity. Building relationships, gaining awareness, and expanding prospects for growth all require soft skills.
Continue reading to find out which soft skills are essential to have and what measures you can take to obtain them.
- Communication- Communication skills are needed to speak appropriately with a wide variety of people.
- Teamwork- Teamwork lets you deliver projects on time and on budget – all from one organized place.
- Adaptability- Adaptability is a soft skill that means being able to rapidly learn new skills and behaviours in response to changing circumstances.
- Problem solving- the process of finding solutions to difficult or complex issues.
- Critical observation- is the ability to notice subtle details that allow us to maneuver situations more tactfully.
- Conflict resolution- It is a way for two or more parties to find a peaceful solution to a disagreement among them.
Mastering these necessary skills can lead to additional work opportunities and, ultimately, more pay. Make the most of your internships and courses by looking for ways to improve your professional and interpersonal skills. Stop by MC Talent Hunt for a drop-in or make an appointment if you’re looking for ways to start building these abilities and receiving hands-on experience in your desired career.