EMPLOYABILITY SKILLS: KEY TO YOUR JOB SEARCH & WORKPLACE SUCCESS

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You may have been investing on your technical skills, degrees, and acquiring great grades. While it is great to invest your time and effort on the technical or hard skills, equally important are the employability skills that will help you get a job, maintain a job and successfully add value to any company and eventually help you with your career growth.  

Employability skills are sometimes called soft skills, foundational skills, essential skills, work-readiness skills, or job-readiness skills. Employability skills refer to a set of transferable skills and key personal attributes which are highly valued by employers and essential for effective performance in the workplace behaviors.

These personal attributes that enhance an individual’s interactions, career prospects and work performance across all industry types are necessary for every job and are a combination of social skills, interaction skills, personality traits and people skills., rather than job-specific. Employability skills are common to all work roles and workplaces

Employers value employability skills because they are linked to how you get along with coworkers and customers, your job performance, and your career success. Those skills allow you to communicate with coworkers, solve problems, understand your role within the team, make responsible choices, and take charge of your own career. Some of the essential employability skills include:            

  1. JOB READINESS
  2. COMMUNICATION
  3. COLLABORATION/TEAMWORK
  4. FLEXIBILITY/ADAPTABILITY
  5. PROBLEM SOLVING
  6. LEADERSHIP.
  7. PRESENTATION AND  MORE

If you are job searching and become successful at your job, you need to work on improving the skills you have, invest time in learning and practicing these essential employability skills. What employability skills has helped you find a job, keep a job or do better at it? If you are working now, what have you done or are you doing that actually helped you retain it? Please share your thoughts Icanjobs3@gmail.com or on our telegram channel https://t.me/iCANJOB.