From commercial awareness to confidence, find out the top 10 skills you need to get a graduate job or training scheme place, plus how to develop them. With so many graduates now on the market, employers will look for evidence of skills and work experience, which will make you stand out from the crowd. Start gathering them now or work on what you've got so you are ready to impress recruiters.
On the positive front, graduate employers expect to provide training to their graduate hires to make up any shortfall in soft skills. According to ISE, most employers believe that most key soft skills can be learnt within a year.
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Top tips for developing the skills employers want:
Make the most of university life and extracurricular activities to develop your general skills.
Plan early to get relevant work experience and voluntary work which will give you transferable skills that will make you work ready. .
Network! Use family, friends and contacts to get work experience and to find out more about career areas that interest you.
Sign up for relevant courses and workshops; get help from a careers adviser to write a CV that really showcases your competencies and abilities.
Take advantage of careers fairs and employer presentations. Talk direct to recruiters to find out what they look for.
Always do your homework before applying for jobs. Research your potential employer, it will help you identify the skills and competencies a particular organisation places most emphasis on. In turn, you can tailor your application so that it stands out. As a starting point, use the employer hubs on targetjobs.co.uk!