The world of work is rapidly changing due to the forces of technology and globalization, which is having an impact on employability skills. What does this mean for the companies that are looking for the best new graduates to take graduate positions at their organization? It means employers are looking for the technical skills that are gained from studies, such as engineering skills or IT skills. However, they are also looking for other skills, that are sometimes known as employability skills, or soft skills.  

Top 9 Employability Skills

  1. Communication skills
  2. Teamwork skills
  3. Innovation and creativity
  4. Problem-solving skills
  5. Initiative
  6. Planning and organization skills
  7. Professionalism
  8. Ability to use tools and technology
  9. Intercultural understanding

  When you study, consider how critical these skills will be for your future career. And think about how you might be able to get involved in volunteer or charity work that allows you to develop these skills while you study. In many cases, it will be the students who can demonstrate competence in these employability skills that will have the best stories to tell during the job interview and ultimately get the best jobs.