What skills do employers want

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What skills do employers want

  1. 1. What skills do employers want?Several surveys have asked employers about the skills they are looking for in their employees. Here are some of thethings they identified: Survey ThreeSurvey One Survey Two Abilities & skills employers wantCommunication Willingness to learn Drive / energy - the desire to get things done Dependability / Motivation - enthusiasm, a willingness to ask questions, keenWorking with others Reliability to do that little bit extra on each job Communication skills - the ability to expalin things clearly,Information handling Self-motivation through speech and in writing, in your own and, increasingly, anothers languageInformation Determination - someone who will not back off when a problem Team worktechnology or situation gets tough Communication skills Confidence - ability to relate to people at all levels, friendly,Numeracy (oral) open and honest in their communications Communication skills Reliability - follows up and doesnt rely on others to ensure thatBusiness awareness (written) a job is done Analytical ability - doesnt jump to the first solution that IT Skills presents itself Honesty / Integrity - a willingness to take responsibility for your Numeracy skills actions Drive / energy Pride in a job well done - someone who is attentive to detail Dedication - does whatever it takes in time and effort to ensure Self-management a successful result Desire to achieve / Listening skills - to understand and take account of alternative motivation points of view Commercial awareness - knows what makes money and saves Problem-solving ability moneyThe surveys have used different words, but there are patterns in what employers are saying.http://www.careers4graduates.org/changing/employerswant.php

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