BREAKING THE BARRIERS TO
GRADUATE UNEMPLOYMENT:
10 ESSENTIAL SKILLS EMPLOYERS
LOOK FOR IN GRADUATES
Presentation by MD Nan...
GRADUATE SKILLS ISSUES
 Research by the CBI, UK
(CBI/Pertemps, ‘Employment
Trends Survey’, 2006) shows
that almost a thir...
TOP 10 GRADUATE SKILLS
SHORTAGES
“Skills for Graduates in the
21st Century”
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Commercial Awareness
C...
10 ESSENTIAL SKILLS EMPLOYERS LOOK
FOR IN GRADUATES
1. Integrity
2. Commercial Awareness
3. Reliability
4. Problem Solving...
1. INTEGRITY
1. Possession of firm
principles: the quality
of possessing and
steadfastly adhering to
high moral principles...
2. COMMERCIAL AWARENESS
Awareness of the need for
efficiency, costeffectiveness, customer
care and a knowledge of
the mark...
3. RELIABILITY
Being loyal to the
company
Being reliable to be
present when
needed and get
things done
Sacrificing time...
4. PROBLEM SOLVING
Planning/Organising
Being able of finding
solutions to business
problems and
difficulties
Creativity...
5. LEADERSHIP
Taking initiative and
responding to changing
situations
Creating enthusiasm to
let things happen
Acceptin...
6. TEAM WORK
Ability to blend well with
other people and achieve
results.
TEAM=
Together
Each one
Achieves
More
7. COMMUNICATION
Verbal
Written
Presentation
Giving/Accepting
Criticism
Body Language
8. MULTITASKING
Being capable of
effectively handling
two or more tasks at
the same time
Being able to work
effectively
...
9. FOREIGN LANGUAGES
“If you talk to a man
in a language he
understands, that
goes to his head. If
you talk to him in his
...
10. COMPUTER/INTERNET
Word
Power Point
Excel
Outlook
Typing
Internet (e-mail,
research)
MD CONSULT
 FRENCH & ENGLISH
TRANSLATION
 TEACHING
 RESEARCH ASSISTANCE/DATA
ANALYSIS
 PUBLISHING (EDITING,
PROOFREADI...
A MUST READ BOOK
Understanding
Entrepreneurship
Essential qualities of an
entrepreneur
Practical examples of
business o...
CONTACT
Telephone:
0244 722 242
E-mail:
mdconsultgh@gmail.com

MD Nana Sei
MD Consult
Starting Up &
Managing Your Own
Busi...
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10 Essential Skills Employers Look for in Graduates- MD Nana Sei

  1. 1. BREAKING THE BARRIERS TO GRADUATE UNEMPLOYMENT: 10 ESSENTIAL SKILLS EMPLOYERS LOOK FOR IN GRADUATES Presentation by MD Nana Sei Chief Executive Officer, MD Consult University Students Association of Ghana (USAG) Capacity Building Forum@ Accra City Campus, UG. 23rd February 2013
  2. 2. GRADUATE SKILLS ISSUES  Research by the CBI, UK (CBI/Pertemps, ‘Employment Trends Survey’, 2006) shows that almost a third of employers (30%) have problems with graduates’ generic employability skills such as team working, communication and problem solving.  Employers are also disappointed with graduates’ attitude to work (25%), selfmanagement (33%), business awareness (44%) and foreign language skills (49%).
  3. 3. TOP 10 GRADUATE SKILLS SHORTAGES “Skills for Graduates in the 21st Century” 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Commercial Awareness Communication Skills Leadership Ability to work in a team Problem solving Conceptual ability Subject Knowledge & competence Foreign languages Numeracy Good general education % of employers surveyed 67% 64% 33% 33% 32% 21% 19% 19% 19% 15% Source: Association of Graduate Recruiters , UK, “Skills for
  4. 4. 10 ESSENTIAL SKILLS EMPLOYERS LOOK FOR IN GRADUATES 1. Integrity 2. Commercial Awareness 3. Reliability 4. Problem Solving 5. Leadership 6. Team Work 7. Communication 8. Multitasking 9. Foreign Languages 10. Computer/Internet
  5. 5. 1. INTEGRITY 1. Possession of firm principles: the quality of possessing and steadfastly adhering to high moral principles or professional standards (Encarta Dictionary)
  6. 6. 2. COMMERCIAL AWARENESS Awareness of the need for efficiency, costeffectiveness, customer care and a knowledge of the market place in which the company operates id est current economic climate and major competitors.
  7. 7. 3. RELIABILITY Being loyal to the company Being reliable to be present when needed and get things done Sacrificing time and comfort to get things done
  8. 8. 4. PROBLEM SOLVING Planning/Organising Being able of finding solutions to business problems and difficulties Creativity Innovation
  9. 9. 5. LEADERSHIP Taking initiative and responding to changing situations Creating enthusiasm to let things happen Accepting responsibility for mistakes and wrong decisions
  10. 10. 6. TEAM WORK Ability to blend well with other people and achieve results. TEAM= Together Each one Achieves More
  11. 11. 7. COMMUNICATION Verbal Written Presentation Giving/Accepting Criticism Body Language
  12. 12. 8. MULTITASKING Being capable of effectively handling two or more tasks at the same time Being able to work effectively independently and under pressure
  13. 13. 9. FOREIGN LANGUAGES “If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his own language, that goes to his heart.” Nelson Mandela
  14. 14. 10. COMPUTER/INTERNET Word Power Point Excel Outlook Typing Internet (e-mail, research)
  15. 15. MD CONSULT  FRENCH & ENGLISH TRANSLATION  TEACHING  RESEARCH ASSISTANCE/DATA ANALYSIS  PUBLISHING (EDITING, PROOFREADING)  BUSINESS WRITING  CREATIVE WRITING  INTERVIEW & ASSESSMENT CENTER COACHING  LEADERSHIP MENTORING & COACHING  EVENT MANAGEMENT.
  16. 16. A MUST READ BOOK Understanding Entrepreneurship Essential qualities of an entrepreneur Practical examples of business opportunities Raising Capital (money) for your business Managing your business Business Plan Template
  17. 17. CONTACT Telephone: 0244 722 242 E-mail: mdconsultgh@gmail.com MD Nana Sei MD Consult Starting Up & Managing Your Own Business

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