Employability skills

Qualifications and technical skills alone are often not enough to help you get the job you want. Australian employers have identified a set of Employability Skills that they look for when both hiring candidates and promoting employees.

These 'Employability Skills' are considered essential to successful workplace performance regardless of the industry or vocation, and include:

  • Communication
  • Teamwork
  • Problem solving
  • Initiative and enterprise
  • Planning and organising
  • Self management
  • Learning
  • Technology

If you want to boost your chances of standing out from the crowd when applying for a job, you need to seriously consider engaging in activities that help you develop these skills.

First year students take note - it is never too early to start! Proven ways to boost your employability include getting involved in one or a combination of the following: