What employers want
When employers are surveyed on the key criteria they use when recruiting graduates, their responses consistently reflect the key personal attributes and transferable skills valued by organisations. The most common skills and attributes sought include:
- Interpersonal skills
- Cultural fit
- Written and oral communication skills
- Initiative and motivation
- Analytical skills
- Organisational and time management skills
- Results orientation
Are you shocked to discover that academic qualifications are not at the top of the list?
Successful engagement at university is not solely about earning good marks. It is also about developing additional skills that make you a 'well-rounded' graduate.
To enhance your employability, be involved with the university and take the initiative to participate in activities that will help to develop and enable you to demonstrate the above-mentioned skills. These can include: