In this day and age, it can be quite challenging to secure a new job. There are lots of applications to complete, deadlines to meet and of course, interviews to be had, no wonder it’s a long and difficult process. It has been known that now more than ever, it can be quite difficult to find a job, which is why we have put together a little blog post listing a few skills that employers look for.
When trying to impress employers, a good place to start is to have a positive attitude. Employers often make snap impressions upon meeting an interviewee and so its best to greet them with a smile and great can-do attitude. Working life presents many challenges and you need to show employers that you’re the kind of person who will find a way through and stay positive.
There’s no I in team, how many times have we heard that? And to be honest, it’s very true. You need to show your potential future employer that you can work proactively in a team environment. You must have the ability to manage and delegate to others and take on responsibility. It’s about building a positive working relationship with you team. A good tip is, when you’re in a job interview, talk about the times where you have had to work collaboratively in a team and how successful you were at it.
One key skill that employers also look for is problem solving. You should be able to display an ability to take a logical and analytical approach to solving problems and resolving issues effectively and efficiently. Showing that you can approach and solve problems from a different perspective is also a great skill to show.
From personal to professional enhancements, employers like to see their employees work on themselves and strive to be the best versions of themselves. At Regent College London we place focus on our students’ personal development, which is why we have created Thinking into Character (TiC) – a suite of transformational programmes. They are designed to aid your personal growth and accelerate your professional success. Led by Dr Selva Pankaj, Principal, Regent College London and trained facilitators, the programmes are unique to Regent College London and are delivered digitally. They are based on indepth, pioneering research into the science and methodology of personal achievement, and includes insights from many inspirational entrepreneurs and leaders from across the globe.
Time Management Skills
Delegating your tasks is a necessity within a busy work environment. You need to be able to prioritise key tasks and only you are able to make the judgement of your workload to do so. If you know that a task needs completing within a certain period of time, you must ensure that you are able to organise your to-do list in an effective manner. Meeting deadlines and staying efficient are important to companies in every industry. That makes time management a valuable skill for employees who are often juggling multiple projects at a time.
You may have heard this many times before but that’s because it’s a vital skill employers look for; communication is key! Having strong communication skills in the digital age means solid writing and speaking skills, both in person and over the web with tools like video conferencing and email. You can demonstrate your communication skills in an interview by listening carefully, asking clear and concise questions as well as speaking kindly.
Extra Curricular Skills
Another major skill that employers look for is the skill to continually improve yourself, in a range of different forms and work on aspects outside of work. At Regent College London, we encourage students to take part in our SCOPE Sessions. The Success, Character, Opportunity and Progress Enhancement sessions are exclusively designed for the students of Regent College London. Students are able to take full advantage and gain opportunities for lateral thinking along with further dimensions of development. Each Session is carefully curated with students’ needs and wants at the forefront as well as cover materials within and beyond the scope of awarding bodies curricula. If you’re interested in knowing more, please click here
In this day and age, we are surrounded by technical advancements. Being able to work your way around technical devices will come as a huge benefit. Being comfortable with computers, online research and apps—not to mention industry-specific software—is expected in the workplace today.