What do employers want?Find a job
Knowing what your employer is looking for can make your job hunt a lot easier.
While each employer will have their own specifications, generally they're on the look out for a mix of hard and soft skills that not only helps you accel in your role, but also bond with your colleagues and form meaningful relationships. Here's a list of some of the most common skills and attributes that employers will be on the look out for in your CV:
- Willingness to learn
- Oral communication skills
- Written communication skills
- Drive / Energy
- Desire to achieve / Motivation
- Problem solving
- Analytical ability
- Can summarise key issues
- Logical argument
- Business awareness
Source: Harvey L. et al. (1997), Graduate Work, organisational change and students attributes, CRQ, University of Central England.