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What are employers are looking for?

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Most employers are looking for the following. Think about how you might demonstrate and hone these skills.

  • Willingness to learn
  • Commitment
  • Dependability
  • Self-motivation
  • Teamwork
  • Oral communication skills
  • Cooperation
  • Written communication skills
  • Drive / Energy
  • Self-management
  • Desire to achieve / Motivation
  • Problem solving
  • Analytical ability
  • Flexibility
  • Initiative
  • Can summarise key issues
  • Logical argument
  • Business awareness
  • Numeracy
  • Adaptability

Source: Harvey L. et al. (1997), Graduate Work, organisational change and students attributes, CRQ, University of Central England.