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What is employability?
Transcript of What is employability?
"A set of attributes, skills and knowledge that all labour market participants should possess to ensure they have the capability of being effective in the workplace - to the benefit of themselves, their employer and the wider community"
Translating ideas into action
Responds positively to change
Able to cope with challenges
Thriving off challenges
Able to work under pressure
Shares information & knowledge
Presenting a positive personal image
Able to prioritise
Manage own workload
Planning and organising
Open to new ideas
Eager to progress
Personal vision & goals
Aware of strengths & weaknesses
Aware of motivators
Makes things happen
Desire to succeed
Able to work independently
Subject specific knowledge
Vocation-specific knowledge or experience
Technical skills or experience
Critical thinking ability
Reasoning & logic
Ability to analyse and synthesise information
Ability to evaluate
Writing, speaking, listening
Giving & accepting feedback
Contributing to discussion
Being responsible to others
Inspire & motivate others
Awareness of own and others'
cultural beliefs and values
Understanding, appreciating and valuing the differences between individuals and different backgrounds
Awareness of the impact of own culture on perceptions
Focus on needs of customers
or other stakeholders
Striving to improve products or service
Communicating clearly with stakeholders
Able to represent the organisation
Attention to detail
Eye for detail
See things through
Logical & practical
Able to adapt to changing circumstances
Work under pressure
Manage multiple tasks simultaneously
Handle conflicting demands
Up to date with sector/ industry
Has relevant work experience
Competent IT user
Able to apply general numeracy skills
Good with numbers
Familiar with a range of media
Able to use databases and spreadsheets
Familiar with common software packages
Ability to influence others
"A quality or feature regarded as
a characteristic or inherent part
of someone or something."
"the ability, coming from one's
knowledge, practice, aptitude, etc.,
to do something well"
1. Information and skills acquired through experience or education;
the theoretical or practical understanding of a subject.
2. What is known in a particular field or in total; facts and information.
We have listed some examples of the types of knowledge which will help your employability. This is not exhaustive and will vary hugely from sector to sector, but gives a general overview of the range of knowledge-related aspects of employability you should consider.
Building customer relationships
In this Prezi, we explore some of the skills, attributes and knowledge which are most frequently requested by graduate recruiters.
Each of these has related factors, or alternative descriptions in the surrounding circle.
You do not necessarily have to possess all of these; this can help you assess your employability and identify the words to look out for in job descriptions.
For more detail on some of the most sought-after skills and attributes see 'more in this section' on the right of this page.
Social/ cultural sensitivity
Able to work independently
Jessica Henderson, August 2012