Graduate employers place a lot of emphasis on finding candidates with the right skills and competencies for their organizations. Depending on the career sector and profession you choose to work in, there could be very specific skills, abilities and knowledge needed to do the job.

Top ten skills graduate recruiters want are:

1.      Commercial awareness (or business acumen)

This is about knowing how a business or industry works and what makes a company tick. You can take up a course on BUSINESS ACUMEN .

2.      Communication skills

This covers verbal and written communication, and listening. It’s about being clear, concise and focused; being able to tailor your message for the audience and listening to the views of others. You can take up a course on COMMUNICATION SKILLS

3.      Negotiation and persuasion skills

This is about being able to set out what you want to achieve and how, but also being able to understand where the other person is coming from so that you can both get what you want or need and feel positive about it. You can take up a course on NEGOTIATION SKILLS.

4.      Problem solving skills

You need to display an ability to take a logical and analytical approach to solving problems and resolving issues. It’s also good to show that you can approach problems from different angles.

5.      Leadership skills

You may not be a manager straight away, but graduates need to show potential to motivate teams and other colleagues that may work for them. It’s about assigning and delegating tasks well, setting deadlines and leading by good example. You can take up a course on LEADERSHIP SKILLS.