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Employability Skills

Employability skills are the transferable skills needed to make you ‘employable’.

Employability depends on your knowledge, skills, attributes and attitudes, how you use these and present them to employers.

The following have been defined by the CBI (Confederation of British Industry) as employability skills that employers are looking for, in addition to a high level of academic achievement:

  • Self-management
  • Teamwork
  • Business and customer awareness
  • Problem solving
  • Communication and literacy
  • Application of number
  • Application of digital technologies

There is an additional “unwritten skill” that you need to be able to demonstrate the skill of presenting and promoting yourself well in interview.

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