About Employability Skills

About Employability Skills

Employability Skills are the transferable skills you need to make you more employable.

The Confederation of British Industry (CBI) has identified seven employability skills that employers are looking for, in addition to your academic achievements.

  • Self management: professionalism, resilience, time management
  • Teamwork: collaboration, goal setting, reliability, trust, respect
  • Business and customer awareness: big picture of business, customer care, cultures, values, beliefs
  • Problem solving: logical, systematic approach, reasoning, decisiveness
  • Communication and literacy: speaking, listening, reading, writing
  • Application of number: good numeracy skills in workplace settings, practical application, budgeting, finance
  • Application of digital technologies: safeguarding, security, IT Management, awareness of the digital age, use in different sectors, application of ICT

There is also an ‘unwritten skill’ that you need to be able to demonstrate the skill of presenting and promoting yourself well in an interview.