Going for Interviews but not getting the Job?

Worry no more, today I will be giving you some key details that will help you get the job. As a recruitment consultant I get to meet many great candidates that have good resumes and great experience but that is not enough especially when you looking to shift from one job to another.What do employees look for when they are looking to hire? A question that I come across everyday with candidates. Well, besides meeting the minimum qualification one needs to have employability skills.

What am I talking about?, employability skills can be defined as the transferable skills needed by an individual to make them ’employable’. Along with good technical understanding and subject knowledge, employers often outline a set of skills that they want from an employee.  Below are some key employability skills that I look out for when recruiting.

  • Commercial awareness
    An understanding of how organizations work, the issues which they face and the role of people within them.
  • Communication
    The ability to impart or interchange thoughts, opinions, or information by speech, writing, or signs.
  • Customer care
    Making the customer or client feel valued: the most visible aspect of an organization’s performance.
  • Integrity
    Honesty and the display of moral and ethical principles.
  • Initiative
    The ability to begin or to follow through energetically with a plan or task.
  • Leadership
    The ability to organize, inspire and motivate a group of people towards the achievement of a goal.
  • Problem solving
    The ability to work through the details of a problem to reach a solution.
  • Project management
    The process of planning, monitoring and controlling, in relation to a particular project
  • Teamwork
    Working collaboratively with a group of people in order to achieve a common goal.
  • Time management
    The ability to manage time and prioritize to be more productive and efficient in completing tasks.

Next time you are interviewing for a job remember to bring out the employability skills and give it your all in the interview for you to stand out from the rest.