Employability Skills

Hey guys! Here goes another Blog. I’m almost halfway

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done my high school, I’m at the point where I should think about getting a job. I’m sure I won’t be able to find my dream job at this age but I need to work for experience. I don’t really have a dream job yet but I do am a little interested in becoming a general surgeon. Since I’m only 15, I can’t really work in a clinic as a receptionist or anything but I can volunteer at the hospital. I can get to experience the environment around the hospital and contribute something to the society.

As a person looking for a job, you must understand the meaning of employability skills. Employability skills can be defined as important skills needed by an individual to make them ’employable’. They are the skills and attitudes that enable employees to get along with their colleagues, to make critical decisions, solve problems and develop respect.

Communication skills are part of the most important skills every employer is usually looking for. Employers always look for people who can communicate well by writing and by talking. It matters how persuasive you are and how you deal with your customers.

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Critical thinking is another skill employers look for in their candidates. Critical thinking includes decision making, problem-solving, gathering reliable information, evaluating the information and then finding the appropriate solution. This is an important skill for every job; you need to be confident and think critically to be successful in any job. Another one would be Teamwork, It’s always important for an individual to know how to work with others.

Now let’s talk about the hard and soft skills. Hard skills are specific skills, such as your expertise in medical or business. Whereas, soft skills are more like how well you get along with people and you communicate with others. the both have the same amount significance. In order to be successful in a job, you must have a balance of both.

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An important thing with jobs is that they change over time, many jobs are replaced by new ones. Currently, there are careers and skills that most likely didn’t exist 10-15 years ago and surely we will have jobs in 10-15 years that don’t exist now. I personally don’t think this is a problem because as technology advances so do we and employability skills are the basic skills we need to be successful at a job.

 

 

Sources:

https://www.skillsyouneed.com/general/employability-skills.html

https://www.skillsyouneed.com/general/soft-skills.html

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