You probably think that just because you are a graduate, that has given you an edge over some job seekers in the job market. I am sorry to burst your bubble, but this is not the case. Whether you are a graduate or not, there are some skills which are very vital to have.
According to Justus Ng’etich, a Recruitment manager at Corporate Staffing Services, apart from the academic qualifications, every graduate need to have soft skills. These are people skills that you will need in any organization, either to deal with clients, your colleagues or even your superiors.
What are some of the skills that graduates cannot afford to be without?
Skills That You Need In Your Job Search
1. Computer Skills
We are living in a digital world and it would be unwise to ignore some of the basics of using a computer. This is because every job you apply for will require a technical skill in order to be performed with efficiency.
Some of the skills you will need to know include Microsoft Office, Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint. You will also need to have some knowledge of photo and video editing. This will come in handy as soft skills when you are job searching.
As unbelievable as this sounds, some job seekers do not even know how to make simple online applications or even sending an email. Make sure that you familiarize yourself with these basic skills to avoid losing out on job opportunities.
2. Communication Skills
This is a soft skill that is more important than any other. This is because you will use it everywhere you go on your job search and also in the workplace. You have to practice this skill often in order to perfect it and master it.
As easy as this sounds, it is a bit complicated. It involves knowing how to talk, write and listen effectively and professionally. This is what will set you apart from all the other job seekers out there.
3. Team Work
Are you the kind of a person who thinks that to succeed you have to do it alone? It is time to change your mindset. Employers out there want to know that you can play well with others in a group setting to achieve set goals.
This is a skill that you can easily develop while you are still at campus. You can even practice this skill while you are socializing with friends and family.
Learn some of these skills and equip yourself better for the job market