Congratulations to the final year students of the Faculty of
Economics, graduation is behind you. There are
several opportunities of work but do not expect not to face some challenges. Finding the first job is
becoming significantly difficult as the job market is more and more competitive, espectially in economic sector.
speaking, besides having a good qualification, graduates need to equip
themselves with the skills to pass in the first interview as well as to succeed
in the future career. There
are five key skills that employers want you to have, no matter what field
you’re pursuing- marketing, banking or accounting.
the analysis of 250,000 job adverts in economic sector, it shows that 81% of ads required good communication skills in a
successful candidate. Now in a complex workplace environment - you need to be
able to effectively communicate with your partners, your suppliers, your peers and your managers, be it in a verbal or
might have heard of the term ‘cultural fit’ because it’s a hot topic in
recruitment these days. If a new employee could potentially ‘fit’ in with the
current team, there is a better chance of them blossoming, working harder and
more efficiently and, in turn, staying at the company longer. Now you can’t change
who you are, but by building some confidence, and improving your communication
(and listening) skills, you will in turn be seen as a better team player.
3. Problem solving
solving is about being able to find solutions when faced with difficulties or
setbacks. Even if you can’t think of a solution straight away, you need to have
a logical process for figuring things out.
of ways you can develop or improve your problem solving skills include:
- doing research assignments as
part of your studies
- dealing with complaints at your
- doing a study skills course
that looks at problem solving
- talking to other people about
how they solved the problems they faced.
is about getting on with your work without someone having to check up on you
every five minutes. You should also be able to stay on top of your own
deadlines and be able to delegate tasks to other people to make sure things get
done on time.
of ways that you can develop or improve your self-management skills include:
- doing a work experience
placement or internship
- asking for new responsibilities
- developing a study schedule and
sticking to it
- joining a volunteer
5. International awareness and language skills
Graduate applicants are widely seen by employers as being the
weakest when it comes to their language skills and international awareness.
In fact, 39 percent of recruiters expressed dissatisfaction with
graduates’ international awareness, and 47 percent with their language skills.
As more and more businesses expand their operations across
geographical and cultural boundaries, graduate applicants are under growing
pressure to develop international experience and learn a new language before
they enter the workplace.