Boosting your employability skills
Often known as ‘soft skills’, employability skills are a core set of competencies expected and sought by employers for any position of responsibility and influence
They relate to our ability to interpret the world around us, relate to people effectively and to set, then meet, organisational goals.
We have explained the eight core employability skills that typically recognised across all job sectors, and listed under essential and desired qualities in job descriptions. Recruiters have different priorities in the balance of skills according to the role and organisation. We suggest finding out as much as possible about what is wanted as you explore potential roles, and do more careful research before applying.
Under each skill is a list of ways to prove or improve this skill, all of which are achievable while studying or working at Oxford and include remote-working opportunities.