Boosting your employability
Often known as ‘soft skills’, these 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.
Covid-19 has brought worry about career development for many people, and for others it has cast a new light on related professional plans.
For reassurance and practical tips, listen to Herminia Ibarra's webinar ‘Taking advantage of the coronavirus disruption to rethink (and possibly reinvent) your career' (recorded on Tuesday 14 April at the London Business School)