10 Basic Skills Needed To Work Effectively In Any Industry

Employers place a lot of emphasis on finding candidates with the right skills and competencies for their organizations. Depending on the career sector and profession you choose to work in, there could be very specific skills, abilities, and knowledge needed to do the job. However, complementing these are general competencies and behaviours that are essential for successful working. There are core skills that will make you effective at work, whatever job you do. They are sometimes referred to as transferable skills because you develop them over time and take them with you as your career develops; think of them as your passport to career success. You’ll need to draw on your work experience to give evidence of these skills. Here are 10 general basic employability skills needed to work effectively in any industry:

  1. Basic IT Skills (Microsoft word, excel/ powerpoint)
  2. Commercial awareness
  3. Communication
  4. Teamwork
  5. Problem Solving
  6. Leadership
  7. Organization
  8. Ability to work under pressure
  9. Motivation/Perseverance
  10. Negotiation/Persuasion

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