TOP 10 EMPLOYABILITY SKILLS EMPLOYERS WANT
Employability skills are highly valued by employers and are the keys to succeeding in today’s workplace. Every employer is looking for a specific set of skills that match the skills necessary to perform a particular job. But beyond these job-specific technical skills, there are certain employability skills that are sought by all employers. Learning about these job ready skills may be the most important thing you can do for yourself to get yourself ‘street smart’ and ‘job ready’.
HOW TO FIND A JOB WHEN YOU DON’T HAVE ANY EXPERIENCE
You can’t get the job without the experience but you can’t get the experience without the job - is one of the great career Catch-22s. One of the keys to getting a job without experience is recognising that when you apply for any job you will be evaluated along two different dimensions: your potential to add value in the future and your track record in the area most central to the job. This lesson shows you how to get your foot in the door when you don't have any previous work experience.
HOW TO WRITE A RESUME THAT ROCKS!
Resumes that rock make you stand out from the crowd. They showcase your talents, skills and personality and tell the employer why you’re the best person for the job! When presenting a resume to a prospective employer, you are essentially selling yourself. This includes not only selling your qualifications and abilities relevant to the job you are seeking, but also selling your character, personality, and what makes you unique. Here’s how to write a resume that rocks!
5 STEPS TO WRITING A KILLER COVER LETTER
You’ve found the perfect job, your resume and references are all lined up and ready to go, and now there’s just one thing standing between you and hitting “send” on the application: the dreaded cover letter! Very few people actually enjoy writing cover letters. Even if you know the basics (one page, 4-6 paragraphs), it can be tough to dissect what, exactly, an employer is looking for and how to translate that into a few hundred words. Follow these 5 steps and make your next cover letter a killer!
HOW TO MAKE A BRILLIANT IMPRESSION AT THE JOB INTERVIEW
Preparing for a job interview is a job in itself! To be successful in any job interview, you must sell your skills, abilities and most importantly, yourself! And be well prepared. The more prepared you are, the more confident you’ll be. This step-by-step strategy will ensure you’re well prepared to ace your interview. We’ll help you create a great impression from the very first smile to the final handshake.
TOP 10 INTERVIEW QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS
Being interviewed is a skill, but if you do the preparation you should ace it every time. The underlying question in every interview is, “Why should I hire you?” The interviewer’s objective is to assess your credentials and qualifications, form an impression about your personality and determine the degree to which your interests and background correspond with the employer’s hiring needs. So, every answer to every question must demonstrate why you are the best candidate for the job.
HOW TO NAIL YOUR FIRST 30 DAYS IN A NEW JOB
You put together a great resume, rocked the interview, and received a job offer. And, before you know it, your first day has crept up on you and it’s time to head into the office and meet your co-workers for the first time! You are excited and nervous, and that’s normal because the first day at work is critical for making a good impression. Here are our “best foot forward” recommendations to help you to make a great impression for your first 30 days in the job.