Skills employers are looking for

Employers are continuously emphasising the additional skills much sought after in addition to a good degree. Students work hard academically, but it’s important to utilise the support available at the University to upskill and gain these in-demand skills.

Read through each skill and think about where you have experience in applying the skill. If you haven’t got much experience in certain skills, look at our links which recommend what you can do to develop these skills and join the different industry experts at TG Consulting to learn more about these 10 sought after skills by employers. In all of the online workshops, experienced recruitment consultants at TG Consulting will help you present your own experiences and relate them to the skills you’re commonly asked for on application forms or in interviews which will help you stand out during the recruitment process.

Each online workshop has been commissioned by Careers and Employment and exclusively designed for University of Hertfordshire students and graduates. Click here to find more about each consultant.

Commercial awareness

Commercial awareness

Are you aware of developments and events in the business and commercial world?...

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Business Appropriate Communication

Business Appropriate Communication

Communication is a key skill. Are you able to express yourself clearly and confidently?...

Read more about business appropriate communication
Emotional Intelligence

Emotional Intelligence

Developing emotional intelligence can help you to enhance relationships, achieve goals and accomplish career success....

Read more about emotional intelligence
Negotiation and Influencing

Negotiation and Influencing

The ability to influence others and negotiate effectively is an essential skill that will be useful throughout your career. Understanding the techniques and bes...

Read more about negotiation and influencing
Self-Awareness

Self-Awareness

Are you aware of your strengths and weaknesses? Have you the confidence to self-evaluate and take control of your personal development?...

Read more about self-awareness
Teamwork

Teamwork

Can you work effectively as part of a team to achieve a goal?...

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Interpersonal skills

Interpersonal skills

Interpersonal skills are interlinked with the way you communicate. These major communication skills and behaviours are sought after by employers around the worl...

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Time Management and Planning

Time Management and Planning

Are you able to manage and prioritise your workload so you can successfully complete tasks and meet deadlines?...

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Creative Problem Solving

Creative Problem Solving

Are you a creative thinker, with analytical, time management and good teamwork skills?...

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Resilience

Resilience

Resilience can make all the difference in where you work, how you work, and your progression within that organization....

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Skills during the recruitment process

Skills during the recruitment process

The "From Learner to Earner" webinar series hosted by award-winning author and recruitment and employability specialist...

Read more about interview skills
Skills in the Covid Situation

Skills in the Covid Situation

A series of interactive online workshops to help students and graduates understand how to navigate their career planning during and after COVID-19....

Read more about skills in the covid situation