Soft Skills and Non Technical Programs
Employability Skills Program
Employability skills are core skills and traits needed in nearly every job. These are the general skills that make someone employable. Hiring managers almost always look for employees with these skills.
Employability skills sometimes are called foundation skills or job-readiness skills. They are soft skills that allow you to work well with others, apply knowledge to solve problems and fit into any work environment.
Top Five Employability Skills
There are several Employability skills that are of value to employers, but the following five are among the most important. It's important when applying for jobs to convey aptitude in as many of these areas as possible.As well as skills specific to the job you're going for, employers are also looking for general job skills. These are sometimes called 'employability skills' or 'soft skills'. These types of skills will make you stand out.
All employers look for job candidates with strong communication skills. These refer to one's ability to convey information clearly to others. Employers want employees with strong written, verbal, and nonverbal communication skills. Part of being a strong communicator also includes being a good listener; employees need to be able to understand the questions and concerns of their clients and listen to their employer's directions.
Teamwork is important in almost any work setting. If an employee works on a number of group projects, she needs to be able to get along well with others, sharing the workload with colleagues to complete a goal. Even if an employee does not do a lot of team projects.
Critical thinking refers to one's ability to understand, analyze, and interpret information and draw conclusions. In any job, an employee will have to assess situations and solve problems. Employees need to think logically and make reasoned judgments.
Ethics is a broad category that refers to an employee's principles. Companies want employees who understand and follow company rules, are honest and trustworthy and act professionally and responsibly.