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What employability skills are employers looking for in their new employees?

Employability skills are those basic skills necessary for getting, keeping and doing well on a job. Employers now seek for their employees to possess employability skills in addition to academic qualifications. Employability skills, while categorized in many different ways, are generally divided into three skill sets: (a) basic academic skills, (b) higher-order thinking skills and (c) personal qualities. The three skill sets are typically broken down into more detailed skill sets.


Basic Academic
Thinking Skills
Personal Qualities
  • Reading
  • Writing
  • Science
  • Math
  • Oral Communication
  • Listening
  • Learning
  • Reasoning
  • Thinking Creatively
  • Decision Making
  • Problem Solving
  • Responsible
  • Self Confident
  • Self Control
  • Team Player
  • Honest
  • Integrity
  • Adaptable and
  • Flexible
  • Team Spirit
  • Punctual and Efficient
  • Self Directed
  • Good Work Attitude
  • Well Groomed
  • Cooperative
  • Self Motivated

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