What Are Your Key Skills? Identifying Qualities That Get You A Job

Make the best impression on employers.

A quick glance at any job advert will let you know that employers are looking for individuals who hold key skills, experience and perhaps even qualifications. In welcoming applications from candidates who hold these key skills, the employer hopes to make their recruitment process easier, only engaging with suitable candidates.

However, as an individual, do you know what your key skills are? Do you know if you lack the key skills that employers are looking for in a role or roles you want to obtain?

The most effective way for you to become a more attractive candidate for clients is to determine what skills and qualifications you currently own and then work towards developing the skills, qualifications and experience that employers want.

Training and development is ideal to improve your key skills, but it is important you undertake relevant training. Not all courses are right for you or of benefit to people looking to reach a certain level. Take the time to evaluate suitable training that will help you move from your current skill set to a level that will help you become the ideal candidate for a role you want.

Employers want personal attributes in an employee

Of course, it would be wrong to assume that employers only look at skills, qualification and experience. What you are like as a person also matters and the following personal attributes are important for employers:

  • Confidence
  • Being proactive
  • Adaptability
  • Resilience
  • Positivity

These are traits that will place you in a good position for the vast majority of roles, pleasing all employers. Certain roles may require candidates who are creative or are able to be empathetic, which means these traits will be admired, but the attributes listed above are good for all candidates to have.

It is important to remember that skills and qualifications are not the sole features employers look for in a potential employer. A highly skilled individual who is incapable of working with others has no value for a company. A rival candidate who was less qualified and skilled but was capable of working as a team and who would have a positive influence on their surroundings would be a better option for a firm.

Think about everything you can offer to a company

Therefore, it is important to not become solely focused on skills and qualifications. It is important to be qualified for the role, but you must also have a personality that fits with a company culture and which ensures you can operate within an organisation.

It isn’t always easy to self-evaluate and you may not see yourself as others see you. Therefore, it can be helpful to undertake training or development courses which allow you to develop new skills while also allowing you to examine the skills and traits you currently own.

Working alongside others in a training environment, in a slightly less pressurised version of your standard working environment, can provide you with a platform for successful growth and development.

No matter what job you want to obtain, it is vital that you know you offer to an employer. It is also good to know what you can work on, so you can show that you are undertaking personal development. Companies like to see people being proactive with respect to their development and if you can identify gaps that can be removed in your qualifications or your personality, this will mark you out as a suitable candidate.

Anyone looking for assistance in training and development will find that Global Solution Services can help. We offer a range of courses and can provide a tailored solution that ensures you develop your skills and confidence in key areas, helping you to obtain a job.

Statement from GSS Directors on Covid-19

Statement from GSS Directors – Centre closures from 30th March 2020

Following the recent announcements made by UK Government, we would like to keep you updated on the changes GSS has made and the measures we have put in place to protect the well-being and safety of all our learners, customers and staff.

As of 30th March 2020 all GSS delivery sites will be closed. However, we are still fully operational and will be running Careers Advice and Guidance alongside Training via skype calls, video conferencing and on-line services to ensure all our customers, learners and trainees can still access our service.

These are indeed exceptional circumstances and we are working tirelessly behind the scenes to respond to the latest policy changes in some of our working procedures, and continue to prepare online material and resources to ensure minimum disruption to our service

We will continue to deliver Online Training and support going forward.

For further support please contact us on: 0844 745 2001 or 0208 665 4296

We are here to support you

We understand these are very difficult and anxious times for everyone, and urge you to stay home and keep safe, and to relieve the burden on the emergency services.

We will support as much as we can – if you have any concerns please email us on info@globalsolutionservices.co.uk

We look forward to welcoming you all back to face to face meetings and training as soon as we can. In the meantime, stay home, stay safe and we will see you through our on-line channels.

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