Employers are looking for a specific set of technical skills that applicants can bring to a position in order to be able to master the functions of the job. These will differ depending on the position. However, there are a number of transferable skills that are universally sought by employers.
Skills Employers Want
The University of Guelph Learning Outcomes Rubric identifies critical professional skills that accomplished and capable students should have upon graduation. The skills are grouped under five competencies that are highly desirable among employers: Managing Self and Others; Critical and Creative Thinking; Literacy; Global Understanding and Communicating. Click here to view the U of G Learning Outcomes Rubric.
What Are You Good At?
When examining your skills, it is essential to carefully examine your preferred skills. You may be very good at statistical analysis, but you may not actually enjoy doing this for a living.