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Transferable Skills You Should Have On Your CV

 

 

 

Transferable skills can help you to change your career

 

Why are transferable skills important? Why are they being spoken about so often lately? What are they, and how can they help me?

If you’ve asked yourself these questions recently, then hopefully we can help answer them for you.

What are transferable skills?

 

Transferable skills are abilities that you can use in most roles and which you have accumulated throughout your life. They can be abilities that are taken for granted, but future employers will look at them as an essential part of positions they are trying to fill.

These attributes continue to develop throughout your career and can be “hard” or “soft” skills, transferable to each role undertaken. Your proficiency in each and their relevancy to an occupation are important, and they can help to prove your competency.

Why are they important?

 

Having a varied set of transferable skills usually shows that you have greater flexibility. This can be invaluable to employers who need a person who can cope with multiple demands on any given day.

The more diversity you can show as an applicant, the more potential employers will be interested in speaking to you. Your work and life experiences all count as transferable skills, many of which can be put to good use in most roles.

The very essence of a transferable skill means it can be taken with you when you change roles. They will improve exponentially throughout your life whilst also adding new competencies with each position you take.

The top 5 transferable skills

 

Organisational strategy

This is essentially the ability to understand how to plan for the future of a business. It is about knowledge of a sector and defining how you will reach business goals within that market. Understanding how to build a strategy and put it into practice is beneficial across a huge number of roles. Whether you work in Marketing, Sales, or Finance the ability to disseminate data and plan effectively is a crucial skill.

Time management

The ability to manage your time effectively is another indispensable skill that should ensure you are a productive employee. Being able to plan your day capably and identify the order in which tasks should be completed will improve efficiency immensely. This is a key skill that any business will be on the lookout for.

Communication

The four primary communication skills that any business will look for in a potential employee are:

Verbal skills – Essentially what you say and how you say it and how your tone of voice will be perceived. This also includes your body language and facial expressions.

Listening skills — Not just listening but listening to understand. Taking on board the speaker’s arguments and concerns and being able to formulate a concise response.

Writing skills — Having clear written communication is essential for success in any professional career. Having great vocabulary and grammar are universal writing skills.

Public Speaking — The ability to speak clearly in front of others will help you progress your career immeasurably. As will being able to build great slide shows, answer questions and defend your arguments.

Team Work

 

Team WorkMost roles will have an aspect where you will be expected to work as part of a team.  Exhibiting your ability to work with others will help to reassure a potential employer that you will offer a valuable contribution. Being a good team player shows you are happy to muck in when the going gets tough, whether there is any personal gain to be had.

Leadership

 

Being an effective leader can go hand in hand with teamwork. Being able to put your hand up in a situation and solve a problem by driving the group forward is a key leadership trait.

Other leadership traits are the ability to delegate, plan, coordinate resolve problems and implement decisions.

You don’t have to be a Manager to be a Leader but by becoming a Leader you stand more chance of becoming a Manager.

 

If you are looking to change career for whatever reason then I would suggest having a look at the Careershifters site to help you get started. They have a wealth of information to help you navigate the best ways to go.

Alternatively, why not have a look at the current roles we have advertised on our vacancies page? Your next role might just be waiting for your there!


Brexit: Uncertainty Risks Jobs & Investment

 

Brexit: Could Uncertainty Risk Jobs & Investment?

As the uncertainty of Brexit lingers on, the UK risks losing jobs and investment (warns Britains five biggest business lobby groups).

In a letter issued to Brexit Secretary David Davis, the groups state that “time is running out”.

The other lobby groups backing the letter are the British Chambers of Commerce, the Federation of Small Businesses, and the EEF manufacturers’ body.

Theresa May has suggested a transition period of about two years.

EU negotiators have agreed to start preliminary work on a future relationship. However, they still want more concessions on the UK’s so-called “divorce payment” before starting talks on trade and transition.

The five business bodies – which together represent firms employing millions of people – are calling for more urgency. With less than a year and a half left until the UK leaves the EU, this is vital.

Concern about the loss of UK jobs and investment was underlined last week when the head of Goldman Sachs, Lloyd Blankfein, tweeted that he will be “spending a lot more time” in Frankfurt.

All of this comes at the worst time for the UK. Unemployment fell again by 52,000 in the three months to August to 1.4 million. Therefore, the jobless rate remains unchanged at 4.3% from the previous quarter.

Mrs May is due to address the commons on the progress of Brexit negotiations later this week.

https://net-recruit.co.uk/recruitment-blog/the-eu-pros-cons-for-uk-human-resources-and-recruitment-industries/


The 3 Principles Of Online Recruitment You Can’t Ignore

For people who are new to the online recruitment industry there can often be confusion around the subject especially when it comes to identifying the main benefits in comparison to more traditional recruitment methods.

Being experts in the field, the benefits are clear to us here at Net-Recruit! This is why we’ve put together the following list which demonstrates how an online recruitment campaign can benefit your business next time you need to recruit new staff.

It saves you time

If like most busy professionals you barely have the time to get your daily tasks completed, finding additional time to recruit new staff can be difficult if not impossible. After the initial setup and consultation an online recruitment campaign lets you put your recruitment efforts on auto-pilot. Each aspect of the campaign is skilfully handled by a team of dedicated professionals who are passionate about finding the right candidates for your requirements in the most efficient manner.

It saves you money

With one simple fixed fee, an online recruitment campaign ensures that you won’t be going over budget next time you need to recruit. Some recruitment companies also offer a free re-run of the campaign if a candidate isn’t found in time or they don’t quite fit the bill!

It helps you find the right candidates for the job

Based on a provided criteria, each candidate who applies for your position manually has their C.V. screened by specially trained staff which results in those that do not match the specification being discarded from the pool of suitable candidates. Also, for an additional charge but highly worth it the best recruitment agencies will also conduct a Pre-interview questionnaire and perform psychometric tests which increases the chances of finding the very best candidate for the role.

So there you have it an overview of the primary reasons as to why online recruitment can benefit your business. If you’re still unsure or just curious, be sure to check out our online recruitment bible which takes a further look into the industry as a whole.


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