Employability Skills
You may not realise it but you’re constantly gaining Employability skills through your studies and work experience so don’t forget to acknowledge these skills in job applications and on your CV! When it comes to interviews, make sure you highlight your key skills to the employer and take time to think through how they directly relate to the job you're applying for.

To help you with this, we’ve added a series of Employability labels that identify key skills on offer through ARU Temps vacancies. These labels identify the skills you’ve gained and match with the expertise and attributes that employers value in the workplace!

The Employability Skills:

Application of IT - Including familiarity with word processing, spreadsheets, file management and use of internet search engines.

Business & Commercial - Basic understanding of the key drives for business success – including the importance of innovation and taking calculated risks – and the need to provide customer satisfaction and build customer loyalty.

Communication Literacy - Application of literacy ability to produce clear, structured written work and oral literacy – including listening and questioning.

Critical Thinking - Analysing facts and situations and applying creative thinking to develop appropriate solutions.

Emotional Intelligence - The combination of self-efficacy and self-esteem, which relates to self-assurance in one’s personal judgement, ability, power, and sense of self.

Intercultural Awareness - Everyday conversational ability can be useful, as can a general awareness of cultural differences.

Negotiation & Influencing - The ability to change others' attitudes, opinions, or behaviour through discussing an issue with one or more other people to determine ways to reach agreement and mutual satisfaction.

Numeracy - Manipulation of numbers, general mathematical awareness, and its application in practical contexts (e.g., measuring, weighing, estimating, and applying formulas).

Problem Solving – Identifying a problem, and finding the best solution, implementing and overcoming it.

Project Management - Planning, organising, motivating, and controlling resources to achieve specific goals.

Resilience – Keeping a positive mind-set and able to recover quickly from difficult challenging situations and life events.

Self-Management - Readiness to accept responsibility, flexibility, resilience, self-starting, appropriate assertiveness, time-management, readiness to improve own performance based on feedback and reflective learning.

Social Responsibility - Awareness of current and social issues. Able to act for the benefit of others based on an understanding of social and civic responsibilities.

Teamwork - Ability to work effectively with others on a common task; taking actions respecting the needs and contributions of others; contributing to and accepting the consensus; negotiating a solution to achieve the team's objectives.

So, keep an eye out for the Employability skills on our vacancies and use them to make your CV stand out, your applications scream ‘hire me!’ and give your interviews the edge.

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