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What are Employability Skills?

Employability skills are those skills necessary for getting, keeping and being successful in a job. They can be defined as the transferable skills needed by an individual to make them ‘employable’. Along with good technical understanding and subject knowledge, employers often outline a set of skills that they want from an employee. Employers believe that these skills will enable an employee to perform their role to the best of their capability.

Often referred to as soft skills, they include skills such as communication, self-management, planning, decision making and problem solving. Your ability to demonstrate these skills is an important requirement when you are looking for work, as they are highly valued by employers and industry.

In the current age of accelerated growth and with the increase in global market competition, employers scout for individuals who are equipped with certain foundational skills. These skills enable employees to get along with their colleagues, to make crucial decisions, face challenging situations, develop respect and eventually become strong representatives for the organisation. In this high competitive environment, with more and more candidates applying for a particular position, employers are more likely to select and favour applicants who possess well- rounded employability skills.

Developing employability skills

The Corporate Communication and Personality Development program at Asian Business School aims not only to teach students how to manage the communication in the workplace, but also aims at developing the employability skills in the students. With the rigor around developing Communication, Teamwork, Problem Solving, Planning and Organising, Being Proactive, Working Under pressure and ability to learn and adapt to their working environment, our students learn these key skills so that they can handle any challenging situation they face in their real life.

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