Monday, 18 February 2013
“The Skills the Employers Look among the Freshers?” - Professor M.S.Rao
"All of the top achievers I know are life-long learners... Looking for new skills, insights, and ideas. If they're not learning, they're not growing...not moving toward excellence." - Denis Waitley
Employers are looking for certain skills needed among the freshers. Since many graduates are unemployed in India and the competition is fierce, there is more emphasis on other skills. Hence, the employers have become very choosy in picking up the candidates. The job aspirants must take immense interest to acquire skills and abilities apart from their academic knowledge and demonstrate the same during interview to grab employment offers.
Basic skills the employers look for among the freshers are self-management skills, job related skills, and transferable skills. The skills the organizations look in the workplace are soft skills, hard skills and conceptual skills in all levels of management. Hence, the candidates must possess various skills which can be listed as succinctly as follows:
Attitude, confidence, communication skills, team building skills, negotiation skills, problem solving skills, leadership skills, decision-making, self-motivation, flexibility, adaptability, learning ability, computer literacy, good speaking, listening writing and reading skills; risk taking and ability to explore and experiment. Some of these qualities have been outlined by Stephen R. Covey in his book, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People.
The candidates must outline these skills in their resumes and present during interview to HR recruiters to create connectivity and enhance their employment prospects. In fact, the candidates must be careful for the first two minutes of the interview as it either makes or mars their job prospects. If the candidates are able to present what they outlined in their resumes they will have better prospects of grabbing the employment opportunities.
These skills vary from industry to industry and company to company. Hence, the candidates must do research about the company before going for an interview and must showcase their skills accordingly to enhance their employment prospects.
Presently the employers prefer offering the employment to the candidates who are employable and deployable; and are productive on the very first day. They look for plug and play candidates to minimize their costs they spend by way of training to freshers. Hence, candidates and especially freshers must do research before going for interview to come out with flying colors.
“Take advantage of every opportunity to practice your communication skills so that when important occasions arise, you will have the gift, the style, the sharpness, the clarity, and the emotions to affect other people.” - Jim Rohn
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