What Employers are Looking for

If your goal is to be the perfect candidate, we are here to help. Take a look at what employers are looking for. You’ll be one step closer to your goals.

Ready to start the career of your dreams? Then it’s time to find out what employers are looking for. Gain the skills you need that will give you the competitive edge.

What Employers are Looking for

Employers seek perfect candidates. But what exactly makes a perfect candidate? Could it be their work ethic, workplace skills or qualifications? To make sure you have what it takes to get the job, take a look at the areas you can improve in. This includes your:

  • CV
  • Qualifications
  • Experience
  • Soft Skills

CV

Your CV is a great way to market your skills before employers have met you. This is their first look into whether they should hire you or not. To make your CV stand out, follow our tips below:

  • Plan the layout of your CV
  • Add relevant skills and experience 
  • Proofread your CV to make sure you have no spelling and grammar mistakes
  • Add reliable references they can contact

Qualifications

Qualifications play an important role in getting a job. It proves you have formal training. Some employers only want matric, whereas others want you to have a degree. Want to get your qualification? Courses you can study include: 

A employer interviewing a candidate.

Experience

Your qualifications may prove you’re qualified for the job. But your experience shows you have the practical skills to get the job done. It shows you have perfected your skills and can work effectively and independently. Gain work experience by:

Soft Skills

Soft skills are all about your work ethic and character. These skills can be applied to a variety of duties and industries. Employers look for candidates who have a range of soft skills which include:

  • Leadership skills
  • Team player
  • Communication skills
  • Excellent time management
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Last Updated: June 3, 2022

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Charnell Ward
Charnell Ward
Charnell is a top-class content creator at Skills Academy. She creates engaging content with the aim to provide useful information on distance learning and further study opportunities. Her passion for writing goes beyond her career, as she enjoys writing short stories and volunteering as a writer in her free time. View my LinkedIn profile