Having the right knowledge and experience is not always enough to pass the employment interview, and skills which you would normally not consider relevant for the job might make the difference. Good communication and the ability to work in teams are skills that more and more employers are looking for.
A recent study shows that Canadian employers have difficulties in finding the right candidate for the job, and this is really unfortunate, considering that one third plans to increase their staff over the next year. According to researchers, not having any experience is still the greatest issue when it comes to the things that candidates lack. Soft skills are second, followed by technical skills.
If you are planning a career shift or just looking for a new job, you should try to improve these ten skills requested by prospective employers:
- Communication skills
- Customer relations
- Organizational skills
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- Policy analysis
- Supervisory skills/leadership
- Problem solving
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