Discover your skills
Being "employable" is simply about demonstrating that you have the skills that employers are looking for. The good news is that whatever sector you want to work in, all employers look for the same key skills. We can help you to develop these skills and learn to sell them effectively to your future employer in lots of ways:
- STAR Programme
- Focus on your Future (June)
- Making the Most of Your Masters Conference (June)
- Durham Award
- University Skills Audit
By taking part in these activities you will explore many different skills, but to help you get started, below is a list of some of the key transferable skills that employers value.
- Commercial awareness
an understanding of how organisations work, the issues which they face and the role of people within them.
the ability to impart or interchange thoughts, opinions, or information by speech, writing, or signs.
- Customer care
making the customer or client feel valued: the most visible aspect of an organisation's performance.
honesty and the display of moral and ethical principles.
the ability to begin or to follow through energetically with a plan or task.
the ability to organise, inspire and motivate a group of people towards the achievement of a goal.
- Problem solving
the ability to work through the details of a problem to reach a solution.
- Project management
the process of planning, monitoring and controlling, in relation to a particular project
working collaboratively with a group of people in order to achieve a common goal.
- Time management
the ability to manage time and prioritise to be more productive and efficient in completing tasks.