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Wednesday 10 August 2011

Transferable skills 'are highly desirable'

The UK's businesses are increasingly on the hunt for employees with transferable skills which can be utilised in a variety of settings, one expert has asserted.

Denise Taylor, a career psychologist with amazingpeople.co.uk, said that a candidate who has a varied skill set is likely to appeal to recruiters more so than one who is excellent in one field but does not have transferable skills.

She explained that there are many things that people who are not going to university can do to improve their career prospects, as long as they consider what their prospective employer wants.

"[Employers] want people that have really good communication skills, they need to be able to write, they need to be able to work as part of a team [and] they need to be willing to have a bit of oomph - get up and go," Ms Taylor said.

She added that candidates should be willing to suggest things in many cases and do "that little bit more" than their job description might say.

According to a recent poll carried out by Lumesse, 81 per cent of employees do not feel their skills are being used to their full potential, while one employee in three expects to leave a job within five years, including almost half of 18 to 25-year-olds.

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Origin: Salespeak News

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