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Friday 27 April 2012

Lack of workplace skills 'holding some workers back'

Many job candidates are being held back by a lack of workplace skills, a new report has found.

Research carried out by learndirect revealed that 88 per cent of employers rate workplace skills as a top priority, yet only ten per cent of jobseekers consider them important.

It appears that a lack of skills and experience is also holding people back in the application process, with 24 per cent of unemployed jobseekers saying they do not know how to create a good impression and 42 per cent of employers stating that the majority of interviewees fail to impress them.

Additionally, four in ten people say that say poor spelling is top of the list of areas they have been criticised for in previous jobs, with 14 per cent given feedback from previous employers or when applying for jobs on the need to improve their maths and English skills.

Recently, Zena Everett, leading career coach and CV expert at Second Careers, said that people on the hunt for a new job have many options open to them when it comes to boosting their employment prospects.

The expert said that any activity that develops people's skills and confidence is better than doing nothing, including volunteering, education and training courses, which can all enhance a CV.

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Source: The Sales Director News

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