ALL ABOUT EMPLOYABILITY
WHAT EVEN IS EMPLOYABILITY?
’Employability’ simply means having the skills and abilities to get yourself the job you want. Learn more about employability and what employers are looking for.
WHAT SKILLS ARE EMPLOYERS LOOKING FOR?
SHOWCASING YOUR SKILLS
What to include on your CV
Some people get really creative with their CV, while other people prefer to keep it simple. Either way, it’s good to include:
- Contact details. Provide your email, phone number, and the area where you live.
- Short bio. Give a brief description about who you are.
- Education. List your subjects and grades.
- Work experience. List any previous work experience.
- Skills and achievements. List any awards or relevant skills.
- References. Add details of two people who’ll give you a reference.
Check out this blog for tips on how to write a great CV even if you don’t have loads of experience.
Writing your bio
Even professional writers often find it hard to write about themselves. So don’t worry if writing your bio feels difficult at first — it’s often helpful to reflect on the following questions:
- What do you enjoy doing?
- What would your teacher say that you’re good at?
- What talents and skills do your friends see in you?
- When do you feel at your best?
- What is your proudest achievement?
Never stop learning
Check out this Job Dreams series where different professionals share their tips and advice. Ayaka, an architect, says, “Don’t let people judge you for your appearance — make sure they know your worth. My boss at my first job encouraged me to be confident during meetings and speak up. I learned to analyse potential tasks and turn them into creative discussions, which helped me to progress further in my career.”
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