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Skills

Find out about professional and soft skills that are of high demand, and those that you may well need in your job. We also analyse specific skills and how to develop them to boost your career.

Team of programmers working on code
SKILLS / APR 23, 2018

As our world becomes ever more reliant on technology, STEM-based careers are becoming increasingly pivotal to the basis on which our societies operate. From the device...

Cheerful team discussing project
SKILLS / MAR 22, 2018

You could be the most qualified and skilled person for the job but be lacking in the social skills department, finding it extremely difficult to fit in and talk about...

Woman working on laptop
SKILLS / MAR 12, 2018

Social media was once seen as a pastime, something you look at when you want a quick break from work or to occupy you on your commute. But for a number of lucky...

Two people communicating
SKILLS / FEB 22, 2018

Communication is a key skill in the workplace. Companies can fail or succeed based on how effectively their people can convey vision or interpret direction, with...

Man speaking in public
SKILLS / FEB 14, 2018

Your knees turn to jelly as you take centre stage. Your hands tremble as you prepare your slides. You suddenly have a lump in your throat and your heart has sunk to your...

Team working together
SKILLS / FEB 13, 2018

Project management is not an easy job. In fact, it’s arguably not a job at all; rather, its several different roles combined into one, requiring a multitude of...

Female student in lab
SKILLS / FEB 09, 2018

As a student, work experience – whether through an internship, a placement or a part-time paid position – is absolutely invaluable. Indeed, once you graduate and head out...

Female student in classroom with teacher
SKILLS / FEB 05, 2018

Teachers have the ability to change lives and develop well-educated and respectable students; they can help with not only knowledge growth but personal improvement, too...

Soft skills cubes
SKILLS / FEB 01, 2018

When it comes to succeeding in the workplace, a university degree alone is not going to cut it. That’s because the most in-demand qualities employers look for are soft...

Leadership on wooden blocks
SKILLS / JAN 25, 2018

Whether you’re up for the next managerial role or you want to impress your boss with your leadership abilities for a supervisory position, you’ll need to have a number of...

Woman writing in notebook
SKILLS / JAN 22, 2018

Although it may be difficult for someone who makes a living from words to fathom, not everybody enjoys writing. In fact, some people actively despise it; they find it...

Team working together
SKILLS / JAN 18, 2018

Nothing lasts forever, and with today’s ever-evolving workplace, it’s only natural that the professional skills employers look for in candidates change from year to year...

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