Professional 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.

Close-up of two businessmen shaking hands
PROFESSIONAL SKILLS / SEP 12, 2018

Negotiating is a skill that’s often associated with C-suite executives finalising big business deals behind closed doors. But in reality, it’s something we all do every...
Nurse smiling at patient
PROFESSIONAL SKILLS / AUG 30, 2018

Choosing to become a nurse is a big commitment. It can be emotionally draining, the hours are long and you can be exposed to some incredibly stressful situations. But it...
Businessman holding card with sales growth chart
PROFESSIONAL SKILLS / AUG 20, 2018

There are two images that often come to mind when you think of the word ‘salesperson’. One is that of a woman with heavy makeup and perfectly-coiffed hair who loves...
Male architect working on construction plans
PROFESSIONAL SKILLS / AUG 14, 2018

Deciding to become an architect is a wise career choice; it’s exciting, it pays well and you’ll get to make a significant and lasting contribution to how societies are...
Businessman sitting at desk and using calculator
PROFESSIONAL SKILLS / JUL 30, 2018

Choosing to become an accountant is a wise career move; the work is steady, there are plenty of opportunities for career progression and it’s a job that you can do...
Business woman presenting
PROFESSIONAL SKILLS / JUL 24, 2018

No matter how much you try to escape it, there will be moments throughout your professional career, where you will be forced to present. And, one way or another the...
Female customer paying female shop assistant
PROFESSIONAL SKILLS / JUL 09, 2018

If you work in a customer service role, I bet you’ve heard the phrase ‘the customer is always right’ one too many times and rolled your eyes - knowing that it's 100%...
Hello written on post-its in different languages
PROFESSIONAL SKILLS / JUN 15, 2018

As businesses extend their reach ever further and companies become increasingly more globalised, the desired skillset of the modern job seeker is rapidly changing...
Creative businessman thinking intensely
PROFESSIONAL SKILLS / JUN 08, 2018

Do you struggle coming up with new and interesting ideas while your competitive coworker is always hitting the nail on the head in the weekly pitches? Do you feel like...
Alarm clock with time management note
PROFESSIONAL SKILLS / MAY 29, 2018

Do you often find yourself stressing out at work and just wishing there were more hours in the day? Do you find yourself to ticking one task off your list, only to end up...
Team organising schedule
PROFESSIONAL SKILLS / MAY 16, 2018

Do you wish you were more like your bestie who has all their ducks lined in a row? You know who I’m talking about: the one with the impeccable organisational skills, who...
Team of programmers working on code
PROFESSIONAL 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...
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