Employability Skills – Why is it important to improve your employability skills?

“Employability is the ability to enthrall employers  with undisputable capabilities to optimize personal development and job growth.” – Terence Chiew

Employability has been defined as a set of essential abilities that involve in developing knowledge and expertise and the mindset that is necessary to work in the modern workplace. Your employability is nothing but your knowledge, skills and personal attributes that are important for you to gain work and work satisfactorily. The employability of a person must be regarded as a passport to the world of work. Irrespective of situations, whether you are a fresh graduate or a person who wants to get a better job, it’s necessary to enhance your employability skills, so as to find your dream job and perform the assigned tasks in a successful manner.

It must be noted that one cannot just rely on one’s degree alone considering that it would open the doors for employment. Of course, the degree or a required educational qualification is necessary to unlock the doors of employment or it may be said that the degree can make you an eligible candidate for applying a job. But, regardless of levels within a business environment, in order to survive successfully one needs to enhance one’s employability. Your knowledge, skills, desirable personal attributes and achievements are your valuable assets to create your value in the job market. Hence enhancing employability skills is very much important in today’s business world, as it enables you to improve the stated set of skills helping you greatly in the attainment of your personal goals.

The importance of improving employability skills also emerges from the fact that based on these skills, an individual can not only be fixed for different jobs or sector, but he can also be regarded as a suitable person for more advanced job assignments. In addition, organizations need to learn and develop themselves in order to sustain success in terms of performance, earnings and market share bringing changes for the better. Apart from that, creativity and innovation has become one of the top priorities of business organizations in today’s competitive market place. In order that these objectives may be attained to the desired level, there is always a need for such people who are qualified and have desirable personal qualities.

It is important to appraise yourself, especially in an official capacity, whether or not you are an employable person in terms of the qualities required for a particular job and in accordance with the job related activities that you have been dreaming of. It leads you to think what may be the required things for you to be done and evaluate whether or not you could perform the related tasks in a successful manner. Remember that if you want to work satisfactorily in your chosen occupation, you need to develop the set of skills accordingly and be aware of the things that you can offer your employer. At this stage, it is worth mentioning that your extra skills, mix of skills or soft skills that you have in addition to your educational qualification are now to be looked for by most employers. So it is nothing but your employability skills that can make you stand out from the crowd.

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Written by:
K. A. Fareed (Fareed Siddiqui)
Writer, Trainer, Author, Blogger, Software Developer
BBA, MBA-Finance, MPhil-Financial Management, (MSc-Software Engineering)
MA-English, MPhil-English
Post Graduate Diploma in Computer Applications and Programming
Certificate course in English language proficiency
Level 1 – Leadership and Management ILM – UK
Pursuing CMA-USA
Individual Member of Institute of Management Consultants of India


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