What are employers looking for in a job applicant?

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Last updated: February 2017 What are employers looking for? With many people looking for jobs in competitive employment environments, it is very important to ponder over what employers are looking for in a prospective job applicant. Unfortunately, just a university degree is not sufficient any more. Consequently, an applicant must have a wide variety of skills, abilities and experience to meet the requirements of employers. This article highlights top 5 things that UK employers are looking for in a job candidate. Top 5 things employers are looking for Oral and […]

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How to manage our time effectively?

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How many hours do we have in a week? The answer is 168. How many things do we do in a week? Well, the answer is not straightforward. It depends on what we do on a day-to-day basis. It also depends on how socially, politically, and professionally engaged we are with our environment. However, sleeping at night, shopping for groceries, working be at home or at office, exercising, commuting, socialising, communicating through emails and social media, watching TV and so on are some of the typical day to day activities […]

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How to be a good team player?

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Last updated June 2016 Team working is an important aspect of a modern day business. Employers look for people with good team working skills who can effectively contribute to the achievement of organisational objectives. Many employers focus more on team working skills than the degree grade achieved by the job applicants. However, not everyone is a good team player. In this article, we will show how you can be a good team player. Definition of a team Some people think that a team is simply a group of people. Well, […]

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5 causes of poor employee performance

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Last updated: June 2016 Dealing with poor employee performance is perhaps the least favorite part of a manager’s job. Poor performance is detrimental to both employees and organisations. Therefore, it is important to diagnose the root causes of poor performance so that corrective steps can be taken. Five causes of poor employee performance There are many reasons which may impact on employee performance. However, this article will address five only. The five causes are as follows: Lack of job control Employees’ lack of control over their tasks may affect the […]

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What are interpersonal skills?

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Last updated June 2016 Interpersonal skills are very important for anyone looking for employment opportunities. These are the skills which we use to communicate with others every day. Employers are now-a-days emphasizing a lot on interpersonal skills. Definition of interpersonal skills According to Hayes (2005), interpersonal skills are goal-directed behaviors used in face-to-face interactions in order to bring about a desired state of affairs. They are also called people skills, interactive skills, face-to-face skills, social skills, and social competence. List of interpersonal skills We need a number of interpersonal skills […]

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