Transferable or flexible skills are the key attributes job applicants should be demonstrating in the current economic climate, according to research by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) in the UK.
In order to stand out from the crowd, job-seekers should develop a flexible mindset and be able to demonstrate to potential employers transferable skills, the research found.
The online poll of more than 100 HR professionals also drew on results from the quarterly employee outlook survey of more than 3000 employees.
Other key marketable skills for job-seekers were “business acumen” with one-fifth of HR professionals believing it to be the most important attribute. One-tenth identified “demonstrating a fit with the culture and values of the organisation” as key.
Similarly, in the employee survey, “a fit with the culture and values of organisation” ranked joint first (with 47 per cent agreeing) and “interpersonal skills” was third (35 per cent).
- Managing and leading change – learning, transition and adaptive challenges
- Action-Orientated – potential, alignment and coaching
- Synergy – able to build high performance teams and relationships
- Truth – connected to our own sense of purpose, values and core strengths
- Engage – able to create a compelling vision and inspire others to action
- Resilience – able to manage one’s energy and function at high levels in a rapidly-changing environment
- You – authenticity, influence and value-creation
By focusing on these proven key strategies, leaders, teams and organisations can establish a platform for success and build long-term capability.
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