Employability skills

Video: How to improve your communication skills

Communication skills are pretty vital in the workplace, which is why employers rate them among the top skills they look for in job applicants. Check out this video to see what you can do already - and...  

Video: What are soft skills and why do they matter?

Soft skills are the social capabilities you pick up from life experience. Employers value them because they mean you can go further than the technical skills that make you good...  

How can research skills help me at work?

You might have come across situations at school where you need to research something. Maybe you’re making a presentation for class, gathering information for an essay, or revising for an upcoming...  

8 project management skills you need at work

Project management means, yep you guessed it, managing a project. That means overseeing a temporary task or group of tasks from beginning to end. The goal is to create a specific product, service or result. Being...  

Why critical thinking skills matter at work

Our brains make thousands of super-fast assessments and quick calculations every day. Most of these are automatic, we don’t even realise it’s happening. But sometimes we need to take time to...  

What are technical skills and why do they matter?

Skills like communication abilities and a knack for problem-solving are important in any job. Employers love soft skills like these. But they also value technical skills, sometimes referred to as ‘hard...  

6 tips to improve your decision-making skills

What did you have for lunch today? Why did you choose that? The chances are, you acted on a hunch more than anything else. In your work life, making a decision is more than just a random choice....  

6 surprising ways to improve your creativity skills

You need to be an artist or have a career in music to have great creativity skills, right? Wrong! In fact anyone can develop brilliant creativity skills, and it doesn’t have anything to do with drawing...  

Why it pays to manage your money

Putting aside a few pounds from your part-time job each week to buy a new phone? You’re already on your way to becoming a money management expert. There are loads of benefits to learning how to manage...  

What skills do I need for a creative job?

If you love making things, solving problems and have a creative spark, a career in the creative industries could be perfect for you. There are so many exciting roles for creatives. You could be designing...  

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