While it is true that companies might look at the school that you graduated from, it is not always a priority. Companies understand that fresh graduates are yet to have experiences and that’s why their main goal is to try and find out if applicants have the essential skills needed for the position and the capabilities needed to meet the company standards. Here are some skills that employers usually look for while hiring fresh graduates.
Corporations are made up of teams with people from diverse backgrounds. It is necessary to be a team player, with a passion for collaboration.
Employers get the very first impression of candidates during interviews and for that it is necessary to communicate with them fluently and clearly to express ideas and thoughts professionally.
It is imperative to treat everyone with respect, aside from having good communication skills.
Employers choose fresh graduates who show the potential to be a team leader in the future. Having leadership skills shows that you are a self-starter and can handle decision making well.
Time management skills
Punctuality is a great virtue and time is a very important resource, especially in the dynamic corporate world. Punctuality is an indication of one’s time management skills. It reflects how one would prioritise one’s tasks and accomplish them on time.
Employers are mostly on the lookout for individuals who can bring in something new for the company by thinking outside the box.
Doing an honest assessment of one’s skills and capabilities and taking the path to self-improvement will surely benefit someone as they chase after their dream job.
Nabila Hossain is a senior at IBA, University of Dhaka. Reach her at firstname.lastname@example.org