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Top 10 skills and competencies: teamwork : graduate jobs, careers, recruitment TARGETjobs

The message from employers is clear: academic qualifications alone are not enough to get you a graduate job. They want to see evidence of your employability skills – the competencies that will enable you to contribute well in the workplace. But what are these key skills, and how do you show you have them?

To help you understand what graduate recruiters are looking for, we’re going to be publishing a series of tips on skills and competencies over the coming weeks. These will help you show yourself in the best possible light in your applications and interviews. And what better place to start than with teamwork, identified by business lobbying organisation the CBI as one of the fundamental employability skills?

Teamwork is all about being able to operate smoothly and efficiently within a group. Doing this draws on a number of other skills:

The ability to encourage and inspire other team members to perform better

The ability to compromise and ignore your own ego

Communication and other interpersonal skills such as negotiation, influence, advising and interpreting.

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via Top 10 skills and competencies: teamwork : graduate jobs, careers, recruitment TARGETjobs.

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