Assess your skills

What are transferable skills?

Employers want more from graduates than just academic knowledge; they want people who can exercise a wide range of other skills. Personal development planning will help you to articulate these skills you are developing now.

"Take every opportunity to get new skills and boost your self confidence. Don’t be afraid to stretch yourself and take a few risks"
Carl Gilleard, Chief Executive of the Association of Graduate Recruiters
"Get feedback from other people to find out what your own skills are"
Nick McMenemy, Standard Life
"Focus on your communication skills"
Sarah Gilpin, John Lewis Partnership
"Find out what jobs are really about, ask those ‘warts and all’ questions"
Alisa Falconer, Unilever UK
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