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Emphasizing Your Transferable and Marketable Skills: Key Skills Sought by Employers
The most global and overarching skills and qualities mentioned by career experts that employers seek from job-seekers:
- Communication skills (oral and written)
- Teamwork/group/interpersonal skills
- Leadership skills
- Work-ethic traits such as drive stamina effort self-motivation diligence ambition initiative reliability positive attitude toward work
- Logic intelligence proficiency in field of study
Thus these five skill clusters can be considered the most important in your first post-college job and some or all of them will be required in just about any job in your career and can be cited in your cover letters as transferable and applicable skills that you possess.
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