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Your skills

Different skills are needed for different jobs, but it might surprise you how many employers are also looking for similar transferable skills that you can easily develop whilst at University.

These include:


Communication          Time management          Presentation          Organisation          Influencing          IT skills          Flexibility          Teamworking          Commercial Awareness          Initiative/Self-motivation          Customer Service


The good news is, these are all skills that you can easily develop whilst at University, whether it’s through working part-time in a bar or supermarket, volunteering in the local community, being a member of a society’s committee, on a work placement, or working as a student ambassador. 

Of course, there are lots of other skills that you can develop at University that can help prepare you for different careers. You can find out more about different careers and the sorts of skills they require, but if you want help with how to sell your skills on your CV, come and see a member of the Careers & Employability Team – either make an appointment, or come to our Friday morning careers drop-in.