Build on your skills and strengths

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The importance of the skills and attributes sought by employers depend on the position, industry and organisation. Try to develop a combination of these key skills and attributes.

Core skills and attributes employers seek

  • Work ethic
  • Verbal communication skills
  • Energy and enthusiasm
  • Analytical and critical thinking
  • Problem solving
  • Teamwork
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Written communication skills
  • Self-management
  • Initiative and enterprise

Set yourself apart

Find ways to develop and exhibit other saleable skills and attributes, including:

  • Leadership skills
  • Industry knowledge
  • Industry work experience
  • Excellent cultural fit
  • Organisational knowledge
  • Extracurricular activities

How to develop these competencies

While at UC you can develop these competencies through your studies and project work, and through your involvement in cultural activities, sport and public speaking and debating. You can also develop your skills in the wider community through voluntary work.

Opportunities on campus

Get involved in co-curricular activities