Top 5 skills Overseas Employers expect in Graduates

Fresh University Graduates would definitely like to make an impression in their job interviews. Quacquarelli Symonds the Global higher education company has revealed the top 5 skills that Overseas Employers are most keen to find in graduates:

  1. Problem-solving:

The Overseas Employers concur on this globally. The problem-solving ability is a highly valued skill that firms seek and demand from their recruits. It is valued with scores exceeding 90 across North America, Latin America, Eastern Europe, Western Europe, and Asia.

  1. Teamwork:

This is another crucial skill for most of the Overseas Employers that is a must in any workplace. Teamwork achieves the dream work, it is said. This finding also implies that enhanced real-world experiences must be incorporated in the University qualification. It could be in the form of industry placements, externships, and internships.

  1. Communication:

It is the 3rd most demanded skill with a significant score factor of 95. However, it achieves only a score of 71 for the satisfaction factor. Aspiring immigrants to the UK must note that employers here accord high value to communication.

  1. Adaptability:

Overseas Employers consider adaptability to be the fourth vital skill. However, there are geographical variations. Employers in China prioritize resilience to that of adaptability. The employers in Russia give priority to analytical skills over this skill, as quoted by the Study International.

  1. Interpersonal skills:

This is defined as the skill used to relate to others through interacting and communicating. It is applicable both in groups an individually. Jeff Weiner the LinkedIn CEO considers that this is the # 1 skill several US employees lack.

Written by Jasleen Kaur

  • 30-Oct-2018