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Employers look for a combination of personal, employability and technical skills in job applicants a skill that enables you to carry out a task. Personal skills, generic or transferable skills are those required to perform a variety of tasks, individual attributes such as personality and work habits that demonstrate how individuals work, and the qualities they display when they are at the workplace that makes them who they are.
Examples of personal skills
Some of the attributes that an employer will look for when hiring:
Honesty, integrity, reliability, initiative, planning, organisational skills, working under pressure, teamwork, problem-solving, communication, trustworthiness, self-motivation, self-management, loyalty, positive self-esteem, personal presentation and a learning attitude.