Certain qualities are highly regarded by employers in every industry, and are often called transferable or professional skills. When you know what they are, it’s easy to recognise the skills you already have, and to pinpoint areas you may need to work on.
The skills below are based on the Griffith Graduate Attributes - the benchmark for the characteristics and qualities employers value the most. Explore the skills below, or visit the Griffith Graduate website to see if you're on track.
Once you know how you’re going, you can develop strategies to continue building your career portfolio. Use our interactive search feature to select the skill you would like to develop. Match it with your study area to find a Griffith program that will give you valuable experience. Track your experiences using one of our recommended ePortfolios or any other platform that inspires you to create.
Don't forget to connect with staff from our Careers and Employment area. They have a wealth of knowledge in how to present information to employers, how to present yourself to employees, interview tips and other valuable tips and hints to help you on your path to finding that great job.
Adding leadership skills to your resume will give your future employer an instant glimpse of what to expect when they hire you. Effective leaders inspire, motivate, respect and empower others.
High quality communication skills are vital in every aspect of your career journey and are frequently the single most important skill valued by employers.
Culturally diverse workplaces are now the norm so strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work with colleagues from varied backgrounds is vital.
Experience in 'real-world' situations and the ability to apply your theoretical knowledge to practical situations is an important addition your resume.
Corporate social responsibility is a given in the modern world, so students who are aware of economic, social and environmental issues are highly valued.
True professionals start their development early, and keep working at it throughout their career. You can get started now by establishing links to the industry you wish to enter.