Interpersonal Behavior in Workplaces Important or acquired Skills ??
According to Phil Livingstone (Senior Marketing Professional. Digital Expert. Top-level strategic thinker and decision-maker) , employers are more into seeking more behavioral and less academic excellence. Grooming young kids from elementary school to university to be on their best behaviors, treating others equal to self and ultimately studying to graduate in a degree to secure jobs .
Is degree still pertinent? what exactly employers look for in potential employees? Academically one can move in the right direction, but do graduates leave with the right skills for workplace ?
Major successful companies have taken out degree classification from their entry criteria. They favor online assessments to judge potential applicants rather than taking at face value of academic excellence. Employers are not getting enough candidates with the right employability skills resulting in an increase of vacancies for graduates.
“Positive anything is better than negative nothing.” Elbert Hubbard
So, what skills are relevant for graduates ?? “soft skills” comprising of communication and social skills with attitudes certainly help in problem solving, more productive. Soft skills have been underrated , but should be considered equally while recruiting. Employers prefer effective communication over technical knowledge, which can be acquired at any point of time, while soft skills has to be implemented by individuals and practiced.
These behavior are applicable to various job market , while new skills can be acquired if one is open to adapt to changes.
So, applicants have to remember, work ethics, body language , positive attitude costs nothing , requires no degree or special skills but may make a difference while getting recruited.