December 1, 2020 15 By Ruchi Verma

Australia ranks second in the list of countries by the rate of employability. Although the employment status is average, the pandemic situation has accentuated job loss and unemployment rates.

Many Australians lost their jobs and experienced profit losses because of the lockdown. These events have created a situation of job hunting for many. You might have to brush up on your skills and look for places that want your skills employed. Vocational training may prove helpful for you in this quest.

Let us look at some of the most important qualities that employers look for in a candidate.

Communication skills

    Communication skill is vital to a job, depending on the nature of it. It implies clarity when you talk or write to communicate your ideas. Additionally, it also involves empathy and listening skills to read between the lines and communicate effectively. Communication has two components.

  • Verbal communication- includes the use of verbal signs, expressed through the use of language.
  • Non-verbal communication– As the name suggests, it involves all aspects other than verbal cues, like body language, eye contact, gestures, etc.

One can develop their communication skills by engaging in more reading, writing, and speaking activities. Join vocational training or clubs class to improve the skills. The former can train you professionally to develop the required skills to suit the workplace.


    Being a team player is quintessential to becoming successful in the professional forum. No man is an island, which implies that we will have to work together with different people for various reasons. This nature is a responsibility that is unavoidable if one wants to move up the professional ladder.

In any organization, the aim is to work towards a shared goal or objective. The resources, labor, and time are to work in synergy to achieve a goal. Building networking and teamwork skills engage in more group activities that could range from playing a sport to group presentations.


Analytical and Problem-solving ability

    To be employable, one has to be a quick thinker. You have to take decisions swiftly to avoid waste of time and resources. This result is achievable, only if one analyses all their options carefully and select one that gives the most profitable result.

    Engage in activities that stimulate the analytical part of the brain. Do a lot of research to equip yourself with the correct information. Information is not only power. It is a tool to make the right choices. Converse with successful people and emulate their problem-solving techniques.

Take initiative

    Be the first one to take action. Every employer loves an employee that takes pre-emptive action. It shows determination, dedication, and leadership. These skills are a subset that will boost your growth in a company. Encourage yourself to avoid sitting back and longing for others to take action. Being proactive will heighten your chances to get leadership roles.

    Think of creative solutions to address a problem. The idea has to save the company either resources or labor. These criteria should be the basis for taking action.


    If followed diligently, these steps will be the crutch you can lean on to take you to the top. Be willing to learn, adapt, and lead. Work towards building these skills and minimizing any weaknesses you might have in these areas.

Also Read: Administrative Skills

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