Employability skills are the skills needed to become a viable option for employers. They are best defined as those skills and traits, often having to do with one’s personality, which allow an individual to carry out their duties efficiently. These stand apart from the ‘hard skills’ employers look for, which concern the technical expertise and understanding required to carry out tasks.
Having these skills shine through on your CV, social media profiles and cover letter will allow you to make a good first impression before you even walk into the interview room. This is especially important considering that landing an interview might be the most important step in your job search. Research shows that an employer who invites you to interview for a job already thinks you’re a good fit, because your CV, cover letter, supporting documentation, and online profile have already shown them that you’ve got the skills and experience they’re looking for.