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Table of Contents  
  1. Skills
  2. Experience
  3. Passion

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For the longest time, there has been a huge premium placed on the need for job candidates to be as qualified as possible. Having a college degree was once a sign that someone was at the very top of their field and would make the perfect candidate. Of course, as time has gone on degrees have become more and more common, to the point that many employers take them for granted. A lot of people assume that this means that, without a degree, their chances of getting a job are practically zero. Well, this is actually rather untrue. Because of the lack of focus being placed on degrees, candidates have to set themselves out from the crowd in different ways. In order to help you land your perfect job, here are some things that you can use to make yourself more desirable to employers, even without qualifications.

Skills

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There are plenty of important work skills that you simply can’t learn at school or university. Knowing whether to take the initiative or follow instructions, understanding how to support customers effectively, and strong interpersonal communication skills are all incredibly important to employers, but many graduates lack these skills. Communication is perhaps the most important of all. If English isn’t your first language, then you might feel as though you’re already at a significant disadvantage, but companies like Effortless English can help you bring your language skills up to a high level very quickly. If you can’t communicate with other staff and customers, then you’re not going to be able to do your job properly, but employers put a lot of value in people who can communicate and put ideas across in a clear and effective manner.

 

Experience

One of the reasons that many people coming out of university are struggling to find work is that they have spent so much time studying, but they haven’t actually built up any genuine work experience. This means that they might have a theoretical idea of how the job they want works but they aren’t really aware of what it entails on a day to day basis. If you’ve got experience in any field of work, then you can easily transfer that over to an application for a new job. Working within teams, taking on solo projects, dealing with high-pressure situations, all of these things are applicable to just about any job situation and, as long as you can translate them effectively, are going to make you very desirable to employers.

 

Passion

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Even the most experienced and qualified candidate isn’t guaranteed to be right for every single company. If someone doesn’t have any passion for what they’re going to doing, then they’re simply not the best possible candidate. If you can show an employer just how passionate you are, then they’re much more likely to sit up and pay attention. Talk to them about what your future plans within their company would be, how you would like to progress and what innovations and new ideas you could potentially bring to the business.

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Good luck in your search,
Joey

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