Whether you’re building new skills or bigger biceps, the milestones you reach along the way have an interesting way of changing your perspective. If you’re starting in the corporate world, planning on staying in your current career, or diving into a new industry, you need specific employment skills that will give you the right boost.
Let’s uncover the most demanded employment skills you should acquire in order to increase your chances of employment post-graduation in almost any industry.
By now, you must already know the importance of networking and how effective it can be when it comes to the workforce. Mastering this ability will open many doors when pursuing your career. Whether it’s participating in live or virtual conferences, workshops, webinars, or career fairs and events, and maybe starting small by connecting to companies and businesses via professional networks online; it’s important to grow your networking skills because sometimes it’s not only about what you know, but who you know too.
For instance, each year, the EMLV careers service proposes 40 exclusive on-campus events to introduce students to companies and to our network of 10,000 alumni:
- International Week
- Alumni fairs (in Paris and overseas in partner institutions)
- Meet & Greet with corporate partners
- Career development workshops
- Job fairs (in Paris and overseas in partner institutions)
- Devinci Startup events
In fact, it’s important to not only grow but value your network and connections in order to grow an entrepreneurial mindset.
Even if this mindset is innate in some people, it can also be developed by remaining curious, motivated, and always trying to become better and better at what you do. Successful entrepreneurs work hard and know that it’s never too early to work on:
Bend the rules
Not ready to break them just yet? No problem. The entrepreneurial mind looks at things differently and combines the critical and analytical abilities of your brain to find new ways of how things can be improved and problems can be solved. That can be done by suspending judgment and cutting out the self-destructive talk your brain is wired to from a very young age.
Consider the ecosystem
While developing an entrepreneurial mindset and the right team whose values align with yours, even if it’s for a small university project or up in the professional scene, considering the environment is a critical element to growth and success, especially when thinking of the resources needed for each phase of your personal and professional journey and focusing your efforts on building an ecosystem that can still be a safe space for creativity and innovation.
Emotional Intelligence: The Secret Ingredient to Boost Employment Skills
In order to understand its importance, one must go back to the basic definition of EQ:
- The ability to identify and deal with our own emotions and recognize the feelings.
- The active will adjust your own behaviours and responses to others accordingly.
It’s is crucial because this skill starts from the moment you’re being interviewed by recruiters, to the moment where you see yourself working with people within your team who have a different cultural and professional background, as well as different attitudes and personality traits that may or may not be compatible with yours.
This skill can be observed in more people-oriented roles like Human Resources, Healthcare, and most importantly Management, as it involves directly interacting with people, may it be from different departments, peers, or customers.
Yes, believe it or not, this is a skill. One that will boost and skyrocket your employment chances, but not just any learning route. Picking one that expands your knowledge from an international point of view is one you should consider, particularly one that sharpens your competencies in managing in a digital and multicultural world.
The two-year Master in Management programme at EMLV Paris is fully taught in English and provides an opportunity to study in the heart of Paris’s business district. This Grande Ecole programme will give you both a practical and a theoretical approach thanks to diverse majors:
- Corporate Finance
- Audit and Control
- Digital Marketing Strategy
- International Business
- Marketing Innovation and Distribution
Think of it this way, on an individual level, taking your learning to the next level will help you achieve career development goals and explore new perspectives to approaching work while maintaining a marketable professional skillset. And on a corporate level, you will help your company achieve its goals while you contribute to a forward-thinking innovation culture in the workplace.
You will be the perfect example of how to invest in individual development!
Are you a fresh graduate or young professional wishing to enhance your career in business and boost your employment? Then the MiM (Grande Ecole Programme) is the right choice for you.