Founder – Trainer CollectiveEmployability skills can be defined as a range of abilities or competencies that you may develop during your life through your education, training, work experience, interests and extra-curricular activities. They are sometimes referred to as generic skills, life skills, core skills, essential employment skills, key competencies or transferable skills.
Combined with your discipline-specific skills, employability skills are essential in every workplace and highly valued by employers.
The future work world will be even more global. If your job is not one that requires you to physically be in one place, i.e. serving food, washing windows and stocking grocery shelves, you will be competing with bright and hungry workers in India, China, Korea and other developing nations around the globe.
Competing in the new environment will require higher levels of competence and necessitate looking straight ahead, not constantly glancing rear view mirror for warm fuzzy feelings about what you have achieved in the past.