Good communications are the key to landing a job

Strong
academic results are a secondary priority for employers when it comes to hiring
staff, research has revealed.

According
to recruitment firm Parity, personality and cultural fit are now more important
criteria for employers.

Furthermore,
UK
businesses are more impressed by ‘soft skills’ such as negotiating, problem
solving, presentation and interpersonal communications.

The
research, which analysed just under
7,000 vacancies and placements in the past 12 months, found that interpersonal
communication was the most sought-after skill by employers. Second to that was
relevant experience.

Academic
grades and educational qualifications, on average, were the third criteria to
be mentioned.

www.parity.co.uk

Quentin Reade

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