Skills UK employers demand the most

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There are numerous traits that employers will look out for when hiring new candidates, from punctuality and appropriate experience, to a set of qualifications that will match the job role. However, there are a variety of ‘soft skill’ factors that hiring managers are also on the look-out for.

New research from job board CV-Library reveals the top skills employers look for in candidates include the ability to adapt (71.5%), resilience (57.5%) and being able to balance work and personal life (29.2%).

The study, which surveyed 300 UK employers on the top skills they believe are most important in a potential hire, found that companies are most interested in applicants who have a willingness to upskill (39.7%), an ability to adapt (71.5%) and a keenness to network (16.4%).

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