English vocabulary Job skills

Woman writing in a notebook

What skills are necessary to get a job today?

  • work experience
  • overseas experience
  • good school grades
  • a graduate degree
  • communication skills
  • social media skills
  • knowledge of current affairs
  • fluency in English

What to do before an interview if a person has low self-esteem?

If you want to get a new job skill, what do you do? Where can you find quality courses? Are courses on the Internet affordable?

Devélop communication skills

To start a business you need leadership skills

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Job skills listening exercise

Listen. Emily is applying for a marketing position. Why does she think she is suitable for the job?
What question doesn’t she answer?

Job skills From Speak Now 3 Lesson 21

Frue or false?

Emily took three courses in marketing at college.

Emily developed leadership and communication skills while working at Mesa Design.

The interviewer asked why she worked at Mesa Design.

Emily can use some of the main programs on the computer.

What job skills will be worth developing in the future?

Additional listening and reading about career skills

When it comes to work skills, they can be broken down into two types hard skills and soft skills. They’re pretty different from one another, but both are necessary to be successful on the job. Let’s take a look at the differences between the two. Hard skills are concrete skills that are specific to your job and are required for you to actually do your work. For example, if you’re a chef, cooking would be a hard skill. Or if you’re a computer programmer, coding would be an example. Soft skills on the other hand are interpersonal or people skills that can be used in every job. These include communication, teamwork and adaptability. Hard skills are generally learned through school, training or previous work experience. They’re more objective meaning that once you’ve learned the information or task you would then possess that skill. Soft skills are more difficult to develop. You’ll need to practice them over time in the real world with others. They come naturally to some people while others may not have such an easy time with them. Hard skills are easy to measure. Employers can get a good idea of your hard skills by looking at your education, previous experience and certifications. Soft skills are harder to evaluate they can’t really be communicated well through your cover letter or resume. Instead employers usually have to wait until an interview or your first few weeks on the job to get a good idea of your soft skills. Despite their differences, you’ll need both hard and soft skills if you want to become more hireable or be successful in your current job. Goodwill Community Foundation creating opportunities for a better life.

Key job skills vocabulary

fluency in English
to develop communication skills
to start a business you need leadership skills
hard skills are concrete skills
soft skills are interpersonal or people skills
These include communication, teamwork and adaptability.
Soft skills are more difficult to develop.
Soft skills are harder to evaluate
to become more hireable or be successful in your current job.

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Published by Polina

English teacher, cultural explorer and Korean&Slovenian language learner

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