Why employability matters

In an increasingly competitive job market, maximising your employability is essential. Get tips on how to do this from recruitment experts and EY graduates.

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KEY SKILLS YOU NEED

Employers today are looking for a broad range of experiences and skills. Prepare yourself properly so you can hit the ground running.

Commerciality

Building commercial awareness takes time and on-the-job experience. But you can help yourself now by building your understanding of the business world, and improving your commercial perspective.

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Leadership

Leadership is a critical attribute for all of our people at EY. From our CEO to our trainees, our organisation depends on high performing teams.

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Influence

You need to have an impact on others, allowing them to understand your views. This is an important skill in business which can be learned and applied in many scenarios you're likely to encounter.

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Collaboration

Working with others is a foundational skill in business. You're not expected to know everything yourself, so it's important to be able to recognise your own strengths and those of people around you.

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Personal brand

Make sure your first impression is a good one, by understanding they key principles of building a strong personal brand - whether online or face-to-face.

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HOW CAN YOU STAND OUT?

Experts share practical advice on getting ready for the workplace and standing out from the crowd when applying for jobs.

How to get ready for your first job

Alice Glover (L'Oreal) shares the best advice she was given during her graduate job search.

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Four steps to a great first impression

Bianca Miller, personal branding guru, breaks down what you need to know about those first 7 seconds.

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