WHAT ARE EMPLOYERS REALLY LOOKING FOR?

Employers today are looking for a broad range of experiences and skills: prepare yourself properly and make sure you hit the ground running.

Commerciality

Building commercial awareness takes time and on-the-job experience. But having some understanding of the business world, and being able to look at situations from a commercial perspective, will strengthen your position.

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Influence

What you say can have a powerful impact on someone. Making them understand your views could even change their mind. It's an important skill in business, and can be learned.

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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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Collaboration

Working well with others to achieve a shared goal 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 in order to achieve the best results.

Personal brand

Did you know, people will form a lasting opinion of your after just 7 seconds? Make sure it's a good one, by understanding they key principles of building a strong personal brand - whether online or face-to-face.

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