What Are The Skills That Employers want?-How To Prepare Yourself For Employers.

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What Are The Skills That Employers want?-How To Prepare Yourself For Employers.

Your degree will have taught you a host of subject-specific and transferrable skills and knowing how to sell them to employers is vital in a competitive job market

While the knowledge and skills required may vary from job to job, it’s imperative that in your application forms you convey how you’ve gained the core attributes that you think would make you a worthwhile addition to the organisation.Here are some of the most common key skills that graduate employers will expect you to demonstrate. It’s vital that you understand these skills, and how you can show that you’ve developed them, in order to write a successful job application.


This refers to your ability to deal with setbacks, and is something that graduate employers have increasingly started to consider. How well do you cope with stressful situations or when something goes wrong? How do you react to unexpected changes or problems that occur during a project?

You aren’t expected to be unaffected by these events, but you need to be able to show that you react to them positively and are able to develop strategies to deal with them.

Good communication

This is about how clearly you put across your ideas and your ability to listen to others. Employers will be keen to see how you build rapport, persuade and negotiate with people.

Use your CV or application form to outline specific written and verbal examples of when you’ve put these skills into practice. This might be any public speaking you’ve done, or writing for a student newspaper, for example. Show how you tailored your message to the target audience

Effective leadership and management

Even if you’re not applying for a management position, you’ll still need to demonstrate to employers that you have the potential to motivate and lead others in order to achieve common objectives.

On application forms, detail situations where you’ve had the opportunity to plan and coordinate tasks during your degree or in extra-curricular activities such as university clubs and societies. The ability to solve problems and conflicts is always highly valued by recruiters.


To accomplish certain work tasks, you may need to come up with a suitable strategy and plan of action. This could involve seeking out relevant information from various sources. How you analyse, interpret and report these findings is what’s important here.

Highlight the relevant skills that you’ve developed during your degree course – reading around a subject and analysing that information before writing an essay, for instance, or interpreting the results of a scientific experiment.


The specific activities of your job will always be viewed in the context of the business’s goals and what it’s trying to achieve. By successfully directing your work towards these objectives – prioritising your duties, working well under pressure and managing your time effectively – you can demonstrate that you’re flexible and can be trusted.

You could give examples of times when you’ve had to balance your university work with other commitments in order to meet multiple deadlines.

Teamwork and interpersonal skills

Most graduates will have had the chance to work in teams during their time at university and in part-time jobs or work placements. Employers will be looking at your individual contribution towards achieving common goals.

This isn’t just about times when you’ve led a team successfully, but also when you’ve been an effective team member taking instructions and direction from somebody else.

Find out how to incorporate these skills into your application forms by looking at example questions and answers.

Relevant work experience

Having some work experience related to the job you’re applying for is increasingly important given the competition for graduate roles. It is something that most employers will look for when assessing candidates.


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How To Become A Top Notch Sales Executive In Dubai

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How To Become A Top Notch Sales Executive In Dubai

Right now, Dubai is the business hub in the world, It’s the one of the best trading destination cities for luxury buyers and sellers.

In line with this, middle men or let’s say top notch sales executives are highly required to link  buyers and sellers in a satisfactory environment.

Bellow are valuable tips on how you can become a top notch sales Executive in Dubai and stand a chance to gain alot.

1.Get your UAE drivers’ license

2.Know The city and other cities in the country

3.Get very good IT skills

4.Eat and Dress well

In general, please follow sections for clarity….


You will need to have:

the ability and desire to sell

excellent communication skills

a positive, confident and determined approach

resilience and the ability to cope with rejection

a high degree of self-motivation and ambition

the skills to work both independently and as part of a team

the capability to flourish in a competitive environment

a good level of numeracy

a full driving licence

fluency in a foreign language – this can be helpful, particularly if working for an international company.


Although this area of work is open to all graduates, the following subjects may improve your chances:

business, management or marketing

computing, engineering or technology (for technical sales)

media studies (for advertising and media sales)

modern European or Asian languages (for organisations that operate in overseas markets).

Larger employers who operate graduate-training schemes usually look for a 2:1 or above, as well as evidence of involvement with university activities or some relevant work experience.

Academic qualifications are often less important than personality, attitude and abilities and a strong commercial awareness and excellent communication skills are particularly desirable attributes.

A pre-entry postgraduate qualification is not needed.

What to expect

The sales industry is target driven and as a consequence the work can sometimes be demanding and pressurised.

Conditions of work vary widely according to the field in which you operate. You could be based in the UK or overseas and may work from an office base, or office at home or use hotels as your office.

Sales executives are generally expected to look professional and smart, particularly when liaising with clients.

The working culture created by management and colleagues can often be competitive and it is a male-dominated industry.

Travel within a working day, overnight absence from home and overseas work are all common. The constant travel, sometimes with overnight stays or longer business trips, may affect your social and personal life.


As a sales executive, you’ll need to:

B2B sales

build good working relationships

understand the needs of your business customers

research the market and related products

present the product or service favourably and in a structured professional way face-to-face.

B2C sales

listen to customer requirements and present appropriately to make a sale

maintain and develop relationships with existing customers in person and via telephone calls and emails

cold call to arrange meetings with potential customers to prospect for new business

respond to incoming email and phone enquiries

act as a contact between a company and its existing and potential markets

negotiate the terms of an agreement and close sales

gather market and customer information

challenge any objections with a view to getting the customer to buy

advise on forthcoming product developments and discuss special promotions

create detailed proposal documents, often as part of a formal bidding process which is largely dictated by the prospective customer

check the quantities of goods on display and in stock

make accurate, rapid cost calculations and providing customers with quotations.

For both roles, you’ll be required to:

negotiate on price, costs, delivery and specifications with buyers and managers

liaise with suppliers to check the progress of existing orders

record sales and order information and sending copies to the sales office, or entering figures into a computer system

represent the company at trade exhibitions, events and demonstrations

feed future buying trends back to employers

review your own sales performance, aiming to meet or exceed targets

attend team meetings.

Many larger companies have a promotion structure that typically involves moving up from sales executive to area sales manager, to national sales manager and ultimately to sales director. It’s quite common to move between different companies to achieve promotion or a higher salary.

A move out of sales into training and education, or recruitment, is another possibility. Sales executives also have the option to move into related career areas, such as advertising, marketing, more general commercial management or public relations (PR). meetings and share best practice with colleagues.

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How to get recruited in the UAE

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How  to get recruited in the UAE

Everyone wants to land that dream job. Applicants may get tips such as the perfect outfit to wear, the right amount of makeup, the proper posture and many more. These are all very helpful, however, these do border on the superficial. Below are tips that delve on heart and psyche issues. Anything that emanates from within would resound more clearly with the interviewer.

Everyone grows up with a dream in mind of what we want to be.  What we may be interested in may not seem rewarding at the start, but if it is something we truly want, we will not just perform, we will excel, and eventually end-up cashing-in on it. Not only will the tasks involved be rewarding in itself, so will be the remunerations.

In all its likelihood, the interviewer will know if we are truly passionate about the job being applied for.  It will show if we are speaking from the heart or simply from our head. Empty words can be read through the eyes and body language.

Research doesn’t end in school

We need to hit the net to check for the top 5 organizations that would fit what we want, as well as who we are, and who we would want to be. Patience is key, as we will need to take into account, the industry, the location, the pay etc. At the end of the day, we do have the world to consider.

Check the culture

Culture is an unspoken criterion but is a huge contributory factor that will affect our day-to-day work life.  We can check and assess if we do share the values, assumptions, and behaviors of the people in the company or in the department we are eyeing given that each division may have a unique set of characteristics.  If so, you can fine tune your answers to include aspects of your character that is befitting of the existing company culture.

Tailor fit your CV

We may have different skill sets, therefore, we may be fit to assume varying roles depending on what a company requires.  We need to modify the CV for the needed role. For example, if you are vying for a sales role, enumerate the skills and experiences that would help paint a picture of you as an excellent sales person.  For another company that requires a researcher, focus on those that would highlight the related abilities. It is not a matter of reinventing your CV, it is a matter of rearranging the information relevant to the position.

Build build build

‘You reap what you sow’ is a very powerful adage true for many generations. Note that CVs are built over time. Our experiences (being our best teacher) are compounded, and every mastered craft is a nugget of gold to add to which.

Likewise, the networks we build are like a farm. We plant the seeds and watch it grow.  A firm handshake can forge an important business relationship, a sincere smile may result in better facial recognition on the part of the interviewer, a kind deed extended will make a mark in the mind of an entrepreneur.

In short, every opportunity is golden. It is a time to learn, to build yourself, your network. These are investments where we may not amass the interests immediately but these will pay off eventually.

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