What Are Employability Skills?

Did you know that you may already have some important skills that can help you find a great job?

Employability skills (sometimes called “soft skills”) are the core skills, traits and personal qualities that enable you to thrive in any workplace. All employers look for and value these skills. These important skills include working well in a team, ability to solve problems, being willing to learn new things, being on time and being dependable. 

Each of the sections on this page will lead you to some great videos, articles, and other resources to help you learn or hone your employability skills. These virtual coaching tools are here for you to explore across the six Employability Skills sections on this website.

Hear from Role Model Speaker, Jessica Carpenter, Co-Owner, Wo/men’s Empowerment Agency, as she speaks about the importance of employability skills.


Work Habits

Great work habits are key to impressing your boss and boosting your career. No matter what type of job or career you are in, acting professionally, showing interest, and working hard are always appreciated. Learn more.


Team Building

Team building is when people work together to achieve a common goal. In the workplace, it’s the process of creating a team that is working together on things like a construction project or building a bridge. Learn more.


Personal Finances

Personal finance is one of the most important aspects of your life. How you manage your money affects how you lead your life. Learning how to manage your money means learning how to become become more aware and in control of opportunities in your life. Learn more.

Conflict Resolution

Conflict Management and Sexual Harassment

Conflict management is the ability to identify and handle conflicts effectively and fairly. Conflicts in a business are a natural part of the workplace, so it is important to know how to resolve them.

Sexual harassment includes unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature. Employers have policies and guides for how to handle a situation if it arises. Learn more.


Resume Writing and Coaching

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Interviewing and Networking