The International e-Jobs Observatory study, since many years the employment needs in the e-Jobs field. One of the most important issues of the studies is that you obtain an interview by showing your « hard » we mean technical skills, but this is not enough to get the job ! The final decision is done through the evaluation that the recruiter have about your « soft » skills, which are mainly team spirit, communication, cooperation….
In a world where most of things (competences included) are evaluated with numbers, we can notice that the so called « soft skills » have no exact tool to evaluate them and that the evaluation is always a personal evaluation of the recruiter ! nevertheless developing adequation between your personal skills and what is required in business is the only way to get a job, and of course to keep it.
An European consortium, supported by Cambridge University have developed studies and tools to support evaluation of « soft skills » and can be used by students, or job seekers, trainers and teachers and by companies managers or recruiters !
To be aware of the importance of the soft skills and to identify a way to improve them, to develop them and to SHOW them during interview or in any relation you have with recruiter is decisive in a recruitment process !
Those abilities and skills can be shown during interview, but also are a part of your numeric identity ! 90 % of recruiter, before engaging you, will type in your name in Google, Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn ! If they do not find you, this will generate a doubt ! and reduce your chances to get the job ! if your numeric identity does not fit with what is waited by the recruiter, you will not have the job, but someone else will have it !
Show everyday what you can bring to a company and have a look on the advices and issues of the DAISS project
Just think, in a recruitment process, what is the difference between TO TAKE A RISK and TO TAKE A CHANCE ! The difference is slight but so important !
The DAISS project and SelfAwareness issues : http://www.selfawareness.org.uk/