As you transition from University to the workplace, you will be working with people from all walks of life. Your CGPA will no longer be the chief benchmark against which you are evaluated. Seniors and peers will base their understanding and appreciation of you on how well you rise to a range of challenges, both interpersonal and technical, on an every-day basis.
At the core of a thriving career lies a set of skills and attitudes that is transferrable and sought-after by employers across the market landscape.
How good are you at managing complexities, creating change and driving results?
Can you keep a sharp focus on the problem without losing sight of the big picture?
How compelling is your communication, in terms of storytelling and active listening?
Do you have vision, charisma and situational adaptability?
Do you bridge differences and embrace diversity?
Can you bring out the best in others?
How well do you know yourself?
Are you ready to champion ideas despite initial dissent?
Are you resilient when facing challenges and uncertainty?
How tech-savvy are you?
Are you comfortable dealing with software and data?
To what extent are you familiar with digital concepts like smart systems and data security?