11 July 2019

Selection criteria in the labour market

Apart from the quality of your education and the quality of your experience the following categories may apply.

DISCIPLINE KNOWLEDGE

Terminology
Information
Concepts
Methodology

TRANSFERABLE COGNITIVE SKILLS

Intelligence
- Analytical
- Synthetic
- Creative: Innovation, authenticity
- Practical: Transferability from theory into practice
Learning ability
- Mastery
- Retention
- Transferability
- Potential
Literacy
- Reading: Comprehension
- Writing: Clarity, conciseness
Communication
- Listening
- Questioning
- Expressing ideas: Clarity, conciseness, confidence
- Presenting
Numeracy
- Evaluating: Comprehension
- Calculating
Critical thinking
- Curiosity/inquisitiveness
- Causality
- Scepticism
Judgement
- Ethics
- Work ethics
- Understanding of hierarchies
- Sensitivity
Problem solving
- Abstraction
- Resourcefulness
Time management
- Planning
- Goal-setting
- Organizing/prioritizing
Technology use

TRANSFERABLE BEHAVIOURAL TRAITS

Discipline/Self-control
Self-reflection
Determination/Diligence/Grit/Perseverance/Persistence
Integrity
- Honesty
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Reliability
- Attendance
- Punctuality
- Attitude/Commitment
- Initiative/Motivation
- Sense of responsibility
- Contribution to the organization's goals
Resilience
Ability to work alone
Quality of work produced
Volume of work produced/Effectiveness/Efficiency
Relationship building/Interpersonal
- Ability to work with others
- Adaptability/Flexibility
- Restraint
- Civility/Courtesy/Good manners
- Respect
Confidence
- Courage
- Decision making
- Seriousness
- Sense of humour
Confidentiality

LEADERSHIP SKILLS

Direction/Guidance
Training
Delegation
Motivation of others
Conflict management
Respect
Sense of justice

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