Make sure you have the skills employers want!
Academic skills, technical skills, and workplace "soft" skills provide a solid base for getting into a career. When you are searching for a job, it is important to recognize the skills that you have and include them in your resume and interview. Use those skills to show you are qualified for the job.
To succeed in the workplace, it is important to continue to enhance your skills. You can gain those skills through experience and training. Often, employers provide you with additional technical training. However, it is up to you to demonstrate that you have soft skills such as a good work ethic and a great attitude.
You will notice some of the skills have icons. The Illinois Essential Employability Skills Framework was designed to define and clarify the essential employability skills and provide a standard for the state. These skills are those general skills that are required to be successful in all sectors of the labor market and are separate form the technical and academic skills.